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'Very good season so far,' says Port Authority of cruise ships

Fall is known to be the busiest time of Halifax's cruise ship season, but the Port of Halifax is starting to see more calls earlier in the year
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A cruise ship docked along the Halifax waterfront at sunrise (Meghan Groff/HalifaxToday.ca)

Fall is known to be the busiest time of Halifax's cruise ship season, but the Port of Halifax is starting to see more calls earlier in the year.

"Last year in April we had two, this year we had four," said communications advisor Lane Farguson. "It's sort of carried on that way through May, June and July as well."

He told NEWS 95.7's The Sheldon MacLeod Show that's great news for tourism operators and businesses along the waterfront.

However, there's no doubt September and October are still the most popular months for cruise ship passengers to visit the city.

"We're expecting about 68 vessel calls from April until August, which means we'll be looking at over 130 in September and October."

October 9 is expected to be the busiest passenger day of 2018 with over 11,000 cruise guests expected to arrive on five vessels.




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