June 16, 2015 - There is a good possibility that cruises to nowhere are coming to an end.
Homeland Security has chosen to enforce a pre-existing act passed over a century ago, which requires that cruise ships call at - at least one foreign port before returing to the US. The enforcement of the new ruling has to do primarily with the Visas that are provided to the foreign crew on these ships - which have certain restrictions. Those restrictions are violated on cruises to nowhere.
Unfortunately enforcing these laws have impacted a couple of cruises to nowhere from New York and Norfolk. Carnival Cruises planned a 2016 cruise to nowhere from New Yok on board the new Carnival Vista as well as a cruise to nowhere from Norfolk,Va.
Norwegian Cruise Line has also offered 1 or 2 day cruises to nowhere from New York and had cruises planned for 2016.
At this point both Carnival Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Line have cancelled the 2016 cruises to nowhere.
Cruises to nowhere are permissible on US registered ships - which today is very limited.
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