The U.S. House of Representatives has unanimously approved a measure that could allow large cruise ships to bypass Canada and visit Alaska this year. An identical measure has already passed the Senate.

After a procedural vote in the Senate, it would go to President Joe Biden for his signature.

“My view is there’s zero chance that he vetoes this,” said Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska.

A few hours after the House’s action, Carnival Corp.’s three largest cruise lines said they would sail one ship each between Seattle and Southeast Alaska starting in late July:

• Holland America Cruise Line announced that it will conduct 10 sailings between Seattle and Alaska in late summer, with the first departing July 24.

• Princess Cruise Line said it will operate one ship to Alaska this summer.

Carnival Cruise Line will have one weekly sailing starting July 27 and ending Sept. 14, the company said.

Norwegian Cruise Line, not affiliated with Carnival, had already scheduled sailings starting in August.

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