Riviera's arrival at pier 20 early this morning marks the end of the 2019 cruise season. All indications are that it was a successful year for Halifax, with very few outright weather cancellations and all cruises reportedly sold out, maximizing the number of passengers.
Fincantieri's Sestri Ponenete yard completed the 66,084 gt Oceania class ship in 2011, with a passenger capacity of 1250 and 800 crew. Operator Oceania Cruises is one of the brands in the Norwegian Line Holdings portfolio, that also includes Norwegian Cruise Lines and Regent Seven Seas.
The ship obligingly arrived east of George's Island and turned north of the island to berth bow south (seaward) at pier 20. With clearing skies, it seems that it will be a good day for shore activities. Previous cruise seasons have seldom extended past November 1 to avoid the risk of wintry weather.
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