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About scottca075

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    Coronado, CA & Corona del Mar, CA, USA
  • Interests
    Travel, great food, great wine, opera, theater in general, Disney and watching the grand kids grow.
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Windstar, Silversea CL, HAL, Princess, NCL, Cunard and Oceania.
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Baltic, Mediterranean, South America, Alaska & South Pacific.

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  1. Here is an analysis of the NCL exemption by the Government Accounting Office (GAO). Here is a quote from the GAO report: "NCL’s exemption will likely have little impact on how the PVSA or other maritime laws are administered or interpreted because it is specific to three NCL vessels and cannot be applied to any other vessels in any other areas."
  2. Why would an Alaska cruise go to Mexico? That is about 3 days there and 3 days back from Seattle.
  3. For Alaska cruises, Seattle and San Francisco are ports that can serve it. The cruise lines just need an exemption from the PVSA like NCL has for Hawaii. Then no need to stop in Canada.
  4. You are not explaining how U.S. ships NOT going to Canada undermines Canada's effort to contain the virus.
  5. Yes, I know. Which is why Congress needs to grant temporary exemptions to the Passenger Vessel Services Act of 1886.
  6. Uh.... the wavier would be to SKIP Canada. The only reason Alaska cruises originate in Vancouver or make a port stop in Canada is to meet the requirements of the Passenger Vessel Services Act of 1886. The law needs to be entirely rewritten.
  7. I would write your Congressman and ask them to address the PVSA in general and in this crisis. It may effect some FL cruises too.
  8. If you have lots of time on your hands, here you go. Light reading on Maritime Law Exemption
  9. Yes. NCL has a permanent one for their HI cruise around the islands. No, one has never been issued for an Alaska cruise, but we've also never been in this situation before with Covid 19 and closed borders. The U.S. Congress has already passed funds to help the cruise lines. I can see a tightly worded exemption for situations like Alaska.
  10. Sooooo....... you didn't understand "they would need is a waiver on the "international port" requirement" or what?
  11. I'd look at the Hawaii Prince Hotel, Ala Moana Hotel, Waikiki Marriott, Hyatt Place and Aqua Bamboo to start. You won't get prices now, but look in October.
  12. Ships don't need to enter Canadian waters for an Alaskan cruise. What they would need is a waiver on the "international port" requirement.
  13. I think it would be pretty easy to cut out Vancouver and Victoria as port stops and shift cruises originating from Vancouver to Seattle or even San Francisco.
  14. Even if West Coast Mexico ports were to open tomorrow to cruise ships, the question is are the cruise ships ready and willing to go to Mexico? I don't think the coronavirus has peaked in Mexico, Central America or South America yet. My heart goes out to the ports I've visited in Central America. Many of them are relatively small towns where the cruise ships arrival has a big impact. In Mexico many of the ports are larger towns so I worry a bit less, but even there there are any number of people who will be badly effected.
  15. It does depend on traffic (time of day, day of week), but usually $33-40.
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