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.
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
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.
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..
The 2017 Cruise season begins this afternoon with the arrival of the AMADEA to pier 22. She is Scheduled to pick up her Pilot at 3:30, so should tie up 4:15 ish.
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
The cruise season wound up for the year on October 28. Next years cruises currently are scheduled to start April 24th with the arrival of the Amadea. The port has yet to publish the schedule, however most cruise lines have bookable itineraries you can browse at http://www.cruisetimetables.com/cruises-to-halifax-nova-scotia.html
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.
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.