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.


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