BILL'S ENHANCED HALIFAX CRUISE SHIP SCHEDULE FOR 2018
last updated April 2, 2018

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 [This info is added as the season goes on]

 

 

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 2018 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 2017.  I hesitate to say they have never been here before as my records only go back a few years.

 

 

 

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.

 

Mth Day Ship   Flag & Call Line New ktons Length Pax Arr Dep Berth Frm To
201804 22 Fram (polar cruises) NTY Norway LADA7 Hurtigruten 2007 13 374 315 12:00 19:00 23    
201804 26 Artania NHTY Bahamas C6CY5 Phoenix Reisen 1984 44 757 1200 14:00 20:00 22    
201804 30 Veendam   Netherlands PHEO Holland America Line 1996 57 719 1350 9:00 18:00 20    
201804 30 Norwegian Bliss new ship Bahamas C6DL4 Norwegian Cruise Line 2018 168 1069 4000 8:00 18:00 22    
201805 3 Marina   Marshall Isl. V7SK2 Oceania Cruises 2011 66 782 1250 7:00 16:00 22    
201805 10 Veendam   Netherlands PHEO Holland America Line 1996 57 719 1350 8:00 16:00 22    
201805 10 Fram (polar cruises) NTY Norway LADA7 Hurtigruten 2007 13 374 315 7:00 22:00 24    
201805 15 Maasdam   Netherlands PFRO Holland America Line 1993 56 722 1255 8:00 17:00 22    
201805 16 Grandeur of the Seas   Bahamas C6SE3 Royal Caribbean International 1996 74 915 2000 10:30 19:00 22    
201805 17 Victory I   Bahamas C6YZ9 Victory Cruise Lines 2001 5 91m 200 6:00 20:00 24    
201805 21 Maasdam   Netherlands PFRO Holland America Line 1993 56 722 1255 9:00 18:00 20    
201805 21 Carnival Horizon new ship Panama H3WI Carnival Cruise Lines 2018 134 1062 3975 9:00 18:00 22    
201805 22 Asuka 2 ex Crystal Harmony NHTY Japan 7JBI NYK Cruises 1990 50 790 870 8:00 20:00 22    
201805 22 Pearl Mist   Marshall Isl. V7RM9 Pearls Seas 2014 5 325 210 8:00 15:30 23    
201805 28 Veendam   Netherlands PHEO Holland America Line 1996 57 719 1350 9:00 18:00 22    
201805 30 Hebridean Sky ex several NTY Bahamas C6BG2 Noble Caledonia 1991 4 296 110 7:00 23:59 23    
201805 31 Maasdam   Netherlands PFRO Holland America Line 1993 56 722 1255 8:00 16:00 22    
201805 31 Hebridean Sky ex several NTY Bahamas C6BG2 Noble Caledonia 1991 4 296 0 0:00 19:00 23    
201806 4 Maasdam   Netherlands PFRO Holland America Line 1993 56 722 1255 9:00 18:00 20    
201806 4 Norwegian Gem   Bahamas C6VG8 Norwegian Cruise Line 2007 96 965 2390 9:00 18:00 22    
201806 6 Adventure of the Seas NTY Bahamas C6SA3 Royal Caribbean International 2001 137 161 3100 9:00 18:00 22    
201806 7 Veendam   Netherlands PHEO Holland America Line 1996 57 719 1350 8:00 16:00 22    
201806 12 Hebridean Sky ex several NTY Bahamas C6BG2 Noble Caledonia 1991 4 296 110 7:00 18:00 23    
201806 13 Grandeur of the Seas   Bahamas C6SE3 Royal Caribbean International 1996 74 915 2000 10:30 19:00 22    
201806 14 Maasdam   Netherlands PFRO Holland America Line 1993 56 722 1255 8:00 16:00 22    
201806 17 AIDAVita NTY Italy IBNP AIDA Cruises 2002 42 666 1270 9:00 17:00 22    
201806 18 Maasdam   Netherlands PFRO Holland America Line 1993 56 722 1255 9:00 18:00 20    
