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No wonder Theodore's always smiling!

by Justin Dickie, on Fri, 09 Dec 2011 | No Comments

Theodore Tugboat was once the star of a children's show, named after him, that originally aired for eight seasons, producing 130 episodes shown in of 80 different countries. He lives a life of celebrity, recognized as an icon on the Halifax waterfront for his trademark smile that brightens everyone's spirits.

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Awards, inaugural calls and multi-ship days highlight 2011 cruise season

by Justin Dickie, on Mon, 24 Oct 2011 | No Comments

When Jewel of the Seas departs the Halifax Seaport at around 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, it will mark the end to another successful cruise season for Halifax. More than 120 cruise vessels visited the Port of Halifax this season, bringing over 240,000 passengers to our region.

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'The Avid Cruiser' tours Nova Scotia (Part Two)

by Justin Dickie, on Mon, 22 Aug 2011 | No Comments

After a tour of the Halifax Seaport, I joined 'The Avid Cruiser' Ralph Grizzle and crew as we hopped on an Ambassatours Big Pink Bus and did some quick sightseeing in Halifax.

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'The Avid Cruiser' tours Nova Scotia (Part One)

by Justin Dickie, on Tue, 16 Aug 2011 | No Comments

'The Avid Cruiser,' as Grizzle is most commonly known, is a widely-respected cruise blogger from North Carolina who was recently in our region with videographer Chris Stanley producing a travel show for cruise ships.

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A traditional approach to a traditional craft

by Justin Dickie, on Tue, 02 Aug 2011 | 1 comment

I recently had a chance to go into NovaScotian Crystal on the Halifax Waterfront to see what all the fuss was about. I'd heard they mouth-blow and hand-cut crystal, but I didn't really know what that involved. Now to have seen it first hand, I can tell you it's a must see when you're in Halifax.

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Harbour Hoppin'

by Justin Dickie, on Fri, 08 Jul 2011 | 1 comment

Going on the Harbour Hopper is an event. My tour guide, Dana, was funny and energetic - exemplified by getting all tourists to "ribbit" right off the bat. When you're on vacation, you want something light and fun and Dana provided that to the fullest.

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The Halifax Seaport is event and local culture central this summer

by Justin Dickie, on Fri, 24 Jun 2011 | No Comments

As the Halifax Seaport district continues to grow, so too does the flurry of activity at the Seaport during the beautiful summer months. Whether you're planning a cruise with Halifax on the itinerary, arranging a longer-term Nova Scotia getaway or if you're someone local just looking for fun stuff to do, here are five events well worth taking in over the summer months at the Halifax Seaport.

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Nova Scotia's finest showcased at Pavilion 22

by Justin Dickie, on Wed, 18 May 2011 | No Comments

Pavilion 22 is a dockside, vibrant, open concept market offering a warm and friendly shopping experience for cruise passengers and locals alike. It showcases regionally handcrafted products including jewelry, gifts, apparel, accessories and many other signature items.

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