Halifax is Ready For a Busy Season
Capt. Allan Gray, president and CEO, Halifax Port Authority says, 'With 152 expected vessel calls in 2022, we are at 85% of where we left off in 2019."
The port of Halifax expects to be busy this summer and fall. The season will open in April with the arrival of the Norwegian Getaway and Ocean Navigator and finish up in early November.
Capt. Allan Gray, President and CEO of the Halifax Port Authority said, "We are starting the rebuilding process in a strong position. With 152 expected vessel calls in 2022, we are at 85% of where we left off in 2019, which is a great position to be in. Nova Scotia is a place that people want to visit, and the cruise lines want to come here. We remain a safe, welcoming destination with natural beauty and authentic experiences to offer.
Dennis Campbell, CEO, Ambassatours Gray Line, said, "This is what all of us involved in the shore excursion side of the Atlantic cruise industry have been waiting for. "We are so excited to be doing what we love, which is planning and preparing to welcome cruise guests to our region and give them a taste of authentic maritime hospitality."
There was not any comment about the latest rules issued by Transport Canada that would prohibit any ship with unvaccinated guests from visiting the port.