201806 18 Norwegian Gem   Bahamas C6VG8 Norwegian Cruise Line 2007 96 965 2390 9:00 18:00 22    
201806 21 Hebridean Sky ex several NTY Bahamas C6BG2 Noble Caledonia 1991 4 296 110 7:00 12:00 23    
201806 25 Seven Seas Navigator NLY Bahamas C6ZI9 Regent Seven Seas Cruises 1999 29 560 490 10:00 17:00 20    
201806 25 Norwegian Gem   Bahamas C6VG8 Norwegian Cruise Line 2007 96 965 2390 9:00 18:00 22    
201806 28 Maasdam   Netherlands PFRO Holland America Line 1993 56 722 1255 8:00 16:00 22    
201806 29 AIDAVita NTY Italy IBNP AIDA Cruises 2002 42 666 1270 8:00 20:00 22    
201807 1 Celebrity Summit   Malta 9HCJ9 Celebrity Cruises 2001 91 965 2100 12:00 23:59 22    
201807 2 Maasdam   Netherlands PFRO Holland America Line 1993 56 722 1255 9:00 18:00 20    
201807 2 Celebrity Summit   Malta 9HCJ9 Celebrity Cruises 2001 91 965 2100 0:00 15:00 22    
201807 4 Adventure of the Seas NTY Bahamas C6SA3 Royal Caribbean International 2001 137 161 3100 9:00 18:00 22    
201807 9 Veendam   Netherlands PHEO Holland America Line 1996 57 719 1350 9:00 18:00 22    
201807 10 Ocean Dream ex several NTY Panama 3EWW6 Peace Boat 1981 37 672 1420 10:00 20:00 22    
201807 11 Grandeur of the Seas   Bahamas C6SE3 Royal Caribbean International 1996 74 915 2000 10:30 19:00 22    
201807 12 Maasdam   Netherlands PFRO Holland America Line 1993 56 722 1255 8:00 16:00 22    
201807 13 AIDAVita NTY Italy IBNP AIDA Cruises 2002 42 666 1270 11:00 21:00 22    
201807 16 Rotterdam   Holland PDGS Holland America Line 1997 62 780 1400 8:00 23:00 20    
201807 16 Maasdam   Netherlands PFRO Holland America Line 1993 56 722 1255 9:00 18:00 22    
201807 19 Insignia   Marshall Isl. V7DM2 Oceania Cruises 1998 31 592 680 11:00 23:00 20    
201807 19 Veendam   Netherlands PHEO Holland America Line 1996 57 719 1350 8:00 16:00 22    
201807 23 Veendam   Netherlands PHEO Holland America Line 1996 57 719 1350 9:00 18:00 22    
201807 26 Maasdam   Netherlands PFRO Holland America Line 1993 56 722 1255 8:00 16:00 22    
201807 27 AIDAVita NTY Italy IBNP AIDA Cruises 2002 42 666 1270 11:00 21:00 22    
201807 29 Insignia   Marshall Isl. V7DM2 Oceania Cruises 1998 31 592 680 11:00 23:00 22    
201807 30 Maasdam   Netherlands PFRO Holland America Line 1993 56 722 1255 9:00 18:00 22    
201808 1 Adventure of the Seas NTY Bahamas C6SA3 Royal Caribbean International 2001 137 161 3100 9:00 18:00 22    
201808 2 Veendam   Netherlands PHEO Holland America Line 1996 57 719 1350 8:00 16:00 22    
201808 8 Insignia   Marshall Isl. V7DM2 Oceania Cruises 1998 31 592 680 11:00 23:00 20    
201808 8 Grandeur of the Seas   Bahamas C6SE3 Royal Caribbean International 1996 74 915 2000 10:30 19:00 22    
201808 9 Maasdam   Netherlands PFRO Holland America Line 1993 56 722 1255 8:00 16:00 22    
201808 10 AIDAVita NTY Italy IBNP AIDA Cruises 2002 42 666 1270 8:00 20:00 22    
201808 13 Maasdam   Netherlands PFRO Holland America Line 1993 56 722 1255 9:00 18:00 22    
201808 15 Victory II NTY Bahamas Victory Cruise Lines       220 8:00 20:00 24    
201808 18 Insignia   Marshall Isl. V7DM2 Oceania Cruises 1998 31 592 680 11:00 23:00 22    
