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Yesterdays Cruise Ship – Victory 1

The 202 Passenger Victory 1 put in at pier 24 yesterday, sailing around 8pm for Charlottetown. Belonging to Miami based Victory Cruises, the company offers small ship cruses on the Great Lakes, New England, the St Lawrence river, as well as a circumnavigation of Cuba, and the Yucatan peninsula.

Marketed as a high end product – the cruises cost ~$6000us for 10 days.

 

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Norwegian Bliss – Maiden Call on Maiden Trip

the Norwegian Bliss made a call today, on her first trip, crossing the Atlantic, bound for New York from Southampton, via the Azores and Halifax. She will then Relocate to Miami, and cruse to LA via the Panama Canal, before taking up a regular schedule Cruising Seattle to Alaska, moving to the Caribbean for the winter.

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Cruise Season Begins – Fram at Pier 23

The 2018 Cruise season kicked off today with the arrival of the Norwegian Cruise ship Fram, tieing up at Pier 23. Built in 2007 for Hurtigruten. On this trip she arrived from Boston and carries 327 passengers on expedition style cruises.

Next on the Cruise schedule is the Artania arriving on the 26th, Norwegian Bliss, re-positioning form Southampton to New York, and MS Veendam on a Boston to Montreal trip arrive on the 30th.

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2018 Cruise Schedule Announced.

Yesterday the port released its 2018 cruise schedule. You can read it here.

The 2018 cruise season in Halifax will get underway on April 22, 2018 with the arrival of Fram, a Hurtigruten vessel who was last here in 2010. 2018 includes 10 scheduled inaugural calls starting with the arrival of Norwegian Bliss, a Norwegian Cruise Line vessel, on April 30, 2018. The other 9 include Victory II (June 3), Carnival Horizon (May 21), Asuka 2 (May 22), Hebridean Sky (May 30) ,Adventure of the Seas (June 6), AIDAvita (June 17), Ocean Dream (July 10), Star Pride (Sept 5)and Norwegian Escape (Sept 21)

Other Notable visits include Three visits from Disney Magic on September 17, September 22 and October 2 but only One visit from Queen Mary 2 on October 5. October 9 is expected to be the busiest passenger day with over 11,000 cruise guests on five vessels

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QE II launched 50 years ago

Yesterday marked the 50 year anniversary of the launching of the Cunard liner Queen Elizabeth II. Her final voyage and stop in Halifax Happened in the fall of 2008.

The last notes say that the ship is laid up in Port Rashid, with her lifeboats and davits removed. Managed by V ships, she has a captain and small crew.

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Busy Day at the Cruise Terminal


Today brought the arrival of 3 cruise ships. Insignia tied up at pier 20, Maasdam tied up at pier 22, and Seven Seas Navigator at pier 23.

Also at pier 24 is the fishing vessel Atlantic Preserver, which belongs to Clearwater Seafoods.

Unfortunately all the cruise ships parked with their stern to public camera view..