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Old May 31st, 2006, 06:57 PM
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The main problem with the PVSA (passenger vessel services act) often erroneously refered to as the Jones act (which is a different act affecting crew-people) is that it forbids any foreign vessel from transporting passengers between two US ports. That is why you have to do round-trip or else embark or disembark in a foreign port.

There is a rule that allows you visit more than one domestic port on a cruise but oly during repo cruises. Otherwise it just isn't allowed.


I don't know if a cruise line could embark passengers in Ensenada and go up the coast to Vancouver and back - but that would make a great cruise as far as I am concerned.

Ensenada
San Diego
Catalina
San Franciso
Vancouver
Day at sea
Day at Sea
Ensenada

Or alternating

Ensenada
San Diego
Catalina
Los Angeles
Day at Sea
San Francisco
Day at Sea
Vancouver

with

Vancouver
Seattle
Portland
San Francisco
Day at Sea
Santa Barbara
San Diego
Ensenada

I would sail this itinerary very happily. Even back to back.
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