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Old 11-21-2007, 01:42 PM
Frank X. Prudent Frank X. Prudent is offline
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As the Passenger Vessel Services Act would prevent Majestic America Line from reflagging their boats and operating them to and from American ports without stopping at a foreign port, I don't think we'll see the Majestic America Line boats reflagged. But NCL America Cruise Line has pettitioned the U.S. Government and received permission to use a higher quota of third world labor on their American flagged Hawaiian ships. NCL's reasoning was that there are not enough American citizens willing to do what is required to man a ship, and that they can not find and maintain qualified American citizens for the crew. So that all-American staff serving that mint julep might become a thing of the past on MAL's boats. I would not put it past them to ask for the same waiver.
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