Port Saint John Statement on Extension of Canadian Waters Cruise Suspension to February 2022

As one of Canada’s most active cruise ports, we respect the direction given by Transport Canada regarding the extension of the suspension of cruise operations in Canadian waters to February 2022.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Port Saint John, is working closely with the Association of Canadian Port Authorities (ACPA) Cruise Committee who have launched an historic initiative that brings together all ports and regional entities involved in the cruise industry from across Canada as one voice engaged in meaningful dialogue, to provide input into the Government of Canada for the eventual resumption of cruise activity in Canada.

Together our industry is optimistic that, when the time is right and it is safe to do so, cruise will be back.  At that point we will look forward to welcoming cruise lines, their guests, and crew back to our port cities and local communities.

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Port Saint John is Canada’s Atlantic Canada’s largest port by tonnage and has a diverse cargo base, including dry and liquid bulk, break bulk, containers, and cruise.

 

Media Contact:

Paula Copeland, Director, Communications & Corporate Social Responsibility, Port Saint John, pcopeland@sjport.com, (506) 650-5288.

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