Princess cheers Canada’s decision to drop COVID-19 cruise requirements

Princess cheers Canada’s decision to drop COVID-19 cruise requirements

SANTA CLARITA, CA — Princess Cruises says it is prepared to welcome all guests on cruises visiting, arriving or departing from Canadian ports, including its Canada/New England voyages and Alaska cruises.

As part of Canada’s elimination of all COVID-19 travel requirements, announced this morning and effective Oct. 1, 2022, cruise travellers in Canadian ports will no longer be required to have pre-board tests, be vaccinated, or use ArriveCAN. A set of guidelines will remain to protect passengers and crew, which will align with the approach used in the U.S.

All of Princess’ Alaska cruises feature Canada as part of the itinerary.

“We applaud these decisions by Transport Canada to make visiting the country easier and more convenient for all guests sailing our popular Alaska and Canada/New England itineraries, and look forward to welcoming everyone on our incredible Alaska and Canadian cruises,” said John Padgett, President, Princess Cruises. “Alaska and Canadian cruises are among the most desired vacation options in the world, and we look forward to welcoming everyone who’s waited the past three years for this market to fully open.”

Padgett said Princess is in the process of notifying guests and travel advisors “of this tremendous development” and is excited to welcome everyone to take an Alaska vacation in 2023.