American Cruise Lines said Wednesday it has cancelled plans
to resume sailing in Alaska this summer.
In a statement, the company said it made the difficult
decision “because the recent spike in [Covid-19] cases around the country has
renewed concerns and poses potential complications, as guests both travel to
and return home from Alaska.”
The company had hoped to relaunch its coastal sailings in
July with the 175-passenger American Constellation in Alaska and American
Constitution in New England. Its planned July 22 New England sailing is still on the
books, the company said, although that could change.
ACL said it has also
suspended its planned July river cruises on the Mississippi River and its
Columbia-Snake river sailings remain on hold because of restrictions imposed by
the state of Oregon after infections spiked there last month.