Press Releases

Cruise Industry Provided Record $90.8 Million in Direct Economic Impact to Atlantic Canada in 2012

on Friday, 02 August 2013. Posted in Press Releases

January 15, 2013 (Halifax, Nova Scotia) – The cruise industry provided $90.8 million in direct economic impact to Atlantic Canada in 2012. Positive gains for the region are projected to continue in 2013.

Port of Corner Brook breaks Provincial Cruise Record

on Thursday, 08 November 2012. Posted in Press Releases

November 8, 2012

CORNER BROOK – Corner Brook Port Corporation is celebrating a record year for cruise visitation. With 26,811 passengers 12,488 crew visiting in 2012, the port surpassed its own previous best season, posted in 2007, by 30%. The record-breaking season also represents the most cruise passengers and crew to visit a single port in Newfoundland and Labrador in one season.

Historic Charlottetown Seaport Welcomes record number of passengers and crew to Prince Edward Island

on Wednesday, 03 October 2012. Posted in Press Releases

(October 03, 2012 Charlottetown PE) - As tourism gears down on Prince Edward Island for the year, the Cruise season is just ramping up for its grand finale. In a mere five weeks, the Historic Charlottetown Seaport will welcome over 51,000 passengers and 23,000 crew.

Port of Halifax celebrates welcoming over three million passengers

on Wednesday, 03 October 2012. Posted in Press Releases

October 1, 2012 - HALIFAX, N.S. – Today, the Halifax Port Authority will celebrate welcoming over three million cruise passengers to our city.

Newfoundland and Labrador on Target for Best Cruise Season Yet!

on Tuesday, 22 May 2012. Posted in Press Releases

The Cruise Association of Newfoundland and Labrador is thrilled to announce that 2012 is set to be the best year yet for Cruise Ship Visits!

50 and Over? Win a Cruise

on Tuesday, 15 May 2012. Posted in Press Releases

Contest open to residents in Atlantic Canada

Enter to win a 16-night cruise package for you and a guest aboard Saga Cruise Line’s Quest for Adventure, including flights from Halifax to Iceland to catch your cruise. Grand Prize valued over $15,000 courtesy of Saga Cruise Lines and Destination Halifax.

Carnival Returns to Atlantic Canada in 2013

on Wednesday, 02 May 2012. Posted in Press Releases

Four-to-Seven-day Cruises from Boston

When Carnival Glory departs from Boston for Atlantic Canada next year, it will offer a variety of new dining, bar and entertainment options that are being added during a dry dock in November 2012 as part of the line’s ongoing “Fun Ship 2.0” enhancement program.

Carnival Glory’s 2013 schedule from Boston will encompass four-day cruises to Saint John, New Brunswick, departing Sundays and five-day voyages to Saint John and Halifax, Nova Scotia, departing Tuesdays and Thursdays, from June 4 to July 7.

Cruise Industry Provided $82.4 Million in Direct Economic Impact to Atlantic Canada in 2011

on Tuesday, 31 January 2012. Posted in Press Releases

January 23, 2012 (Halifax, Nova Scotia) – The Atlantic Canada cruise industry provided over $82 million in direct economic impact to the region in 2011 and is also projecting very positive gains for the region in 2012. This comes despite a challenging economic climate and increased competition around the world.

Cruise in Prince Edward Island continues to be a strong force for Island Tourism

on Wednesday, 02 November 2011. Posted in Press Releases

(October 25, 2011 – Charlottetown, PE) The Historic Charlottetown Seaport has wrapped up another successful cruise season here on Prince Edward Island. The 2011 cruise season generated $12.9 million* in economic impact on PEI, and despite a decline in tourism numbers this year, cruise remains in a growth pattern moving into the 2012 season.

Cruise Canada New England Receives Accolades at Seatrade Europe

on Monday, 17 October 2011. Posted in Press Releases

October 4, 2011 (Halifax, Nova Scotia) – Cruise Canada New England received two significant accolades during Seatrade Europe this past week.

The Seatrade Insider awards presented were at Schmidts Tivoli Theatre in Hamburg, Germany. René Trépanier, Executive Director of Cruise the Saint Lawrence and Chair of Cruise Canada New England, accepted a plaque on behalf of the Cruise Canada New England Alliance for a highly commended contribution to Destination of the Year as a finalist.

Charlottetown Harbour Authority Enjoys Record Breaking Year and Looks to an Even Better 2011 Cruise Season

on Monday, 17 October 2011. Posted in Press Releases

For Immediate Release

September 21, 2010 Charlottetown, PE

With the fall season now in full swing, so is the cruise schedule at the Historic Charlottetown Seaport. Passenger and crew numbers have consistently grown over the past few years as the number and size of ships making Charlottetown a Port of Call continue to grow.

Halifax, Nova Scotia celebrated by National Awards for Tourism Excellence with seven nominations

on Monday, 17 October 2011. Posted in Press Releases

September 30

For immediate release

Halifax, NS – Halifax’s tourism industry had much to celebrate when the National Awards for Tourism Excellence, presented by the Toronto Star, were announced this week. With seven nominations, in categories including Event of the Year and Business of the Year - Multiple Unit, Halifax’s famous hospitality is being recognized on a national level.

Stonehammer First Global Geopark in North America

on Monday, 17 October 2011. Posted in Press Releases


October 4, 2010

The Stonehammer Geopark, located in southern New Brunswick, has become the first North American member of the UNESCO –supported Global Geoparks Network (GGN). The announcement was made late Sunday at the 9th Annual European Geoparks Conference in Lesvos, Greece by the GGN Bureau. With the acceptance of the Stonehammer Geopark application, the GGN has 77 members in 24 countries throughout Europe, Asia, South America, Australia, the Middle East and now North America.

Halifax Reaches Cruise Milestone

on Monday, 17 October 2011. Posted in Press Releases

October 21, 2010 – Halifax, N.S. - The Port of Halifax reached a cruise milestone today with over a quarter million passengers visiting the port this season. This means a significant economic benefit with an estimated expenditure of $50 million from passenger, crew, and cruise lines to our local area. Today there are four cruise ships docked at the Port of Halifax, with a total passenger capacity of 10,000.

This year’s cruise season started on April 27th and finishes on October 30th.


Lizzie Moore
Public Affairs
Halifax Port Authority
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Port of Saint John Sets New Record: More than 200,000 Cruise Guests in a Single Year

on Monday, 17 October 2011. Posted in Press Releases

October 25, 2010

For Immediate Release

Port of Saint John Sets New Record: More than 200,000 Cruise Guests in a Single Year

Saint John (NB) - With 2 cruise calls remaining after today’s call of Royal Caribbean’s Jewel of the Seas, Saint John Port Authority officials reflect on the banner season and the many highlights it brought.

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