BILL'S ENHANCED HALIFAX CRUISE SHIP SCHEDULE FOR 2017
last updated January 28, 2017

This schedule is based on the official one published by Cruise Halifax in January 2017.  Note that every year some variations occur, usually resulting from weather conditions that cause a ship to bypass Halifax, or stay overnight instead of leaving in the evening.  I call this schedule enhanced as I have added the following information to the basic schedule:

Former Names of renamed ships (reverse chronological order, i.e. most recent former name first, then progressively back in time)

Flag (nationality) of the ship, and its radio call letters

Ship Owner  (Common or “As known as” name)

Year the ship went into service (may have been under a previous name, and may have had refits since)

Tonnage.  GRT expressed in thousands

Length, expressed in feet

Ports the ship is arriving from & departing for (if known)

 

 

Berth Usage

If there is only one ship it will usually berth at Pier 22 if possible as it has shore-provided electrical connections. Pier 20 is the next most commonly used.  Pier 23 is around the corner at the cruise terminal and is suitable only for smaller ships.  Small ships might go to Pier 23 even if 22 or 20 is open. Presumably the fees are less for Pier 23.

In case of days when Piers 20 and 21 are both in use (and 23 if a small ship is in port), then the extra ship goes to Pier 31 in the Ocean Terminals (= cargo berths).   Passengers then must be transported by shuttle bus to the cruise ship area to join tours or explore the waterfront.   In the very unusual event that there is a further extra ship, that vessel will go to Pier 34.  In 2017 this occurs on September 14 and 23.

New Arrivals

 

Note that in 2017 a few ships are brand new and only a few months old when they arrive in Halifax.   In addition, there are several that were not here in 2016.  I hesitate to say they have never been here before as my records only go back a few years.

Brand New in 2017:   Mein Schiff 6, Viking Sky, Victory II

Renamed Ships

Several visiting ships have had at least one previous name.  These ships are starred in the list.  Their name histories are shown below:  I don't mean to imply that they have changed their name since the last visit.  This list is intended only to assist in keeping the identities of ships more organized.

Artania

ex Artemis, Royal Princess

Carnival Sunshine

ex Carnival Destiny

Hamburg

ex Columbus 

Insignia

ex Columbus 2, Insignia, R One

Marco Polo

ex Aleksandr Pushkin

Norwegian Jade

ex Pride of Hawaii

Saga Sapphire

ex Bleu de France, Holiday Dream, Superstar Aries, Superstar Europe, Europa

Sirena

ex Ocean Princess, Tahitian Princess, R Four

Victory I

ex Saint Laurent

Amadea

ex Asuka

Note that two of the 8 former R Ships are visiting in 2017.  In 2016 five of them visited. For an interesting account of the origin and fates of these eight ships click here.

 

THE FOLLOWING LIST IS ACCURATE AS FAR AS I AM AWARE AT THE TIME OF LAST UPDATING.   IT IS STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION AS FOR THE MOST PART I STILL NEED TO ADD THE LAST AND NEXT PORT OF CALL FOR EACH SHIP VISIT.   THIS REQUIRES ME TO RESEARCH THE ITINERARIES FOR EACH SHIP AND I DO NOT EXPECT TO HAVE THIS TASK COMPLETED UNTIL EARLY APRIL.

Legend:

Year indicates the year the ship went into service even though it may have had major refurbishments since then. 
Kton is the Gross Tonnage expressed in thousands of tons. 
Lth Ft is the overall length in feet. 
Pax is the declared passenger capacity (but is not necessarily the actual numbers during this visit.  
Planned arrival and departure times are self-explanatory, except that if the departure time is shown as 2359, this indicates that the ship is actually staying overnight. The entry will be immediately followed by the same ship showing arrival at 00:00 and leaving most likely in the morning.
From/To indicates the last port of call for the ship prior to arrival in Halifax, then the next port of call after leaving.  In some cases there may be an intervening day or several days at sea.

