Port of Halifax along with tourism partners, Seaport tenants and members of the community recently celebrated a successful 2012 cruise season. This year, the Port welcomed 134 vessels with 256,847 passengers onboard from April 12 until November 1, which was close to the record established in 2010 when 127 vessels with 261,216 passengers called on Halifax.


The Port marked a significant milestone this year, having welcomed over three million passengers to Halifax since cruise ships began calling there three decades ago.

“We want to thank everyone for continuing to make visiting our city such a wonderful experience for cruise passengers,” said Cathy McGrail, Manager of Cruise Development, Halifax Port Authority. “The unique attractions and welcoming community make Halifax a truly memorable port of call.”

“Cruise ships are an important part of helping make Nova Scotia’s tourism industry globally competitive,” said Economic and Rural Development and Tourism Minister Percy Paris. “We want to congratulate Port of Halifax on a successful cruise season, which is helping to create good jobs and grow the economy throughout the province.”