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A major business center also known for its maritime history, travelers can visit some of Canada's most historic lighthouses.
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Halifax, Nova Scotia

Fresh-caught lobster dinners. National historic sites. Local tasting tours. Fall foliage. And a downtown waterfront boardwalk. Located in the province of Nova Scotia, Halifax is a part of Canada that has it all! It’s a wonderful place to take a cruise from, since there are so many exciting ways to spend your time there. From art galleries and museums to golf clubs, shops, and a thriving downtown, there is something that everybody can enjoy in Halifax.

Currently, only Hurtigruten offers itineraries that begin in Halifax. MS Fram and their newest ship, MS Roald Amundsen, sail 7-night Fall Foliage Discovery itineraries that stop in ports such as Yarmouth, Eastport, Bar Harbor, Provincetown, Newport, and New York (where you can experience “The Big Apple” city, including Times Square, the Statue of Liberty, and more). All Hurtigruten itineraries include an onboard expedition team, a vast enrichment program, and everything you need for active excursions.

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Destinations for Cruises from Halifax, Nova Scotia

The following cruise destinations can be visited on a cruise from Halifax, Nova Scotia. Select a destination to view the upcoming cruises that are available:

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Cruise Lines with Cruises from Halifax, Nova Scotia

The following cruise lines feature cruises leaving from Halifax, Nova Scotia. Select a cruise line to view upcoming cruises that they're offering from Halifax, Nova Scotia:

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Specialty Cruise Lines

These cruise lines offer a truly unique vacation experience, with a wide range of possible amenities and itineraries. Some are expedition cruise lines, others have sailing yachts or are coastal ships.

On these types of cruise lines, there's usually a focus on a specific destination or theme. Itineraries are usually very destination intensive, aided by the fact that they're able to reach many ports of call that larger ships can't.

Expedition cruise lines are a great fit for adventure-seeking travelers, featuring exciting destinations like the Galapagos Islands, Antarctica, and the Norwegian coast. During the cruise, there will usually be plenty of interesting lectures given by experts on the destination being visited. Often, shore excursions are included in the cost of the cruise. In fact, some of these cruise lines have all-inclusive pricing. There's a definite focus on the ship's surrounding scenery, as well as opportunities to view wildlife in their natural habitat. Small, but comfortable, ships are commonplace here, with anywhere from basic to very luxurious public spaces, cuisine, and accommodations (depending on the cruise line and ship).

Sailing Yachts, sail-assisted motor ships, offer a really unique vacation experience. Accommodations and cuisine on these intimate vessels can be anywhere from good to fantastic, depending on the cruise line. Destinations offered by these cruise lines may include the Caribbean, Europe, Panama Canal, Tahiti, and Costa Rica.

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Luxury Cruise Lines

When the finest cruise vacation is your top priority, this is the place to start.

On a luxury cruise line, guests experience highly personalized service, a more intimate (and usually formal) onboard experience, gourmet cuisine, well-appointed accommodations, and fantastic amenities. Many of these brands have smaller ships, allowing them to reach ports of call that the larger ships can't, which results in unique itineraries.

All of these brands feature a version of all-inclusive pricing, and some of them have ships with all-suite accommodations. Although these cruise lines are usually more expensive than the rest, they also provide their guests with so much more, resulting in a fantastic value when considering all that's included.

Hurtigruten Expeditions
  • Specialty Cruise Line
  • Ships: 7 (90 - 970 Guests)
  • Unique Expedition-Style Voyages
  • Wide Range of Excursions
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Swan Hellenic
  • Luxury / Specialty Cruise Line
  • Ships: 3 (152 - 192 Guests)
  • Chic staterooms with unobstructed views
  • Over 70 years of cruise expertise
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Things to do near Halifax, Nova Scotia

These are just a few of the more popular tourist attractions in Halifax, along with a brief description:

♦ Seaport Farmers Market

Originally known as the Halifax Farmers’ Market (which opened in 1750), this market was once where townsfolk were able to buy produce and livestock. The market has moved several times before settling in the Halifax Seaport, where it now stands as the longest running market in North America with over 250 vendors! It is a very popular destination for locals and visitors alike! You will have the chance to browse stalls, sample local cuisine, purchase locally made handcrafts, and take in the relaxing atmosphere of the waterfront.

♦ Halifax Boardwalk

Located right on the waterfront, there is always something going on along the Halifax Boardwalk. Attractions here include the Canadian Museum of Immigration, the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic (see below), The Lower Deck Pub (with live music and a patio), and lots of unique shops, cafes, and galleries. The Halfiax Seaport Farmers Market is also located along this boardwalk. Whether you just want to take a stroll or check out all the waterfront has to offer, consider spending some time here before or after your cruise.

♦ Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

History-lovers will jump at checking out Halfiax’s biggest and oldest maritime museum, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. This is a wonderful activity to do before or after your cruise. Here, you can discover the fascinating history of Novia Scotia’s maritime scene onboard the CSS Arcadia itself, a well as through many of its interesting exhibits. Among the permanent exhibits in this venue are “Titantic: The Unsinkable Ship,” “Shipwreck Treasures,” and “Days of Sail.”

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