 

YR MTH DAY SHIP   FLAG AND CALL OPERATOR YR Kton Lth Ft Pax Arr Dep Pier From To
201704 24 Amadea*   Bahamas C6VE9 Phoenix Reisen 1991 29 633 600 17:00 22:00 22    
201704 29 Veendam   Netherlands PHEO Holland America Line 1996 57 719 1350 8:00 18:00 22    
201705 11 Veendam   Netherlands PHEO Holland America Line 1996 57 719 1350 8:00 16:00 22    
201705 20 Pearl Mist   Marshall Isl. V7RM9 Pearls Seas 2014 5 325 210 8:00 13:00 23    
201705 23 Victory I   Bahamas C6YZ9 Victory Cruise Lines 2001 5 91m 200 8:00 20:00 22    
201705 24 Crystal Symphony   Bahamas C6MY5 Crystal Cruises 2003 51 781 920 9:00 17:00 22    
201705 29 Veendam   Netherlands PHEO Holland America Line 1996 57 719 1350 9:00 18:00 22    
201705 ? Maasdam   Netherlands PFRO Holland America Line 1993 56 722 1255 9:00 18:00 22    
201706 1 Maasdam   Netherlands PFRO Holland America Line 1993 56 722 1255 8:00 16:00 22    
201706 5 Maasdam   Netherlands PFRO Holland America Line 1993 56 722 1255 9:00 18:00 22    
201706 7 Grandeur of the Seas   Bahamas C6SE3 Royal Caribbean International 1996 74 915 2000 10:30 19:00 22 SAINT JOHN BALTIMORE
201706 12 Norwegian Gem   Bahamas C6VG8 Norwegian Cruise Line 2007 96 965 2390 9:00 18:00 22    
201706 13 Queen Mary 2   Bermuda ZCEF6 Cunard Cruise Line 2004 149 1132 2620 9:00 18:00 22 Sthmptn NYC
201706 15 Maasdam   Netherlands PFRO Holland America Line 1993 56 722 1255 8:00 16:00 22    
201706 19 Maasdam   Netherlands PFRO Holland America Line 1993 56 722 1255 9:00 18:00 22    
201706 24 Insignia*   Marshall Isl. V7DM2 Oceania Cruises 1998 31 592 680 8:00 16:00 22    
201706 26 Veendam   Netherlands PHEO Holland America Line 1996 57 719 1350 9:00 18:00 20    
201706 26 Norwegian Gem   Bahamas C6VG8 Norwegian Cruise Line 2007 96 965 2390 9:00 18:00 22    
201706 29 Maasdam   Netherlands PFRO Holland America Line 1993 56 722 1255 8:00 16:00 20    
201706 29 Anthem of the Seas NHTY Bahamas C6BI7 Royal Caribbean International 2015 167 1142 4180 10:30 19:00 22 BH BAYONNE
201706 88 Veendam   Netherlands PHEO Holland America Line 1996 57 719 1350 8:00 16:00 22    
201707 1 Celebrity Summit   Malta 9HCJ9 Celebrity Cruises 2001 91 965 2100 10:00 23:59 22    
201707 2 Celebrity Summit   Malta 9HCJ9 Celebrity Cruises 2001 91 965 0 0:00 13:00 22    
201707 3 Maasdam   Netherlands PFRO Holland America Line 1993 56 722 1255 9:00 18:00 20    
201707 3 Queen Mary 2   Bermuda ZCEF6 Cunard Cruise Line 2004 149 1132 2620 9:00 18:00 22 NYC BOS
201707 5 Grandeur of the Seas   Bahamas C6SE3 Royal Caribbean International 1996 74 915 2000 10:30 19:00 22 SAINT JOHN BALTIMORE
201707 6 Veendam   Netherlands PHEO Holland America Line 1996 57 719 1350 8:00 16:00 22    
201707 9 Europa   Bahamas Hapag Lloyd 1999 29 651 400 19:00 23:59 22    
201707 10 Europa   Bahamas Hapag Lloyd 1999 29 651 400 0:00 13:00 22    
201707 12 Rhapsody of the Seas                     BH Bayonne
