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Mon May 24, 2021, 07:47 PM

Biden signs bill to help Alaska cruise industry

President Biden invited a trio of Republican lawmakers to the White House on Monday to sign into law a bill aimed at reviving the cruise ship industry in Alaska, which had been hit hard during the coronavirus pandemic.

On Monday afternoon, Biden signed into law the Alaska Tourism Restoration Act, which temporarily allows cruise ships to sail directly from Washington state to Alaska without having to stop in Canada, which currently has in place restrictions on cruise ships docking in its ports due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Passenger Vessel Services Act requires that foreign-flag ships stop at foreign ports. The new law waives that restriction until Canada lifts its coronavirus-related ban on cruise ships.

Biden signed the bill at a private ceremony with Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan and Rep. Don Young, all of whom are Alaska Republicans. Murkowski and Young were the lead sponsors of the bills in the Senate and House, respectively.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/biden-signs-bill-to-help-alaska-cruise-industry/ar-AAKkWwx?li=BBnb7Kz

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Mon May 24, 2021, 08:01 PM

1. The only cruise we were ever on was to Alaska.

I have to admit, the scenery was pretty spectacular.

Im not sure Id get back on one this soon, but it was a fabulous experience.

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Mon May 24, 2021, 08:07 PM

2. Other than a European river cruise the only type

of cruise I have any interest in getting on. Id do it now if everyone was vaxed.

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Mon May 24, 2021, 10:15 PM

3. We were on a Norwegian cruise to Alaska.

So glad we had that opportunity before health problems started for us. It was a beautiful experience. And we stopped British Columbia for an evening. Loved it all.

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