201808 20 Veendam   Netherlands PHEO Holland America Line 1996 57 719 1350 9:00 18:00 22    
201808 22 AIDAVita NTY Italy IBNP AIDA Cruises 2002 42 666 1270 14:00 21:00 22    
201808 23 Rotterdam   Holland PDGS Holland America Line 1997 62 780 1400 8:00 23:00 20    
201808 23 Maasdam   Netherlands PFRO Holland America Line 1993 56 722 1255 8:00 16:00 22    
201808 26 Adventure of the Seas NTY Bahamas C6SA3 Royal Caribbean International 2001 137 161 3100 7:00 17:00 22    
201808 27 Rotterdam   Holland PDGS Holland America Line 1997 62 780 1400 9:00 18:00 22    
201808 28 Insignia   Marshall Isl. V7DM2 Oceania Cruises 1998 31 592 680 13:00 23:00 22    
201808 30 Veendam   Netherlands PHEO Holland America Line 1996 57 719 1350 8:00 16:00 20    
201808 30 Anthem of the Seas NHTY Bahamas C6BI7 Royal Caribbean International 2015 167 1142 4180 7:00 17:00 22    
201809 3 Veendam   Netherlands PHEO Holland America Line 1996 57 719 1350 9:00 18:00 22    
201809 4 Victory II NTY Bahamas Victory Cruise Lines       220 8:00 10:00 24    
201809 5 Grandeur of the Seas   Bahamas C6SE3 Royal Caribbean International 1996 74 915 2000 10:30 19:00 20    
201809 5 Adventure of the Seas NTY Bahamas C6SA3 Royal Caribbean International 2001 137 161 3100 9:00 18:00 22    
201809 5 Star Pride ex Seabourn Pride NTY Bahamas C6FR5 Windstar Cruises 1988 10 438 210 7:00 15:00 23    
201809 6 Crystal Symphony   Bahamas C6MY5 Crystal Cruises 2003 51 781 920 9:00 19:00 20    
201809 6 Rotterdam   Holland PDGS Holland America Line 1997 62 780 1400 8:00 16:00 22    
201809 7 Seabourn Quest   Bahamas C6YZ5 Seabourn Cruise Line 2011 32 523 450 7:00 14:00 20    
201809 7 Insignia   Marshall Isl. V7DM2 Oceania Cruises 1998 31 592 680 11:00 23:00 22    
201809 8 Mein Schiff 6   Malta 9HA4330 TUI Cruises 2017 100 968 2500 8:00 18:00 22    
201809 9 Serenade of the Seas   Bahamas C6FV8  Royal Caribbean International 2003 90 962 2140 10:00 19:00 22    
201809 10 Rotterdam   Holland PDGS Holland America Line 1997 62 780 1400 9:00 18:00 22    
201809 11 Zuiderdam   Holland PBIG Holland America Line 2002 82 955 1960 8:00 18:00 20    
201809 11 Anthem of the Seas NHTY Bahamas C6BI7 Royal Caribbean International 2015 167 1142 4180 11:00 20:00 22    
201809 11 Seabourn Quest   Bahamas C6YZ5 Seabourn Cruise Line 2011 32 523 450 12:00 19:00 23    
201809 11 AIDALuna   Italy ICLP AIDA Cruises 2009 69 827 2100 8:00 18:00 31    
201809 12 Adventure of the Seas NTY Bahamas C6SA3 Royal Caribbean International 2001 137 161 3100 9:00 18:00 22    
201809 12 Victory II NTY Bahamas Victory Cruise Lines       220 7:00 19:00 24    
201809 13 Veendam   Netherlands PHEO Holland America Line 1996 57 719 1350 8:00 16:00 20    
201809 13 Serenade of the Seas   Bahamas C6FV8  Royal Caribbean International 2003 90 962 2140 7:00 16:00 22    
201809 13 Star Pride ex Seabourn Pride NTY Bahamas C6FR5 Windstar Cruises 1988 10 438 210 7:00 22:00 23    
201809 13 Norwegian Gem   Bahamas C6VG8 Norwegian Cruise Line 2007 96 965 2390 9:00 18:00 31    
