Canada Blocks Cruise Ships for a Year, Ending Alaska Trips

Transport Canada announced the extension of the ban enacted because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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FILE - In this May 30, 2018, file photo, is the Grand Princess cruise ship in Gastineau Channel in Juneau, Alaska. The Canadian government has extended a ban on cruise ships through February 2022, which is expected to block trips from visiting Alaska this year. Transport Canada announced the extension of the ban put in place because of the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer, File)
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Canadian government has extended a ban on large cruise ships through February 2022, which is expected to block trips from visiting Alaska this year. Transport Canada on Thursday announced the extension of the ban enacted because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Canada blocked cruise ships of more than 100 passengers starting in spring 2020. The ban was set to expire at the end of February, but Transport Canada said “cruise vessels…

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