Port of Halifax to welcome over 240,000 cruise passengers this season

March 10, 2010 – Halifax, N.S –This cruise season the Port of Halifax expects to welcome over 240,000 passengers to visit between April and October. The Port's full 2010 cruise schedule is now available at
“Our Province and Region are becoming increasingly popular with cruise lines and passengers because of the attractions, hospitality and facilities we offer," said Cathy McGrail, Manager of Cruise Development at the Halifax Port Authority. “The Port of Halifax cruise activity has a significant economic impact, bringing an estimated expenditure of $50 million from passenger, crew, and cruise lines each year to our local area.”
Some highlights from this year’s cruise season include:

  • 9 inaugural calls of new cruise ships calling the Port of Halifax for the first time
  • 2 new cruise lines bringing the total to 21 cruise lines that visit the Port of Halifax
  • Range of 240,000- 250,000 passengers aboard approximately 130 vessels

The Port of Halifax welcomes the Silver Spirit on April 27th, which is the first vessel call of the 2010 cruise season. The 2010 cruise season runs until late October. 

For further information contact:
Michele Peveril
Halifax Port Authority



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