July 15. Canada plans to reopen its waters to cruise ships on Nov. 1.
The date effectively means that cruising won’t begin in Canada until spring 2022 since the summer Alaska season and the summer/fall Atlantic Canada season will be over by November.
In February, Canada extended its cruise ship ban for one year, until February 2022, on cruise ships carrying more than 100 people. The ban put this year’s Alaska cruise season in doubt because the United States’ Passenger Vessel Services Act (PVSA) mandates foreign-flagged ships to call in at least one foreign port on any U.S. itinerary, which is why large cruise ships either begin, end or call in Vancouver and Victoria, B.C., as part of Alaska itineraries.
Government agency Transport Canada said on Thursday that the cruise ship prohibition would no longer be in effect for operators that are able to fully comply with public health requirements.
Source: Travel Weekly