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  • Introduction slide, on display until ready to start, then click for “Halifax”
  • Please hold questions until the end of the 45 minute lecture. We have this area for an hour. If you still have questions, I’m at my desk – located next to the Tour Desk in the main lobby – from 9 a.m. to noon.
  • Halifax is our first port-of-call our voyage. It’s just one of the exciting destinations for Princess.
  • Halifax is on the east coast of the Canada. The population is between that of Albuquerque, NM (appox 529,000) and Kansas City, MO (appox 480,000)
  • Quote (don’t read, just for info purposes here: ‘ The First Nations People of Nova Scotia are known as the Mi'kmaq. At the time of first contact with European explorers in the 16th and 17th centuries the Mi'kmaq lived in the region now known as the Maritime provinces and the Gaspé peninsula. Later they also settled in New England and Newfoundland. The Mi'kmaq called themselves L'nu'k, meaning "the people." The term Mi'kmaq comes from their word nikmak, meaning "my kin-friends." ‘ These drawing are from a Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History information sheet. This museum is just one of twenty sevenlocated throughout the province. The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is near the pier where we will dock.1747 Summer Street,
  • 1749, Lord Edward Cornwallis founded. The noted groups played a role in the development of the city.
  • Two of the most well know historical events related to Halifax.
  • Biography: http://www.biographi.ca/009004-119.01-e.php?BioId=39193Photo: http://images.search.yahoo.com/images/view?back=http%3A%2F%2Fimages.search.yahoo.com%2Fsearch%2Fimages%3F_adv_prop%3Dimage%26b%3D19%26ni%3D18%26va%3Dalexander%2Bkeith%2Bhalifax%26xargs%3D0%26pstart%3D1%26fr%3Dyfp-t-701&w=640&h=480&imgurl=monkey.org%2F%7Ejose%2Fpictures%2F2003%2Fhalifax%2F01.jpg&rurl=http%3A%2F%2Fmonkey.org%2F%7Ejose%2Fpictures%2F2003%2Fhalifax%2F&size=108KB&name=alexander+keith+...&p=alexander+keith+halifax&oid=5c54658d77ac3ccfe7750e512bbe6a62&fr2=&no=26&tt=386&b=19&ni=18&sigr=11eoc0qf5&sigi=11dblll0c&sigb=140b6qu06
  • Reference: PowerPoint clip artFishing (economy) fish (export)Shipbuilding (economy) agriculture (export) lumber (export)
  • HMCS Sackville is located at a busy waterfront area. The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, the CSS Acadia, the boardwalk, Pier 21, shops, eateries are all located nearby.
  • The art Gallery of Nova Scotia is just one of the art activities. Another: “The Dalhousie Art Gallery is a public art gallery, an academic support unit within the educational and research context of Dalhousie University, and a cultural resource for the whole community. “
  • Cruise Ship Greeting ProgramHarbor tours
  • Relate the Wine Tasting to shipboard activities.
  • Rotate with the other seasons as appropriate.Remind audience that weather is unpredictable and usually cooler on ships and coasts, especially in the evening and night. The ship stores carry a selection of cool weather clothing, as well as, raingear. Reference: http://www.halifax.world-guides.com/halifax_weather.html
  • Example only.I’ll get updated info from the ship.http://text.weatheroffice.gc.ca/forecast/city_e.html?ns-19
  • http://www.halifax.ca/police/index.asp
  • Photos: http://www.shopparklane.ca/main.htm
  • May fine eating establishments in Halifax, I selected only a few representative ones.
  • How many people are on this cruise only to shop and eat? Many tours of various lengths and interest.There are many activities in activity. It’s suggested, whenever possible, to book a Princess tour. Researched companies and if they are late getting back to the ship, it’s Princess's responsibility. This are just some examples, if you want a tour, visit the Tour desk in the main lobby.Let’s get on with there is do in Halifax and how to do it !
  • Use Princess literature as guide.
  • Use Princess literature as guide.Several tours involving water.Use Princess literature as guide.
  • Use Princess literature as guide.Several tours involving water.Use Princess literature as guide.
  • Use Princess literature as guide.Several tours involving water.Use Princess literature as guide.
  • Use Princess literature as guide.Several tours involving water.Use Princess literature as guide.
  • Use Princess literature as guide.Several tours involving water.Use Princess literature as guide.
  • Use Princess literature as guide.Several tours involving water.Use Princess literature as guide.
  • Use Princess literature as guide.Several tours involving water.Use Princess literature as guide.
  • ExampleUse Princess literature as guide.Several tours involving water.Use Princess literature as guide.
  • ExampleUse Princess literature as guide.Several tours involving water.Use Princess literature as guide.
  • Photo credit: http://www.halifax.ca/visitors.asp

Halifax P&O Halifax P&O Presentation Transcript

  • This slide is not part of the program. Editor’s Notes:
    Credit is given for information and photos in a separate attachment. The info and photos are used only for this demonstration. This PowerPoint is not for public use without permission.
    To keep the lecture moving and on track, slides are used on an average of one per minute.
    In any advertisements for this lecture - writing utensils and paper will be suggested. This will allow the writing of questions during the lecture. Questions to be at the end of the lecture.
    This program is a draft. Only on-line research and memory were used. Coordination with assorted P&O, such as the Tour Desk, is desirable. This would allow sharing of the current situation, i.e., which products need to be sold or “upselling” opportunities. More animations and/or sounds could be added. Updating, such as the weather slides, would be required.
    Allow at least 10 seconds per slide to see any animations.
    “Click” to start slide program.
