The Small Cruise ship Pearl Mist is on her way to Halifax, having just departed Lunenburg. The vessel was built in 2009 by Halifax Shipyards, then Mired in a contract dispute, that was finally resolved last year, prompting pearl Seas Cruises to finally take delivery of the vessel.
you can Read all about the Saga of Pearl Mist here
Pearl Seas Cruises appears to have accepted the ship Pearl Mist.
A statement on the Pearl Seas Website states:
“Pearl Mist left the shipyard in Canada on Saturday, April 13th. The ship is scheduled to arrive at Chesapeake Shipbuilding in the United States on April 17, 2013 for outfitting before going into service in the Spring of 2014”
Pearl Mist was built by Irving Shipbuilding, but on completion was rejected. the case went through the courts, and in the end was subject to a the contracts arbitration clause which found for Irving Shipbuilding.
Full Coverage of Pearl Mist
The 2014 Halifax Cruise Schedule was released, and Begins on May 4th with the arrival of Celebrity Cruises’ Infinity, and ends Nov 15th with First time visitor Hamburg.
Additional inaugural calls of ships visiting Halifax for the first time in 2014 include
- Celebrity Infinity
- Carnival Splendor
- Seabourn Quest
- Crystal Serenity
- Royal Princess
- Ruby Princess
- Legend of the Seas
Maasdam is back as a regular, though Carnival Glory has been replaced by the Carnival Splendor and only in the fall. Also of Note is the Arrival of the Pearl Mist in July, and Again in October. Pearl Mist you may remember was built at Halifax Shipyards, and then laid up in Shelburne over contract disputes. (See Posts Here)
The full schedule can be found at http://www.cruisehalifax.ca/our-visitors/index.html