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Old January 13th, 2002, 03:19 PM
Ken Ken is offline
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Default Change in Passenger Services Act?

The Travel Section of the San Francisco Chronicle carried an article this morning that mentioned a possible change in the Passenger Services Act of 1886 (the "Jones Act") that would permit non-U.S. flagged vessels to trave between U.S. ports without stopping at foreign ports during the voyage. At present this Act is why, when you cruise Hawaii on the NCL Star you must port at Fanning Island (to get you out of U.S. territory) and why you cannot cruise from, say, New York to Charleston.

The legislation is sponsored by John McCain (R-Arizona) but the article didn't mention the bill's number. Does anyone know it?

I'm dreaming of.... oh, say San Francisco to Honolulu... Seattle to SF to LA to Catalina (time for sea days there)...
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