201809 14 Marco Polo   Bahamas C6JZ7 Cruise & Maritime Voyages 1965 20 578 800 7:00 19:00 22    
201809 15 Arcadia NLY Bermuda ZCDN2 P&O Cruises 2004 84 951 2000 9:00 23:00 22    
201809 16 Norwegian Dawn   Bahamas C6FT7 Norwegian Cruise Line 2002 92 958 2300 10:00 19:00 22    
201809 17 Zuiderdam   Holland PBIG Holland America Line 2002 82 955 1960 9:00 17:00 20    
201809 17 Disney Magic   Bahamas C6PT7 Disney Cruise Line 1998 84 984 2700 8:30 16:15 22    
201809 17 Veendam   Netherlands PHEO Holland America Line 1996 57 719 1350 9:00 18:00 31    
201809 18 Insignia   Marshall Isl. V7DM2 Oceania Cruises 1998 31 592 680 11:00 20:00 20    
201809 18 Mein Schiff 6   Malta 9HA4330 TUI Cruises 2017 100 968 2500 8:00 18:00 22    
201809 19 Crystal Symphony   Bahamas C6MY5 Crystal Cruises 2003 51 781 920 10:00 17:00 20    
201809 19 Grandeur of the Seas   Bahamas C6SE3 Royal Caribbean International 1996 74 915 2000 10:30 19:00 22    
201809 20 Rotterdam   Holland PDGS Holland America Line 1997 62 780 1400 8:00 16:00 20    
201809 20 Regal Princess   Bermuda ZCEK6 Princess Cruises 2014 142 1083 3560 8:00 17:00 22    
201809 20 AIDADiva   Italy ICDV4 AIDA Cruises 2007 69 826 2050 8:00 16:00 31    
201809 21 Serenade of the Seas   Bahamas C6FV8  Royal Caribbean International 2003 90 962 2140 7:00 19:00 20    
201809 21 Norwegian Escape NTY Bahamas C6BR3 Norwegian Cruise Line 2015 165 1069 4265 10:00 20:00 22    
201809 21 Celebrity Summit   Malta 9HCJ9 Celebrity Cruises 2001 91 965 2100 9:30 18:00 31    
201809 21 Silver Spirit NTY Bahamas C6XU6 Silversea Cruises 2010 36 642 540 8:00 18:00 34    
201809 22 Disney Magic   Bahamas C6PT7 Disney Cruise Line 1998 84 984 2700 7:00 16:30 20    
201809 22 Adventure of the Seas NTY Bahamas C6SA3 Royal Caribbean International 2001 137 161 3100 7:00 16:00 22    
201809 22 Pearl Mist   Marshall Isl. V7RM9 Pearls Seas 2014 5 325 210 9:00 20:00 23    
201809 23 Seven Seas Navigator NLY Bahamas C6ZI9 Regent Seven Seas Cruises 1999 29 560 490 12:00 23:00 22    
201809 24 Rotterdam   Holland PDGS Holland America Line 1997 62 780 1400 9:00 18:00 20    
201809 24 Norwegian Gem   Bahamas C6VG8 Norwegian Cruise Line 2007 96 965 2390 8:00 17:00 22    
201809 25 Norwegian Dawn   Bahamas C6FT7 Norwegian Cruise Line 2002 92 958 2300 8:00 17:00 20    
201809 25 Anthem of the Seas NHTY Bahamas C6BI7 Royal Caribbean International 2015 167 1142 4180 10:30 22:00 22    
201809 25 Viking Sea   Norway LAWP7 Viking Cruises 2016 48 745 930 8:00 18:00 31    
201809 26 Star Pride ex Seabourn Pride NTY Bahamas C6FR5 Windstar Cruises 1988 10 438 210 7:00 22:00 23    
201809 26 Victory II NTY Bahamas Victory Cruise Lines       220 7:00 19:00 24    
201809 27 Veendam   Netherlands PHEO Holland America Line 1996 57 719 1350 8:00 16:00 20    
201809 27 Regal Princess   Bermuda ZCEK6 Princess Cruises 2014 142 1083 3560 9:00 18:00 22    
201809 28 Zuiderdam   Holland PBIG Holland America Line 2002 82 955 1960 8:00 16:00 20    
201809 28 Norwegian Escape NTY Bahamas C6BR3 Norwegian Cruise Line 2015 165 1069 4265 10:00 20:00 22    
201809 28 Insignia   Marshall Isl. V7DM2 Oceania Cruises 1998 31 592 680 8:00 16:00 23    
