Halifax, Nova Scotia is the ideal cruise destination, offering cruise passengers diverse culturally-rich heritage experiences and natural beauty in spring, summer and fall.
Halifax is only a day's sail from either New York or Boston and is a marquee port of call on the Canada-New England cruise itinerary. View the cruise schedule for the Port of Halifax.
Take a sneak peak of the Halifax port-of-call experience:
What to See and Do
Fine dining, shopping, and the live music that Halifax pubs are famous for – we’ve got it all! Looking for things to do during your Halifax cruise adventure? Easily accessible highlights include:
- Visit the bustling Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market
- Stroll one of the world’s longest harbourfront boardwalks
- Explore the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, the gateway to Canada for one million immigrants between 1928-1971
- Discover Halifax’s role as a key naval station in the British Empire at the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, completed in 1856
Within easy walking distance from the downtown core, your adventure begins at the Halifax Seaport a vibrant arts and cultural district. Halifax is also in close proximity to other famous Nova Scotia destinations, including Peggy's Cove, the Bay of Fundy and Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Additional Information for Cruise Guests
For a complete list of Discover Halifax members who serve the cruise market in Halifax and Atlantic Canada, visit the suppliers section.
For further information about cruising opportunities to Halifax, shore excursions, and a list of cruise lines visiting the Port of Halifax, contact your local travel agent or any of the major cruise lines directly, or visit Cruise Halifax, Cruise Atlantic Canada, or the Tourism Nova Scotia cruise page.
View the Nova Scotia Cruise Brochure to gain insights on all Nova Scotian Ports of Call.
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