Popular Ports of Call: Halifax

 Popular Ports of Call: Halifax


With its beautiful scenery and so much to do, Halifax has become a very popular  New Port Residences Showflat  most Northern Transatlantic crossings as well. In fact, the city gets over 250,000 cruise visitors every year.

This port of call is a stop for all the large cruise lines including Holland America, Princess, Norwegian, Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Oceania, Silversea, Crystal Cruises, Cunard and P&O.

Founded in 1749, Halifax is the capital of Nova Scotia, one of the Atlantic Provinces in Canada, and has grown into a very modern city. With just under 400,000 residents, it has the largest population for a Canadian metropolitan area east of Quebec City.

One of the most popular shore excursions is a scenic drive down the coast to Peggy’s Cove, a lovely little village that sits on St. Margaret’s Bay and dates back to 1811. With its famous lighthouse and rocky shoreline you’ll have plenty to take pictures of here. You can also taste some of the town’s famous gingerbread or just take a leisurely stroll around the town.

Farther down the coast, Lunenburg, another quaint and picturesque little town, is also a popular excursion. When we took this tour, the bus dropped us off and our tour guide took the group around to some of the sites, giving us the history of each place before turning us loose on the town for some free time. Lunenburg has many shops and restaurants to fill your time and, of course, your camera will be working overtime here. On the way back we stopped at yet another scenic little place called Mahone Bay, which also has some shops, restaurants and picture-worthy places for you to check out.



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