Cautious cruise restart ahead

Posted on January 22, 2021 | Atlantic Business Magazine | 0 Comments

The return of cruise ships to Canadian waters is only going to happen “at the appropriate time,” said Andrew Dixon, senior vice-president responsible for trade and business development with Port Saint John.

Dixon also happens to be the person tapped to chair the national Association of Canadian Port Authorities (ACPA) cruise committee. For months now, he’s been working with a team across the country on hammering out recommendations for port and shore excursion protocols that could allow the return of the cruise business to Canada.

A restart, whenever it may come (Dixon wouldn’t suggest any particular timeline), will be a lot more complicated than simply docking a ship.

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