201707 13 Maasdam   Netherlands PFRO Holland America Line 1993 56 722 1255 8:00 16:00 22    
201707 14 Insignia*   Marshall Isl. V7DM2 Oceania Cruises 1998 31 592 680 10:00 20:00 22    
201707 17 Maasdam   Netherlands PFRO Holland America Line 1993 56 722 1255 9:00 18:00 22    
201707 24 Veendam   Netherlands PHEO Holland America Line 1996 57 719 1350 9:00 18:00 22    
201707 25 Sea Princess ex-Adonia   Bermuda ZCBO3 Princess Cruises 1998 77 856 2015 9:00 23:00 22    
201707 27 Maasdam   Netherlands PFRO Holland America Line 1993 56 722 1255 8:00 16:00 22    
201707 31 Rotterdam   Holland PDGS Holland America Line 1997 62 780 1400 8:00 16:00 20    
201707 31 Maasdam   Netherlands PFRO Holland America Line 1993 56 722 1255 9:00 18:00 22    
201708 2 Grandeur of the Seas   Bahamas C6SE3 Royal Caribbean International 1996 74 915 2000 10:30 19:00 22 SAINT JOHN BALTIMORE
201708 3 Veendam   Netherlands PHEO Holland America Line 1996 57 719 1350 8:00 16:00 22    
201708 6 Insignia*   Marshall Isl. V7DM2 Oceania Cruises 1998 31 592 680 10:00 23:59 22    
201708 7 Veendam   Netherlands PHEO Holland America Line 1996 57 719 1350 9:00 18:00 22    
201708 10 Maasdam   Netherlands PFRO Holland America Line 1993 56 722 1255 8:00 16:00 20    
201708 10 Queen Mary 2   Bermuda ZCEF6 Cunard Cruise Line 2004 149 1132 2620 9:00 18:00 22 Sthmptn NYC
201708 10 Carnival Sunshine*   Bahamas C6FN4 Carnival Cruises 1996 101 893 3000 10:00 19:00 31    
201708 14 Insignia*   Marshall Isl. V7DM2 Oceania Cruises 1998 31 592 680 10:00 23:00 20    
201708 14 Maasdam   Netherlands PFRO Holland America Line 1993 56 722 1255 9:00 18:00 22    
201708 14 Seven Seas Navigator   Bahamas C6ZI9 Regent Seven Seas Cruises 1999 29 560 490 8:00 17:00 23    
201708 17 Veendam   Netherlands PHEO Holland America Line 1996 57 719 1350 8:00 16:00 22    
201708 20 Victory II     Victory Cruise Lines       200 7:00 19:00 22    
201708 21 Veendam   Netherlands PHEO Holland America Line 1996 57 719 1350 9:00 18:00 22    
201708 24 Insignia*   Marshall Isl. V7DM2 Oceania Cruises 1998 31 592 680 10:00 23:00 20    
201708 24 Maasdam   Netherlands PFRO Holland America Line 1993 56 722 1255 8:00 16:00 22    
201708 28 Maasdam   Netherlands PFRO Holland America Line 1993 56 722 1255 9:00 18:00 22    
201708 31 Veendam   Netherlands PHEO Holland America Line 1996 57 719 1350 8:00 16:00 20    
201708 31 Carnival Sunshine*   Bahamas C6FN4 Carnival Cruises 1996 101 893 3000 10:00 19:00 22    
201709 2 Mein Schiff 6   Malta TUI Cruises 2017 100 968 2500 9:30 19:30 22    
201709 3 Victory II     Victory Cruise Lines        200 7:00 19:00 20    
201709 3 Aurora   Bermuda ZCDW9 P&O Cruises 2000 76 891 1870 8:00 17:00 22 SYD BOS
201709 4 Veendam   Netherlands PHEO Holland America Line 1996 57 719 1350 9:00 18:00 20    
201709 4 Norwegian Gem   Bahamas C6VG8 Norwegian Cruise Line 2007 96 965 2390 9:00 18:00 22    
