Had I consulted the Port's excellent cruise schedule, I would have seen that there was another visit scheduled all along.
Hamburg made a glorious arrival this morning as the sun rose behind a dense bank of cloud. Air temperature in Halifax was well below freezing, with snow on higher ground, and icy puddles on the streets in town, but sea temperature was well above freezing, hence the dense foggy clouds offshore.
The ship eased in to pier 22 for 0800 and is scheduled to sail at 1400. Visitors will get a chilly reception - from the weather at least, but a warmer one from businesses. However seasonal businesses catering to tourists and cruise passengers have been closed for weeks.