In a press release Friday, the Canadian government announced that no cruise ships will be allowed to sail in Canada’s waters until October 31, 2020.
Canadian Minister of Transport, Marc Garneau, announced that cruise ships with overnight accommodations allowed to carry more than 100 persons are prohibited from operating in Canadian waters through October.
In March Canada banned all cruise ships that carried more than 500 people from docking at their ports until July 1st. That ban has now been revised and extended.
“Our Government is committed to protecting Canadians, particularly during these challenging times. It is for that reason I am announcing updated measures for cruise ships and other passenger vessels in Canada, which includes prohibiting larger cruise ships from operating in Canadian waters until October 31, 2020,” said Marc Garneau.
He continued, “Our Government continues to work with other levels of government, transportation industry stakeholders, and Indigenous peoples to re-examine measures and to ensure Canada’s transportation system remains safe and secure during this time. We are all in this together.”
Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Wonder commonly sails through Canada on Alaskan, Pacific Coast, and Quebec sailings. This new policy will affect Disney Cruise Line sailings that were previously scheduled to sail through Canadian waters and visit Canadian ports. Disney has not announced any further cancellations but I’m sure that will happen soon.
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