201709 4 Insignia*   Marshall Isl. V7DM2 Oceania Cruises 1998 31 592 680 10:00 23:00 23    
201709 5 AIDAluna   Italy ICLP AIDA Cruises 2009 69 827 2100 8:00 18:00 22    
201709 6 Carnival Sunshine*   Bahamas C6FN4 Carnival Cruises 1996 101 893 3000 9:00 17:00 22    
201709 7 Maasdam   Netherlands PFRO Holland America Line 1993 56 722 1255 8:00 16:00 20    
201709 7 Anthem of the Seas NHTY Bahamas C6BI7 Royal Caribbean International 2015 167 1142 4180 7:00 17:00 22 SAINT JOHN BAYONNE
201709 7 Rotterdam   Holland PDGS Holland America Line 1997 62 780 1400 8:00 16:00 31    
201709 8 Serenade of the Seas   Bahamas C6FV8  Royal Caribbean International 2003 90 962 2140 8:00 17:00 20    
201709 8 Zuiderdam   Holland PBIG Holland America Line 2002 82 955 1960 8:00 17:00 22    
201709 9 Marco Polo*   Bahamas C6JZ7 Cruise & Maritime Voyages 1965 20 578 800 8:00 20:00 22    
201709 11 Rotterdam   Holland PDGS Holland America Line 1997 62 780 1400 9:00 18:00 20    
201709 11 Norwegian Gem   Bahamas C6VG8 Norwegian Cruise Line 2007 96 965 2390 9:00 18:00 22    
201709 12 Mein Schiff 6   Malta TUI Cruises 2017 100 968 2500 9:00 19:00 22    
201709 13 Grandeur of the Seas   Bahamas C6SE3 Royal Caribbean International 1996 74 915 2000 10:30 19:00 22 SAINT JOHN BALTIMORE
201709 14 Veendam   Netherlands PHEO Holland America Line 1996 57 719 1350 8:00 16:00 20    
201709 14 Carnival Sunshine*   Bahamas C6FN4 Carnival Cruises 1996 101 893 3000 11:00 19:00 22    
201709 14 Insignia*   Marshall Isl. V7DM2 Oceania Cruises 1998 31 592 680 10:00 23:00 23    
201709 14 Zuiderdam   Holland PBIG Holland America Line 2002 82 955 1960 9:00 17:00 31    
201709 14 AIDAdiva    Italy ICDV4 AIDA Cruises 2007 69 826 2050 8:00 18:00 34    
201709 15 Serenade of the Seas   Bahamas C6FV8  Royal Caribbean International 2003 90 962 2140 9:00 18:30 20    
201709 15 Crown Princess   Bermuda Princess Cruises 2006 113 951 3080 8:00 17:00 22    
201709 15 Silver Whisper   Bahamas C6FN7 Silversea Cruises, Ltd. 2001 28 610 380 8:00 17:00 23    
201709 15 Vision of the Seas   Bahamas C6SE8 Royal Caribbean International 1998 78 915 2050 9:00 18:00 31    
201709 16 Pearl Mist   Marshall Isl. V7RM9 Pearls Seas 2014 5 325 210 13:00 20:00 23    
201709 17 Victory II     Victory Cruise Lines       200 7:00 19:00 22    
201709 18 Veendam   Netherlands PHEO Holland America Line 1996 57 719 1350 9:00 18:00 20    
201709 18 Norwegian Gem   Bahamas C6VG8 Norwegian Cruise Line 2007 96 965 2390 9:00 18:00 22    
201709 20 Seabourn Quest   Bahamas C6YZ5 Seabourn Cruise Line 2011 32 523 450 7:00 14:00 20    
201709 20 Celebrity Summit   Malta 9HCJ9 Celebrity Cruises 2001 91 965 2100 9:30 18:00 22    
201709 21 Rotterdam   Holland PDGS Holland America Line 1997 62 780 1400 8:00 16:00 20    
201709 21 Anthem of the Seas NHTY Bahamas C6BI7 Royal Caribbean International 2015 167 1142 4180 7:00 17:00 22 SAINT JOHN BAYONNE