201809 28 Mein Schiff 6   Malta 9HA4330 TUI Cruises 2017 100 968 2500 8:00 18:00 31    
201809 29 AIDADiva   Italy ICDV4 AIDA Cruises 2007 69 826 2050 14:00 22:00 20    
201809 29 Aurora   Bermuda ZCDW9 P&O Cruises 2000 76 891 1870 9:00 17:00 22    
201809 29 Pearl Mist   Marshall Isl. V7RM9 Pearls Seas 2014 5 325 210 8:00 15:30 23    
201809 29 Silver Spirit NTY Bahamas C6XU6 Silversea Cruises 2010 36 642 540 8:00 18:00 31    
201809 30 Norwegian Dawn   Bahamas C6FT7 Norwegian Cruise Line 2002 92 958 2300 10:00 19:00 20    
201809 30 Royal Princess NTY Bermuda ZCEI3 Princess Cruises 2013 143 1083 3600 9:00 18:00 22    
201809 30 Saga Sapphire   Malta 9HOF8 Saga Holidays 1981 37 660 720 8:00 23:59 23    
201809 30 Black Watch ex several NTY Bahamas C6RS5 Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines 1972 22 583 800 8:00 18:00 31    
201810 1 Crystal Symphony   Bahamas C6MY5 Crystal Cruises 2003 51 781 920 10:00 20:00 20    
201810 1 Veendam   Netherlands PHEO Holland America Line 1996 57 719 1350 9:00 18:00 22    
201810 1 Saga Sapphire   Malta 9HOF8 Saga Holidays 1981 37 660 0 0:00 13:00 23    
201810 2 Disney Magic   Bahamas C6PT7 Disney Cruise Line 1998 84 984 2700 8:30 18:15 20    
201810 2 Serenade of the Seas   Bahamas C6FV8  Royal Caribbean International 2003 90 962 2140 7:00 19:00 22    
201810 2 Norwegian Gem   Bahamas C6VG8 Norwegian Cruise Line 2007 96 965 2390 9:00 18:00 31    
201810 3 Grandeur of the Seas   Bahamas C6SE3 Royal Caribbean International 1996 74 915 2000 10:30 19:00 20    
201810 3 Adventure of the Seas NTY Bahamas C6SA3 Royal Caribbean International 2001 137 161 3100 11:00 20:00 22    
201810 3 Seven Seas Navigator NLY Bahamas C6ZI9 Regent Seven Seas Cruises 1999 29 560 490 7:00 16:00 31    
201810 4 Rotterdam   Holland PDGS Holland America Line 1997 62 780 1400 8:00 16:00 20    
201810 4 Regal Princess   Bermuda ZCEK6 Princess Cruises 2014 142 1083 3560 9:00 18:00 22    
201810 4 Star Pride ex Seabourn Pride NTY Bahamas C6FR5 Windstar Cruises 1988 10 438 210 7:00 22:00 31    
201810 5 Viking Sea   Norway LAWP7 Viking Cruises 2016 48 745 930 8:00 18:00 20    
201810 5 Queen Mary 2   Bermuda ZCEF6 Cunard Cruise Line 2004 149 1132 2620 9:00 18:00 22    
201810 5 Celebrity Summit   Malta 9HCJ9 Celebrity Cruises 2001 91 965 2100 9:30 18:00 31    
201810 7 Zuiderdam   Holland PBIG Holland America Line 2002 82 955 1960 9:00 17:00 22    
201810 8 Mein Schiff 6   Malta 9HA4330 TUI Cruises 2017 100 968 2500 8:00 18:00 20    
201810 8 Rotterdam   Holland PDGS Holland America Line 1997 62 780 1400 9:00 18:00 22    
201810 8 Insignia   Marshall Isl. V7DM2 Oceania Cruises 1998 31 592 680 11:00 20:00 23    
201810 8 Fram (polar cruises) NTY Norway LADA7 Hurtigruten 2007 13 374 315 12:00 20:00 24    
201810 9 Norwegian Dawn   Bahamas C6FT7 Norwegian Cruise Line 2002 92 958 2300 8:00 17:00 20    
201810 9 Anthem of the Seas NHTY Bahamas C6BI7 Royal Caribbean International 2015 167 1142 4180 11:00 20:00 22    
201810 9 Seabourn Quest   Bahamas C6YZ5 Seabourn Cruise Line 2011 32 523 450 7:00 14:00 23    
201810 9 Norwegian Jade