Norm - thanks so much for your in-depth explanation which I plan to show my husband tonight. I have been seeing ads for the United States Line but since my husband gets seasick, he prefers ships over 70,000 tons so I guess we'll have to wait for the new ships they're building. I've read that one will be ready in 2003 and the other in 2004. I must have read an article by a very optimistic cruiser a while back because I thought it said the Jones Act would be amended by 2002 or 2003 to allow others into the Hawaiian market. It would be nice. I have friends who sailed on American Hawaii and hated it and we've been so spoiled by our favorite which is Celebrity.
Again, thanks to both you and Dawn.