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Great Lakes Cruise Ship Season Cancelled for 2020

Great Lakes Cruise Ship Season Cancelled for 2020

passenger vessels in Canadian waters up to October 31, 2020

OTTAWA, ONTARIO, ~~~  May 30,  2020 (LSN)  Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Marc Garneau, announced updated measures pertaining to cruise ships and passenger vessels in Canadian waters.

  • Cruise ships with overnight accommodations allowed to carry more than 100 persons are prohibited from operating in Canadian waters until October 31, 2020.
  • As of July 1, 2020, all other passenger vessels must follow provincial, territorial, local and regional health authority requirements for timelines and processes to resume operations.

Passenger vessels with the capacity to carry more than 12 persons continue to be prohibited from entering Arctic coastal waters (including Nunatsiavut, Nunavik and the Labrador Coast) until October 31, 2020.

Beginning July 1, 2020, passenger vessels will be allowed to operate in inland rivers and lakes in the Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Essential passenger vessels, such as ferries and water taxis, should continue to operate using mitigation measures. These could include reducing the number of passengers or using alternative practices such as keeping people in their vehicles, when safe to do so, or enhanced cleaning and hygiene measures to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.

On January 4, 2020 Lake Superior News reported  On June 3, the Hanseatic Inspiration - owned by a German cruise ship company, will set sail in Toronto, Canada and make it's way to Chicago. Stopping along the Great Lakes  including Sault Ste Marie, Thunder Bay and Duluth with 376 passengers  240 crew 

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