Category Archives: cruise ship

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

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.

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..

2017 Cruise Schedule Released

The port Authority today released the 2017 Cruise Schedule. 2017 is supposed to be the Busiest season yet. the Cruise Season begins April 24th with the Amadea, and ends on Oct 31 with Seven Seas Mariner. This season also brings 6 Inaugural Calls for

Sunday Cruise Ships.

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Norwegian Dawn Tied up at pier 22. Shes running a 7 Day 7-Day Canada & New England cruise from Boston and ending in Quebec. She then does the return trip.

A late arrival and departure yesterday was the Seven Seas Mariner. Shes on a Repositioning trip a 28 Nights trip from San Francisco to Montréal via the Panama Canal.

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Vintage Cruiser Marco Polo 

One of the last from the Golden age of transatlantic Liner service, The Marco Polo was built as Aleksandr Pushkin in East Germany in 1964 for the Soviet Baltic Shipping Company. She ran transatlantic service until 1980.

Her visit to Halifax is part of a 29 day cruise beginning in Glasgow, sailing to Montreal, and returning to Liverpool.

AKADEMIK IOFFE for Maritimes and Arctic cruises.

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The Akademik Ioffe put into to pier 27 to ready for a maritimes cruise. As an adventure oriented cruise, the itinerary of the 9 night cruise begins and ends in Louisbourg, stopping at Sable Is, Magdalen Is, Ile Bonaventure (off the Gaspe) Anticosti Is, Gros Morne, Francois (nf) and St. Pierre et Miquelon. The trip runs July 16-25. The Ship will then spend August cruising in the arctic, with charter flights departing Ottawa, and returning to Edmonton.  – cruises cover Baffin Island, the North West Passage, and a Franklin themed cruise.

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