The Magic Of Halifax Nova Scotia

Stops in Canada are quite rare on a Disney Cruise Line vacation. And wow, are they worth it!

The Disney Magic has a variety of itineraries out of New York, but not many that will make a stop in Halifax Nova Scotia. If you can, definitely get on one of these sailings! I did and it was a wonderful visit.

In the morning it was a little overcast but it was a great time to explore the Farmer’s Market which is exactly what you walk into when you leave the ship. A nice walk up the shore line, a stop at Tim Horton’s, some glass-blowing, a delicious ‘donair’ before boarding the ship again before noon. Here’s a quick video overview of a morning in the Port Of Halifax.

With a quick lunch on the ship, a group of friends and I met up for our Port Adventure to Peggy’s Cove which is reportedly the most photographed lighthouse in the world. The sun had come out, and our tour guide was full of local information and history on our bus ride out to Peggy’s Cove. It was a little breezy and definitely beautiful with plenty of time to explore the amazing little town (where only 22 people live year-round). On the return to Halifax, we stopped for a quick tour of the Titanic Grave Site which is a little overwhelming when you start to put names with so many of the victims.

Here’s another short video to give you an idea of how breath-taking Peggy’s Cove is.

When else would you make it to Halifax Nova Scotia? Why not arrive and depart on a perfect Disney Cruise? As I mentioned, the stops are limited…only September of 2019 and October of 2020, but let’s find an itinerary that works for you!

Pete Herrick has been with Once Upon A Vacation since 2013 and has visited Walt Disney Destinations over 30 times and takes every chance to travel to just about any fun location in the world. He and his wife Tessa live at Lake Norman near Charlotte NC. Find him on social media @peteherrick (or e-mail

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