Have you ever wondered why a seven-night cruise to the Hawaiian Islands is like gold dust? Liz Jarvis explains why most cruises are for longer

Liz-JarvisI envy anyone going to Hawaii, because it really is one of the most beautiful places in the world, and a very popular cruise destination.

But unfortunately, the Jones Act, which is designed to protect American citizens and commerce – and also affects Alaskan and Canadian cruises – restricts the carriage of goods or passengers between the United States to US-built and flagged ships.

For that reason, most cruise lines must include at least one non-US port in every cruise, which can lengthen the cruise.

Before you book your US cruise, it’s always worth checking with your travel agent that your plans won’t breach the Jones Act in any possible way, because if it does, you could be denied the right to board your ship.

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