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Canada Cruise Ban 'Devastating' For State, Says Alaska Cruise Leader | ThePointsGuy

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The CEO of one of Alaska‘s iconic small-ship cruise companies on Friday called the prospect of another year without big-ship cruising in Alaska a “devastating” development for the state.

“This has shaken the boots of the industry,” Dan Blanchard, the CEO of UnCruise Adventures, said Friday during a Zoom call with cruise writers to discuss a year-long cruise ship ban announced Thursday by Canada.

While the ban only applies to cruise ships in Canadian waters, it’s likely to force most cruise lines to cancel all 2021 sailings to Alaska, as many cruise lines rely on Canadian ports to make Alaska itineraries viable.

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