In a huge blow to the Alaska cruise season, the govt of Canada extended its cruise ship ban for a single yr, till February 2022.
Canada’s Minister of Transportation, Omar Alghabra, introduced an interim extension of the country’s prohibition on cruise vessels carrying much more than 100 individuals from operating in Canadian waters. The get also prohibits passenger vessels carrying a lot more than 12 folks from moving into Arctic coastal waters.
CLIA-North West & Canada (CLIA-NWC) said it was “surprised by the duration of the extension” of the non permanent cruise prohibition, which had been scheduled to finish Feb. 28.
“We hope to have an option to revisit this timeline and reveal our means to handle Covid-19 in a cruise placing with science-backed measures, as CLIA members are executing in Europe and areas of Asia where cruising has resumed on a confined foundation,” reported Charlie Ball, chairman of CLIA-NWC.