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Alaska cruise ship waiver bill passes Congress
« on: May 21, 2021, 05:47:46 AM »
"The legislation waives the Passenger Vessel Services Act for as long as Canada's cruise ban is in place (currently, through February 2022). This would allow foreign-flag ships to transport passengers between Washington state and Alaska."

"Cruise lines still have to get through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's conditional sailing order, and have estimated it takes 60 to 90 days to start up a ship."

https://www.seatrade-cruise.com/legal-regulatory/alaska-cruise-ship-waiver-bill-passes-congress-heads-biden-signing-law

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Majestic Princess intends to set sail to Alaska on July 25, 2021
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2021, 05:50:19 AM »
"Following passage of the Alaska Tourism Restoration Act, work with Alaska government officials, and recent guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Princess is announcing its intent to return to service in the United States with a partial season of Alaska sailings from Seattle. Our first 2021 Alaska voyage will set sail on Majestic Princess® on Sunday, July 25, 2021."

https://www.princess.com/downloads/pdf/plan/impacted-and-cancelled-cruises/cancelled-cruises-2021-roundtrip-seattle-on-emerald-majestic.pdf