September 27, 2013 – Halifax, NS –The Halifax Port Authority hosted a ceremony today to celebrate the longstanding relationship with Holland America Line. In honour of the 140th Anniversary of Holland America Line and 20 years of Holland America Line cruise ship calls at the Port of Halifax, the Halifax Port Authority planted 20 Holland America Line signature tulips in front of the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21.
Eurodam Captain Emiel de Vries took part in the event along with Marie Chapman, CEO of the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, Krista Dempsey, Vice President of Real Estate for the Halifax Port Authority and special guests Carolyn and Peter Matthews, who arrived in Canada at Pier 21 on a Holland America Line vessel in 1971.
The Halifax Seaport is a vibrant arts and cultural district found at the south end of the Halifax waterfront. Extending from Piers 19 to 23, this district has been redeveloped and is now a popular destination for locals and visitors alike.