With all this noise about repealing the Jones Act, which I don't think is going to happen, I was thinking of the scenario, if it was repealed, and how that could "help" the DQ. She could be foreign registered and crewed and operate without much regard for the Coast Guard, Congress, and the unions. Without costly regulations and a third world pay scale, her owners could greatly reduce the fares so more people could afford the cruises. And everyone would be happy except Rep. Oberstar.

Well, if that sounds outlandish, just remember that this is exactly what all the offshore cruise lines are doing and have been for years.