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Old April 27th, 2010, 11:01 AM
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Default First Alaska 2010 Cruise Ship for Season Visits Victoria, Canada


http://www.timescolonist.com/travel/Cruise+ship+season+starts+today/2950044/story.html

The first Cruise Ship for the Alaska season of 2010 docked in Victoria, BC Canada on April 26 at 9 - 10:am PST and was scheduled to leave 23:59 PST for Vancouver.
It was the Holland America 'ms Zaandam' cruise ship which carries 1,440 passengers and is a 777-foot long ship.

Below link shows the Seattle Times article on cruise ship season start for 2010
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/travel/2011706856_cruiseseattle26.htmlFirst
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Old April 27th, 2010, 07:57 PM
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The first ship in Vancouver was last sunday . The HAL Amsterdam.
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Hello doopydozer,
Not sure if you were telling us about Vancouver also which is great.

My article was about the cruise ships that 'Stop in Victoria', not Vancouver.
Majority stop because of the USA law called the Jones Act.
See Victoria Schedule as theses ships normally do not go to Vancouver unless an extended voyage up or down on the Pacific Coast.
Greater Victoria Harbour Authority


Jones ACT
A law called the Jones act which states that all ships which are registered in a foreign port(which means all cruise ships in the USA), must go to a foreign port(Canada) by law. Even when you cruise to Hawaii, the cruise ships go down to Ensenada or somewhere in Mexico.

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Sure is sounding like the 2010 Alaska season has started :-)
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Sure is sounding like the 2010 Alaska season has started :-)
Thank you Donna,
Luv what I read as your 'tongue in cheek' humour or your reading the news links about these ships passing via Vancouver/Victoria/Seattle/Anchorage for what is a very short season.

Next time. I'll search for Anchorage and Vancouver so I'm not assumed to be having favourtes.

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Hello doopydozer,
Not sure if you were telling us about Vancouver also which is great.

My article was about the cruise ships that 'Stop in Victoria', not Vancouver.
Majority stop because of the USA law called the Jones Act.
See Victoria Schedule as theses ships normally do not go to Vancouver unless an extended voyage up or down on the Pacific Coast.
Greater Victoria Harbour Authority


Jones ACT
A law called the Jones act which states that all ships which are registered in a foreign port(which means all cruise ships in the USA), must go to a foreign port(Canada) by law. Even when you cruise to Hawaii, the cruise ships go down to Ensenada or somewhere in Mexico.

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Actually, for cruiseship passengers, it's the Passenger's Service Act, the Jones' is for freight.
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Hello Karen,
Thank you for your information update, good to know.
Seems to be conflicting information on the Web as majority of sites indicate the Jones Act for why the ships dock at a foreign port and yes, Canada is a foreign port.

Some sites;
Florida Maritime Lawyers: Miami Injury Law, Arbitration, Jones Act Attorneys, Cruise Line Accidents (Legal Firm)

Below link states a NO but A YES in Principle as majority accept the Jones ACT. So, are we both wrong. both right, what does the Judge say. Methinks we are both right but current judgement falls to the Jones Act.

Jones Act
quote: " Does the Jones Act apply to passengers? The Act, no; the principle, yes. What is known as the Passenger Vessel Act (PSA) of 1886 (46 U.S.C. 289) states that “no foreign vessel shall transport passengers between ports or places in the United States, under penalty of $200 for each passenger so transported or landed.”

Another one: What is the Jones Act?

This is like when I write an initial design document and then the critiquers come on board until I get it right.


Thank you for the feedback, always valued. :-D

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