Cruises to Alaska will set sail.
Norwegian Cruise Line is now selling tickets for trips to The Last Frontier following a bill passed last week aimed at restoring company.
The cruise liner listed a number of Alaskan cruises on its website slated for August, September and October with voyages sailing non-stop from Seattle to Ketchikan.
Alaska-bound cruises were put on pause once Canada banned large ships from penetrating until next year amid the pandemic. This impacted Alaska's cruise industry in particular because bigger foreign ships must end in Canada first, a law requires.
To combat this, Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski introduced the Alaska Tourism Restoration Act which would temporarily allow cruise ships to skip Canadian ports and sail non-stop between Washington and Alaska, based on The Associated Press.
The bill still must be passed by the House of Representatives and signed into law by President Biden.
A spokesperson for Norwegian Cruise Line told Alaska's News Source this week that the company remains"optimistic that by working together with the CDC and local port and government authorities from the destinations we visit that we will have the ability to resume secure cruising in the U.S. summer time."
Voyages on the organization's Norwegian Bliss are currently available for booking for August through the end of the season.
In associated cruise information, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently announced that entirely vaccinated travelers onboard cruise ships will not have to put on masks in outdoor settings.