  • Just over the horizon
    Halifax
  • Questions?
  • Lecture outline:City LocationHistoryCultureSome practical information (weather, local customs) Out and about (shopping, dining, what to see, how to see)
  • Where in the world is Halifax?
  • HISTORY
    Native American:
    Mi'kmaq tribe
  • HISTORY
    Scots
    Acadians
    British
    French
    Africans
    Germans
    Portuguese
    British Loyalist
  • HISTORY
    1912 HMS Titanic
    1917 Explosion
  • HISTORY - WW2
    Near Halifax
    several ships and submarines remain below the surface as a result of naval actions.
  • HISTORYLocal legend
    ALEXANDER KEITH
    Businessman, politician, business founder, public utilities involvement, city commissioner, mayor, national legislator, charitable, fraternity leader
  • Today
  • Culture
    Early July
    A once in a lifetime experience !
    Come back and cruise with us then.
  • Culture - waterfront
    HMCS Sackville – Canada’s Naval Memorial
  • Culture - Art
  • Culture for kidsTheodore Tugboat
  • more Culture for kids
    Cole Harbour Heritage Farm
    Discovery Centre
  • Adult only culture
  • other Culture events
    Throughout the year there are other culture activities such as the Halifax Pop Explosion and Wine Tasting.
    See the Tour Desk for the latest information.
  • Weather of Halifax
    Halifax Weather and Climate: Spring - Halifax, Nova Scotia (NS), CanadaAlways a popular time to visit Halifax, spring signals the end of the frosty winter weather and from March onwards, daytime temperatures stay well above freezing. In April, sunny spring weather in Halifax results in daytime temperatures reaching up to 10°C / 50°F on occasion, although the nights are still fairly chilly at this time of the year. Mid-spring in Halifax often features foggy weather, which becomes particularly common during the evenings and nights.Typical spring Halifax weather:
    -2°C / 28°F -9°C / 16°F Halifax weather in March
    2°C / 36°F -5°C / 23°F Halifax weather in April
    8°C / 46°F 0°C / 32°F Halifax weather in May
    14°C / 57°F 5°C / 41°F Halifax weather in June
    19°C / 66°F 10°C / 50°F
  • Halifax port day weather forecast:
  • Local customs
    Many stores are closed all day, or partially, on Sunday.
    Alexander Keith's India Pale Ale is a local favorite brew.
    Instead of “cheers”, “sociable” is often said.
    The Canadian one- dollar coin is known as a “loony”; the two-dollar coin is known “toony”.
    Thanksgiving in Canada is the second Monday in October.
  • Out and about: reality check
    Yes, you are vacation.
    No, do not ignore personal safety.
    Keep passport available at all times while in a foreign country.
    Safety in numbers.
    Maintain situational awareness.
    The Halifax phone number for emergencies is 911.
  • Shopping, may I suggest the ship’s shops and boutique?
    (Princess has)"Best Onboard Shopping”Porthole Magazine 2008 & 2009 Readers' Choice Awards
    Unique merchandise, reasonable priced
    Window shop, then compare with the Halifax products.
  • Out and about: power shopping
    For “power shopping”, see the cruise Shopping expert Ms Smith. Her live lecture on Halifax shopping is at 4 p.m. in the Green Room. Her desk is in the main lobby area, near the Tour Desk – hours 1 to 4 p.m. (sea days).
  • Out and about: casual shopping includes
    Spring Garden Road shopping area
    six malls
    Example - Park Lane Mall
  • Out and about: casual shopping includes
    Historic Properties
    Shopping and dining
  • Out and about: casual shopping includes
    Barrington Place
    30 specialty shops
  • Out and about: dining
    As with shopping, may I suggest you enrich your onboard experience.
  • Out and about: dining
    A SEAFOOD EXPERIENCE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Art on a plate
  • Out and about: dining
    SENSATIONAL SEAFOOD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Out and about: dining
    SENSATIONAL SEAFOOD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Out and about: dining
    SLOW FOOD, PREPARED WITH CARE AND SIMPLICITY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • What to do? How to do it?
    Around the city
    Outside the city
    Both
  • What to do? How to do it?Around the city
    The Halifax Citadel Historic Site
  • What to do? How to do it?Around the city
    Halifax Harbor By Tall Ship
  • What to do? How to do it?Around the city
    Treasures Of R.M.S. Titanic
  • What to do? How to do it?Around the city
    Walking Tour Of Halifax
  • What to do? How to do it?Outside the city
    Coastal Drive To Peggy's Cove
  • What to do? How to do it?Outside the city
    Lunenburg Getaway
  • What to do? How to do it?Outside the city
    BIKE
    TOUR
  • What to do? How to do it?Outside the city
    Tidal Bore Rafting Adventure
  • What to do? How to do it?Around and Outside the city
    Best Of Halifax & Peggy's Cove With Lunch
  • What to do? How to do it?Near the debarking point.
    Pier 21 area
    Immigration Museum
    Statues
    Restaurants
    Pubs
    Shopping
    Waterfront
    Historical Markers
    Bus stops
  • This is what we covered during the last few minutes:City LocationHistoryCultureSome practical information (weather, local customs) Out and about (shopping, dining, what to see, how to see)
  • Questions ?
    We have another few minutes less in this room.
    Tour information: the Tour Desk in the main lobby.
    For “power shopping” questions, connect Ms Smith.
    Her desk is near the Tour Desk, hours 1 – 4 p.m. (sea days)
    My desk is near the Tour Desk in the main lobby, 9 a.m. – noon.
  • Thank You
    for
    your time and attention