Sunday 7 February 2021

Canada extends cruise ship ban until 2022

CBC News shows that 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 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 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. Major cruise lines continue to postpone their itineraries due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like these big ships could be sitting unused for a while.

    These wonderful ships don't last forever. As old cruise ships age, cruise lines have several choices, such as: extensively refurbishing and relocating vessels to smaller, less popular regions; transferring or selling them to other lines; or sending them to a cruise ship junkyard for scrapping.