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Old January 3rd, 2003, 08:17 PM
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Hi everyone, my wife and I are considering a Panama Canal cruise this fall from San Diego to Miami. This seems to me to run afoul of the Jones act. Has anyone been on one of these cruises, or does anyone else know how this is handled, or if it's even an issue? Thanks, Andy
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Old January 3rd, 2003, 08:37 PM
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WE sailed RCI Grandeur of the Seas last September, it was booked as San Diego to New Orleans thru the Canal. When they cancelled Cartegena, we were still leaving from San Diego. Then they added Belize and Cozumel, and siad due to the Jones Act, we would be leaving from Ensenada, Mexico. Made no sense to anyone, not even my TA.
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Old January 4th, 2003, 09:57 AM
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Andy - according to the PSA (Passenger Services Act) which is the part of the Jones Act that affects cruise ship passengers states that a foreign flagged cruise ship can go from a US to US port via the Panama Canal IF they stop at a DISTANT foreign port (distant defined by the PSA as either a South American port OR one of the following islands: Aruba, Bonaire or Curacao.) So if you stop at Cartagena or Aruba you are withing the legal requirements of the PSA.

Grannynanny - in your situation, to avoid the penalties under the PSA, the cruise line changed the port of embarkation to Ensenada which meant the cruise started in a foreign country, which means that they could skip Cartagena or the ABC islands without being in violation of the PSA. If the cruise had started in San Diego instead of Ensenada, then they would have had to go to Aruba, Bonaire or Curacao to fufill the requirements of the PSA and that might have been impossible to do with the time constraints of the itinerary.

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Old January 4th, 2003, 06:21 PM
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Thanks for the answer Lisa, very interesting.
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