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Canada Bans Big-Ship Cruising Through February 28, 2022 | Travel Agent Central

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Putting a squash on 2021 Alaska summer cruise departures from Vancouver, as well as North Americanfall foliage voyages, the Government of Canada will ban all cruise ships carrying more than 100 passengers from operating in all Canadian waters through February 28, 2022. It will also ban pleasure craft in Canadian Arctic waters through that date.

The announcement, which extended interim orders set to expire this month, was made by Omar Alghabra, Canada's minister of transport. The government's press release said that those not complying with the passenger vessel prohibition could be liable on summary conviction to a fine of up to $1 million or to imprisonment for a term of up to 18 months, or both.

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