201709 21 Silver Whisper   Bahamas C6FN7 Silversea Cruises, Ltd. 2001 28 610 380 8:00 17:00 23    
201709 21 Carnival Sunshine*   Bahamas C6FN4 Carnival Cruises 1996 101 893 3000 11:00 19:00 31    
201709 22 Serenade of the Seas   Bahamas C6FV8  Royal Caribbean International 2003 90 962 2140 9:00 18:30 20    
201709 22 Crown Princess   Bermuda Princess Cruises 2006 113 951 3080 9:00 18:00 22    
201709 22 Arcadia NLY Bermuda ZCDN2 P&O Cruises 2004 84 951 2000 8:00 16:00 31 BH SAGUENAY
201709 23 AIDAdiva    Italy ICDV4 AIDA Cruises 2007 69 826 2050 12:00 20:00 22    
201709 23 Pearl Mist   Marshall Isl. V7RM9 Pearls Seas 2014 5 325 210 8:00 13:00 23    
201709 23 Crystal Serenity NLY Bahamas C6SY3 Crystal Cruises 2003 68 820 1070 9:00 18:00 34    
201709 24 Vision of the Seas   Bahamas C6SE8 Royal Caribbean International 1998 78 915 2050 9:00 17:00 20    
201709 24 Norwegian Dawn   Bahamas C6FT7 Norwegian Cruise Line 2002 92 958 2300 10:00 19:00 22    
201709 24 Seabourn Quest   Bahamas C6YZ5 Seabourn Cruise Line 2011 32 523 450 12:00 19:00 23    
201709 25 Zuiderdam   Holland PBIG Holland America Line 2002 82 955 1960 8:00 16:00 20    
201709 25 Norwegian Gem   Bahamas C6VG8 Norwegian Cruise Line 2007 96 965 2390 9:00 18:00 22    
201709 25 Insignia*   Marshall Isl. V7DM2 Oceania Cruises 1998 31 592 680 10:00 23:00 23    
201709 25 Rotterdam   Holland PDGS Holland America Line 1997 62 780 1400 9:00 18:00 31    
201709 27 Grandeur of the Seas   Bahamas C6SE3 Royal Caribbean International 1996 74 915 2000 10:30 19:00 22 SAINT JOHN BALTIMORE
201709 28 Veendam   Netherlands PHEO Holland America Line 1996 57 719 1350 8:00 16:00 20    
201709 28 Regal Princess   Bermuda ZCEK6 Princess Cruises 2014 142 1083 3560 9:00 18:00 22    
201709 28 Carnival Sunshine*   Bahamas C6FN4 Carnival Cruises 1996 101 893 3000 11:00 19:00 31    
201709 29 Serenade of the Seas   Bahamas C6FV8  Royal Caribbean International 2003 90 962 2140 9:00 18:30 20    
201709 29 Crown Princess   Bermuda Princess Cruises 2006 113 951 3080 9:00 18:00 22    
201709 30 Viking Sky   Norway LAYU7 Viking Cruises 2017 48 745 930 7:30 23:00 22    
201710 1 Silver Muse     Silverseas Cruises 2017 41 699 595 8:00 17:00 20    
201710 1 Seven Seas Mariner   Bahamas C6VV8 Regent Seven Seas Cruises 2001 48 709 700 12:00 22:00 22    
201710 1 Victory II     Victory Cruise Lines       200 7:00 19:00 23    
201710 2 Veendam   Netherlands PHEO Holland America Line 1996 57 719 1350 9:00 18:00 20    
201710 2 Norwegian Gem   Bahamas C6VG8 Norwegian Cruise Line 2007 96 965 2390 9:00 18:00 22    
201710 3 Norwegian Dawn   Bahamas C6FT7 Norwegian Cruise Line 2002 92 958 2300 8:00 17:00 20    
201710 3 Anthem of the Seas NHTY Bahamas C6BI7 Royal Caribbean International 2015 167 1142 4180 10:00 19:00 22 SAINT JOHN BAYONNE
201710 3 Mein Schiff 6   Malta TUI Cruises 2017 100 968 2500 9:00 19:00 31    
201710 3 Serenade of the Seas   Bahamas C6FV8  Royal Caribbean International 2003 90 962 2140 9:00 18:30 34    
