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.