Cruise Ban In Canada Extended Till 2022

The ban on cruise vessels in all Canadian waters has been extended until February 28th, 2022. Transport Canada has released an official order that was first issued last spring and has been extended several times since. If a vessel is carrying more than 100 people it will be barred from moving in Canadian waters. This decision has effectively cancelled the 2021 Alaska and Canadian seasons.

There will be no exemption to these rules 

Additionally, the order has also banned adventure-seeking pleasure craft and passenger vessels from entering Arctic waters controlled by Canada. This includes Nunatsiavut, Nunavik and the Labrador Coast. The order has ruled out  smaller expedition vessels from conducting their 2021 itineraries. There will be no exemption to these rules for technical or service calls by cruise vessels that would allow ships to sail from United States ports.

In an official statement, Omar Albhabra, Ministry of Transport said: “As Canadians continue to do their part to reduce the spread of Covid-19, our government continues to work hard to ensure Canada’s transportation system remains safe. Temporary prohibitions to cruise vessels and pleasure craft are essential to continue to protect the most vulnerable among our communities and avoid overwhelming our health care systems.This is the right and responsible thing to do.”

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