The Port of Halifax has been recognized as a top-rated Canada-US cruise destination by Cruise Critic.

The 2018 Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards announced by Cruise Critic lists the Port of Halifax (more info about the port at CruiseMapper) as a Top-Rated US & Canada Cruise Destination. The awards are based entirely on ratings submitted with reviews published on A link to the announcement can be found here: Top 5 US & Canada Cruise Destinations.

Port of Halifax Receives Top-Rated Cruise Destination Award

“This is an incredible recognition for all the operators and tourism partners who work tirelessly to build and promote Nova Scotia as a tourism destination,” said Catherine McGrail, Associate Vice-President, Cruise/Operations and Public Affairs, Halifax Port Authority. “We are fortunate to have strong partners delivering an excellent product that our cruise guests enjoy.”

2018 Halifax Cruise highlights include:

  • 10 scheduled inaugural calls in 2018, starting with the arrival of Norwegian Bliss, a Norwegian Cruise Line vessel, on April 30, 2018.
  • Three visits from Disney Magic on September 17, September 22 and October 2, 2018
  • One visit from Queen Mary 2 on October 5, 2018
  • October 9, 2018 is expected to be the busiest passenger day with over 11,000 cruise guests on five vessels

A complete vessel posting can be found at the Cruise Halifax website here.

When booking a cruise, travelers may overlook extra costs such as shore excursions, which are often not included in the price. Cruisers could end up spending hundreds of extra dollars for just one shore excursion, and an excursion at every port of call can quickly inflate your vacation bill.

Million Mile Secrets created a guide that breaks down alternative ways to book excursions without breaking the bank. The guide highlights how you can use your travel rewards to pay for shore excursions, while also covering the safest ways to book them. The guide also covers the:

  • Best points to redeem for cruise excursions
  • Pros and cons of different booking options
  • Safety considerations for traveling with a credit card

Source: Port of Halifax