Cruise ship season in Halifax started a few weeks earlier than usual–hours ahead of a late spring #NSstorm.
Over 1,200 passengers, aboard the Oceania Cruises' vessel Marina, docked Monday morning for a crisp, maritime spring day.
But while Haligonians grumble about bringing the patio furniture they just put out back inside, cruise passengers signed up for the experience.
The cruise is technically a “global repositioning,” says
Cruise companies turn a profit when moving a vessel to a new region by turning the relocation into a cruise itself. The Marina departed in New York City and its final destination is London in the United Kingdom.
Oceania sold its voyageurs an Atlantic Encounter, complete with beer-based tours in both Halifax and Dublin, Ireland, and tours showcasing the rich Atlantic coastal history of Canada.
“These guests would have known about the weather ahead of time,” says