Bargain cruises between American ports

You’ll probably never see them unless Congress chooses to repeal or amend the Passenger Vessel Services Act of 1886, which bars most cruise operators from coastwise routes. [Matt Welch]

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  • The law made sense in the days of Admiral Mahan, when a domestic shipping and ship-building industry was seen as cost-effective back-ups for a strong navy. The world shipping market and the logistics of the US Navy have changed out of recognition since those days, however.