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COVID-19 Updates for 2020 Cruise Season

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The 2020 cruise schedule is being revised due to the global response to COVID-19.  Holland America, Princess Cruises, and Carnival Cruise Line have canceled 2020 sailings from Seattle.  Please check with your cruise line if you have additional questions.

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COVID-19 Travel Advisories for Cruise Lines:

Tuesday, March 24

Maintaining the health, safety, and wellbeing of our community is the Port of Seattle’s top priority. The Port now expects the launch of the cruise season will be delayed until the resolution of the public health emergency.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. announced an extended global suspension of cruse operations. 

Friday, March 13 

Cruise Line Industry Association (CLIA) announces that CLIA oceangoing cruise lines will be voluntarily and temporarily suspending cruise ship operations from U.S. ports of call for 30 days as public health officials and the U.S. Government continue to address COVID-19. 

Canada’s Transport Minister announced a suspension of cruise across Canada until July 1. United States maritime laws require foreign flagged vessels, which include many cruise ships, to stop at a foreign port on a U.S. port to U.S. port itinerary. This is why most Seattle to Alaska cruise itineraries visit Victoria, and changes in Canada can impact Seattle-based cruises. The Port of Seattle is reviewing Transport Canada’s actions and evaluating the order’s impacts on the 2020 Alaska cruise season.  

Wednesday, March 11 

The Port of Seattle announced that it has cancelled the April 1 and April 5 planned sailings of the Seattle 2020 cruise season.

 The Governor of Washington and King County Executive issued a health order limiting the number of people at events, and mandated social distancing. This does not apply to transportation hubs like Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

Tuesday, March 3 

SEA and the Port of Seattle announced changes to maintain the safety, health, and well-being of passengers and employees using Seattle-Tacoma International Airport  


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