November 23, 2015 – Halifax, NS – Over 222-thousand passengers visited the Port of Halifax during the cruise season. This year, the Port of Halifax welcomed 141 vessel calls with 222,309 passengers onboard from April 27 to November 2, 2015. The biggest passenger day was October 16, 2015 with approximately 10-thousand passengers. This was the first full year in which shore power was available to properly equipped cruise vessels calling on Halifax. In 2015, 17 shore power connections were made.
“This was a good, steady season for cruise in Halifax,” said Cathy McGrail, Director of Cruise Development and Corporate Affairs, Halifax Port Authority. “The Halifax Port Authority would like to recognize the outstanding cooperation between all the various partner agencies including cruise vendors, tour operators and those in the tourism and hospitality industry who came together to provide cruise guests with an exceptional experience during their time in Nova Scotia.”
A recent economic impact study found the cruise industry in Halifax contributes approximately $104 million in economic benefit for the local economy.
Halifax Port Authority