201710 4 Zuiderdam   Holland PBIG Holland America Line 2002 82 955 1960 9:00 17:00 20    
201710 4 Queen Mary 2   Bermuda ZCEF6 Cunard Cruise Line 2004 149 1132 2620 9:00 18:00 22    
201710 4 Celebrity Summit   Malta 9HCJ9 Celebrity Cruises 2001 91 965 2100 9:30 17:00 31    
201710 5 Rotterdam   Holland PDGS Holland America Line 1997 62 780 1400 8:00 16:00 20    
201710 5 Regal Princess   Bermuda ZCEK6 Princess Cruises 2014 142 1083 3560 14:00 23:00 22    
201710 5 Insignia*   Marshall Isl. V7DM2 Oceania Cruises 1998 31 592 680 10:00 23:00 23    
201710 6 Vision of the Seas   Bahamas C6SE8 Royal Caribbean International 1998 78 915 2050 10:00 18:00 22    
201710 7 Silver Whisper   Bahamas C6FN7 Silversea Cruises, Ltd. 2001 28 610 380 8:00 17:00 22    
201710 7 Pearl Mist   Marshall Isl. V7RM9 Pearls Seas 2014 5 325 210 8:00 13:00 23    
201710 8 Viking Sea   Norway LAWP7 Viking Cruises 2016 48 745 930 7:30 23:00 20    
201710 8 Norwegian Dawn   Bahamas C6FT7 Norwegian Cruise Line 2002 92 958 2300 10:00 19:00 22    
201710 8 Saga Sapphire*   Malta 9HOF8 Saga Holidays 1981 37 660 720 8:00 20:00 23    
201710 9 Rotterdam   Holland PDGS Holland America Line 1997 62 780 1400 9:00 18:00 20    
201710 9 Norwegian Gem   Bahamas C6VG8 Norwegian Cruise Line 2007 96 965 2390 9:00 18:00 22    
201710 9 Crystal Serenity NLY Bahamas C6SY3 Crystal Cruises 2003 68 820 1070 9:00 18:00 31    
201710 10 Viking Sky   Norway LAYU7 Viking Cruises 2017 48 745 930 7:30 23:00 20    
201710 10 Crown Princess   Bermuda Princess Cruises 2006 113 951 3080 8:00 17:00 22    
201710 10 Seabourn Quest   Bahamas C6YZ5 Seabourn Cruise Line 2011 32 523 450 7:00 14:00 23    
201710 11 Grandeur of the Seas   Bahamas C6SE3 Royal Caribbean International 1996 74 915 2000 10:30 19:00 20 SAINT JOHN BALTIMORE
201710 11 Carnival Sunshine*   Bahamas C6FN4 Carnival Cruises 1996 101 893 3000 9:00 17:00 22    
201710 12 Veendam   Netherlands PHEO Holland America Line 1996 57 719 1350 8:00 16:00 20    
201710 12 Regal Princess   Bermuda ZCEK6 Princess Cruises 2014 142 1083 3560 9:00 18:00 22    
201710 13 AIDAdiva    Italy ICDV4 AIDA Cruises 2007 69 826 2050 12:00 20:00 20    
201710 13 Serenade of the Seas   Bahamas C6FV8  Royal Caribbean International 2003 90 962 2140 9:00 18:30 22    
201710 13 Pearl Mist   Marshall Isl. V7RM9 Pearls Seas 2014 5 325 210 8:00 13:00 23    
201710 13 Seven Seas Mariner   Bahamas C6VV8 Regent Seven Seas Cruises 2001 48 709 700 8:00 16:00 31    
201710 14 Seabourn Quest   Bahamas C6YZ5 Seabourn Cruise Line 2011 32 523 450 12:00 19:00 20    
201710 14 Norwegian Jade*     Bahamas C6WK7 Norwegian Cruise Line 2006 94 965 2400 11:00 20:00 22    
201710 15 Vision of the Seas   Bahamas C6SE8 Royal Caribbean International 1998 78 915 2050 9:00 18:00 20    
201710 15 Zuiderdam   Holland PBIG Holland America Line 2002 82 955 1960 8:00