Adventure Canada cancels 2021 expedition season in wake of cruise ban

Adventure Canada cancels 2021 expedition season in wake of cruise ban

PORT CREDIT, ON — Adventure Canada has been forced to cancel its 2021 expedition season, following the federal government’s Feb. 4 announcement that the current ban on cruising in Canadian waters would be extended through February 28, 2022.

“Due to the news of this continued ban, as well as the ongoing uncertainty around international and domestic cruise travel, Adventure Canada has made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel our entire 2021 sailing season. It is a privilege to travel in the incredible regions that we do, and we are committed to doing so responsibly,” said Cedar Swan, CEO, Adventure Canada. “By proceeding with the utmost caution, especially to ensure the safety of our host communities, we know that one day we will be able to travel together again—safely, conscientiously, and enjoyably.”

Adventure Canada, which specializes in small-ship expedition travel in the Canadian Arctic and Greenland, “genuinely supports this decision” from the federal government, “out of respect for the health and wellbeing of all involved, particularly that of our valued community hosts.”

She says Adventure Canada recognizes that the extension of the ban further challenges the travel industry, including travel advisors, as well as local economies that count on tourism, and the company’s own staff.

Swan notes that Adventure Canada’s approach has the company in a solid position to weather the disruption that the global pandemic has had on the travel industry.

Together with its partners, the available support, and the commitment of the travel community, she says Adventure Canada is able to withstand a full season cancellation in 2021 and will offer a full suite of expeditions in 2022.

Swan adds: “We care deeply about the places we travel to and the people who travel with us, all of whom we consider part of the extended Adventure Canada family. The safety of our guests, community partners, expedition team, and crew is of utmost priority.”

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