Canada will not permit cruise ships to dock at their ports until July 1
The Canadian government announced due to the spread of Coronavirus, cruise ships will not be permitted to dock at Canadian ports from April 2 to July 1.
To protect Canadians, I announced today measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This season, cruise ships will not be permitted to dock at Canadian ports from April 2 to July 1. In Northern and Arctic ports, the cruise ship season will be deferred for the entire season.— Marc Garneau (@MarcGarneau) March 13, 2020
The new policy applies to ships carrying at least 500 people, including passengers and crew.
Many cruise ships sailing to Alaska visit the port of Victoria, as well as ships homeporting from Vancouver.