The Caribbean Princess was scheduled to leave San Francisco on Sunday and moor in Victoria on April 6th and in Vancouver the next day.
The last-minute cancellation of the voyage from San Francisco to British Columbia delayed the resumption of the long-delayed cruise ship season.
The Caribbean Princess was scheduled to climb the coast from Sunday and moor in Victoria on April 6th and in Vancouver the next day.
Both arrivals are still listed on the Victoria and Vancouver Harbor websites, but the ship does not arrive.
“Unfortunately, we made the difficult decision to cancel the coastal part of the (Caribbean Princess) cruise from San Francisco to Vancouver in preparation for the dry dock operation,” Princess told passengers in a message on Sunday.
The ship was scheduled to enter the dry dock in Portland, Oregon on April 7 to prepare for the “busy summer season,” Princess said. She said the extra time at the dock was to make sure the ship had reached that standard.
Due to late cancellations, cruise companies offer full refunds to passengers and 100% additional credit for future cruises.
But there is another layer. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists the Caribbean Princess with an “orange” status. This shows that at least 0.3% of passengers and crew are positive for COVID-19 testing. The CDC said it has begun an investigation.
The company does not mention COVID exposure in its cancellation announcement.
Canada has reopened its port for cruise ships heading for the 2022 season after international ships have been closed since the early days of the 2020 pandemic.
However, the federal government continues to warn that the chances of getting COVID-19 on a cruise ship remain “very high, even if fully vaccinated.”
The first vessels to arrive in British Columbia this season are the Dutch-American Connings Dam, scheduled for April 9th in Victoria and April 10th in Vancouver.
Postmedia has contacted the Princess for details on the ship’s cancellation and COVID-19 status.
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