Cruise Ships Carrying Over 100 Passengers Banned in Canadian Waters Until Oct 31

UPDATE – June 2, 2020: Disney Cruise Line has just officially cancelled the remainder of the 2020 Alaska cruise season on the Disney Wonder.

The following departures from Vancouver have been cancelled so far:

  • August 3rd – 7-Night Alaska Cruise
  • August 10th – 7-Night Alaska Cruise
  • August 17th – 7-Night Alaska Cruise
  • August 24th – 7-Night Alaska Cruise (DVC Member Cruise)
  • August 31st – 7-Night Alaska Cruise
  • September 7th – 7-Night Alaska Cruise
  • September 14th – 4-Night Pacific Coast Cruise

According to a press release issued Friday morning, Canadian Minister of Transport, Marc Garneau, announced that cruise ships with overnight accommodations carrying more than 100 passengers are prohibited from operating in Canadian waters until October 31, 2020.

This ban includes ships like the Disney Wonder which typically spends the summer sailing to Alaska out of Vancouver, British Columbia.

Garneau also stated the following:

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. 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.


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