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Victoria city council asking for ban on cruise ship visits to city amid coronavirus pandemic

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5 hours ago, dns65 said:

This could be very disruptive to the Alaska cruise season as most ships that are doing return trips out of Seattle use Victoria as their "foreign" port call

https://globalnews.ca/news/6667167/victoria-cruise-ship-ban-resolution-coronavirus/

Well, a compromise might be to put into Victoria and not allow passengers ashore there.
If the City of Victoria doesn't want the passengers, maybe the passengers don't want Victoria.
It does smack of Nimbyism.
Especially since local ferries and puddle-hoppers pour people into Victoria all day every day.
Also, there are other Canadian ports that cruise ships are able to dock at. And the good news is they are all a lot better than Ensenada!

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Actually there are not that many Canadian ports that could fill in for Victoria - Vancouver and Prince Rupert are the only two that come to mind and Vancouver is also considering closing their port to cruise ships. Prince Rupert is not really cruise ship friendly.

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My Princess RT/LA cruise July 2021 calls in Prince Rupert and not Victoria. So we'll see how friendly it is!

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Wonder how this will work, does this mean all Alaska cruises will be cancelled until that time...We are set to leave out of Seattle mid may...

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57 minutes ago, OSUGirl1983 said:

Wonder how this will work, does this mean all Alaska cruises will be cancelled until that time...We are set to leave out of Seattle mid may...

Yes. All AK cruises will be cancelled.

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