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Old May 22nd, 2010, 07:51 PM
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I really enjoyed this thread because I was previously unaware of the U.S. law preventing cruises between U.S. ports without an intervening foreign port. This answers a lot of questions I have had concerning cruises from the U.S. West Coast that go to or return from Hawaii.
This brings up a question from our cruising experience. Last year we went on one of the last four-day cruises of the Carnival Holiday before it left Mobile for good. We were originally scheduled to cruise to Cozumel and back but, due to the H1N1 scare, we were rescheduled to go to Key West instead of Cozumel. This was not a mid-cruise diversion but was announced about a week before the cruise began. We went from Mobile to Key West and returned to Mobile at the appointed time. My question is, how was this cruise allowed when it obviously contravenes the Federal law?
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