Canada Bans Cruise Ships Until July- Alaska Cruises at Risk
In a stunning announcement from the Federal Ministers and health officials, Canada will be denying cruise ships from calling on all ports.
The announcement comes amid concerns of the global pandemic from COVID-19.
Vancouver, BC and Victoria, BC are major ports for cruises which sail to Alaska.
This will affect not just the cruises to Alaska, but also several cruises in the Northeast which sail to Halifax, Prince Edward Island and other locales.
Boats and cruise ships that carry greater than 500 passengers will be barred from calling on any Canadian ports until July.
International flights will be permitted at only a small number of airports, which have yet to be announced by Canadian officials. Those travelers will also need to self-quarantine for a period of time as well.
Cruise lines have yet to announce any itinerary changes, but since Vancouver is a major embarking point to Alaska, it will likely cause widespread issues for passengers as flights will need to be changed as well.
We’ll keep things updated as more information becomes available.
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