Halifax was the only port on this cruise that we were due to visit twice. The first time we were in Halifax I went out to Peggy’s Cove and photographed the world’s most photographed lighthouse, did the Titanic Graves etc. On that first trip, there were only 2 ships in port and Pegg’s Cove was heaving with people so I knew that I didnt want to go back there this time as there was supposed to be 5 ships in port. I was supposed to meet some friends in Halifax who were travelling on the NCL Gem Cruise Ship but we couldnt get our time in port to match up and they really wanted to go to Peggy’s Cove.

I opted to go for a walk around the Old Properties with Timea, a member of the crew who I have known for 3 years. It turned into a beautiful day. We had lunch on the harbour front before spotting a Harbour Hopper amphibious vehicle which we decided to go on.


Driving around in this thing was great fun. We went up to the top of the Citadel and then did a trip around town. The guide was young and very funny and I really enjoyed it.


Driving into the water and going past where we had lunch was also fun. Was a bit bumpy going into the water but not too bad. I highly recommend this trip if you are in Halifax on a sunny day and have an hour or so to spare.


Once we had finished the tour, we grabbed a ColdStone (Cold Rock in Australia) ice cream and walked back to the ship. It was a really nice day!

Back in my cabin, I discovered that I had a plate of chocolate covered strawberries to much on courtesy of the Executive Chef and then I had a lovely dinner with Shaun, the Cruise Consultant on the ship at the French restaurant onboard. A perfect ending to a perfect day!