U.S. Senate votes to allow cruise ships back in Alaska
May 20, 2021
The U.S. House is the next stop for legislation granting a temporary waiver of federal law so that large cruise ships could come to Alaska this summer, avoiding a Canadian COVID-related ban on the ships stopping in that country’s ports along the way.
Senators voted without opposition to approve the measure May 13.
Even if the legislation makes it into law, however, it is uncertain that cruise lines would offer summer Alaska voyages.
Most of the ships are not in position on the West Coast, and many operators are still struggling to come to terms with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control an...