Sunday, February 7, 2021

Canada extends cruise ship ban until 2022


CBC News shows that certain port cities whose small businesses depend on tourists were dealt a blow as Transport Canada announced it is extending a ban on cruise ships until Feb. 28, 2022.

The Canadian government is certainly encouraging all Canadians to avoid all travel on cruise ships outside Canada until further notice. Hopefully, the Coronavirus Covid-19 Pandemic will be decreased in the future.

Passenger vessels carrying 100 or more people are now prohibited from operating in Canadian waters until Feb. 28, 2022.

The USA is also dealing with the stopping of cruise ships. Although the CDC effectively ended (check for updates) its ban on cruising, the U.S. industry continues to suspend operations while it works on a safe return. The U.S. cruise industry has voluntarily suspended ship operations in an effort to prepare for a safe return to the entertaining seas amid Coronavirus COVID-19.

Norwegian Cruise Line, Carnival, and Royal Caribbean all announced that they will be canceling trips into 2021. Cruise ships won't be setting sail in U.S. waters for some time. Large major cruise lines continue to postpone their itineraries due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

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  1. It seems that Royal Caribbean is Not to Cancel Any Canada and Alaska Cruises.

    The Canadian Government certainly has been firm in its decision to ban all cruise ship travel from their shores. However, Royal Caribbean has now announced it will not be canceling any voyages. This includes cruises embarking/debarking from Canadian ports and those itineraries touching on Canadian ports of call.

    The cruise line says it is working through potential options with the Government of Canada and the USA and the Cruise Line International Association (CLIA). The announcement comes as Alaskan government officials called the travel ban ‘unacceptable’.

    Alaska has Coronavirus Covid-19 Total Cases of 56,008. Deaths from the virus are 271.

    Read more details about this here:
    https://www.cruisehive.com/royal-caribbean-not-to-cancel-any-canada-and-alaska-cruises/47061

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