Ban on Larger Cruise Ships in Canadian Waters Extended

Our first Disney Cruise Line vacation surprised us in so many ways! Photo: Lisa Rufle

Canada’s Minister of Transport, Omar Alghabra, announced today that the country has issued two orders that will not allow “pleasure craft in Canadian Arctic waters and cruise vessels in all Canadian waters” for just over one year.

The two orders, which extend until February 28th, 2022, continue the ban on passenger craft carrying more than 12 people and cruise ships carrying more than 100 passengers from sailing in Canadian waters. The current orders restricting cruise and pleasure craft travel was set to expire on February 28th, 2021. A ban is not currently in place for smaller cruise ships of 100 people or less.

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. ~Omar Alghabra

If the COVID-19 pandemic is brought under control to the point where the Minister of Transport feels it is safe to once again resume cruise travel, he has the ability to reverse the orders.


Deni Sunderly

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One thought on “Ban on Larger Cruise Ships in Canadian Waters Extended

  • we plan to sail in May if that cruise is canceled like this month cruise we will sail in October this will be 15 for us. one of the kids says, mom this what you do every year? try and you see why.

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