The 2020 cruise season in Halifax will start on April 11 with the arrival of Norwegian Star, a Norwegian Cruise Lines vessel. The season will run until November 3.
for the 2020 season the Port of Halifax is expecting 203 vessel calls carrying approximately 350,000 cruise guests. For local tourism providers, planning for the upcoming season is well underway.
2020 Halifax Cruise highlights include:
- Eleven (11) scheduled inaugural calls in 2020, starting with the arrival of Norwegian Star on April 11 and flowed by Hanseatic Inspiration (May 20), Empress of the Seas (May 23), Amsterdam (June 1), Norwegian Pearl (June 8), Oasis of the Seas (June 25), Island Princess (Aug 6), Carnival Radiance (Sept 11), Norwegian Encore (Sept 12), Amundsen (Sept 13), and Evrima (Sept 25)
- Four (4) visits from Queen Mary 2 on July 1-2, August 2, September 23 and October 21
- Two (2) visits from Disney Magic on October 10 and October 19
- September 25 is expected to be the busiest passenger day with over 10,000 cruise guests on five vessels
A complete vessel posting can be found at the Cruise Halifax website at https://www.cruisehalifax.ca/our-visitors/cruise-schedule/
It will be interesting to see the effect this Corona Virus has on this season’s cruise ship calls. It may not bode well for the Port of Halifax, vendors and service people’s as it will take the best part of six months to run its’ course.
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