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Big Ship Alaska Cruises are Back as House Passes Alaska Tourism Restoration Act | Insider Travel Report

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n an all too rare case of bipartisanship, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed the Alaska Tourism Restoration Act (H.R. 1318), which creates a temporary, targeted waiver from the Passenger Vessel Services Act (PVSA) of 1886 by reclassifying certain roundtrip voyages between Alaska and Washington State as foreign voyages for the purposes of U.S. law. The House action follows the passage of a companion bill last week by the U.S. Senate. After a few minor procedural steps, the measure will go to President Joe Biden for his signature.

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