Cruise industry in Halifax preparing for strong recovery

March 1, 2022, Halifax, Nova Scotia – The 2022 cruise season in Halifax will start on April 26 with the arrival of Norwegian Getaway, a Norwegian Cruise Line vessel and Ocean Navigator, an American Queen Steamboat Co. vessel. The season will run until November 5, 2022.

“We are starting the rebuilding process in a strong position,” said Captain Allan Gray, President and CEO, Halifax Port Authority.” With 152 expected vessel calls in 2022, we are at 85% of where we left off in 2019, which is a great position to be in. Nova Scotia is a place that people want to visit, and the cruise lines want to come here. We remain a safe, welcoming destination with natural beauty and authentic experiences to offer.”

“This is what all of us involved in the shore excursion side of the Atlantic cruise industry have been waiting for,” said Dennis Campbell, CEO, Ambassatours Gray Line. “We are so excited to be doing what we love, which is planning and preparing to welcome cruise guests to our region and give them a taste of authentic Maritime hospitality.”

The Port of Halifax is expecting 152 vessel calls in 2022.

  • Three ship days – 13
  • Four ship days – 3
  • Five ship day – 1
  • One visit from Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas on June 7, the largest cruise vessel to call on Halifax to date
  • Two visits from the Cunard Line Queen Mary 2, on July 6 and October 5
  • One visit from Disney Cruise Line Disney Magic, on October 14

A complete vessel posting can be found at the Cruise Halifax website at http://cruisehalifax.ca/our-visitors/cruise-schedule/.

About Cruise Halifax:

Halifax is the marquee cruise port in Atlantic Canada, welcoming hundreds of thousands of cruise guests in a typical year. The cruise industry is a major contributor to the local tourism economy in Atlantic Canada. In 2019, the last year of cruise, the economic benefit for Halifax and the surrounding area was an estimated $165 million.

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Lane Farguson
Director, Communications & Marketing
Halifax Port Authority
Ph. (902) 426-7375
lfarguson@portofhalifax.ca