Temporary Lift of The Jones Act - Save the Cruise Industry

Temporary Lift of The Jones Act - Save the Cruise Industry

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Tracey Codd started this petition to The Biden Administration

2.4.2021 Today the Canadian Government announced the continuation of the cruise ship ban until February 2022. This would destroy the Alaska cruise season. As the travel industry continues to work to comply with the CDC for a return to safe cruising, we feel this decision was made prematurely. However, we plead with the current administration to temporarily lift The Jones Act allowing for a 2021 Alaska Cruise season.

What is the Jones Act/Passenger Services Act and how does it affect the Cruise Industry?

The Jones Act (also known as the Passenger Services Act) does not allow ships of Non-U.S registry to embark and debark guests at two different U.S ports, since travel between U.S. ports is prohibited on foreign flagged ships. It requires the visitation of a foreign port.

CLIA reported the cruise industry is a vital economic artery for the U.S. economy, supporting 436,000 American jobs and paying $24.4 billion in wages in 2019 and generating $55.5 billion in economic activity. 

By temporarily lifting The Jones Act (May 2021-September 2021) it allows cruises to embark and disembark from a U.S. port without visiting a foreign port (Bypassing current Canadian stops).

& Its not just Alaska!

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