If you’ve been biting your time for Alaska cruises to finally return, some good news is coming your way. Norwegian Cruise Line has resumed selling sailings to Alaska for August, September, and October.
The sales have restarted after the US Senate passed a bill that allows cruise travel to return.
On February 4, 2021, Canada extended their cruise ship ban until February 28, 2022. Under the ban, foreign-flagged cruise ships like Norwegian Cruise Line cannot make their mandatory stop at a port in Canada. In an attempt to save Alaska’s tourism sector, Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski introduced The Alaska Tourism Restoration Act, which would temporarily allow cruise ships to sail directly from the continental US to Alaska. The act passed unanimously in the Senate, and it must now be passed by the House of Representatives and President Joe Biden, according to the Associated Press.