Florida Governor DeSantis is suing the CDC for preventing the cruise business from starting up again.
Florida’s governor DeSantis is fighting for the people of Florida. Today the Palm Beach Post wrote:
Cruise ships were prevented from leaving ports with passengers by a no-sail order issued by the CDC more than a year ago. That order was replaced on Nov. 1 with a “conditional sail order” that allows ships to sail after the CDC reviews and approves of a cruise line’s safety plan.
But that’s not fast enough, DeSantis during a briefing at PortMiami.
“Florida is fighting back,” the governor said, flanked by cruise line employees and state and local officials. “This is not reasonable. This is not rational.”
DeSantis shared more per Newsbreak.com:
Despite the order, a number of cruise lines like Royal Caribbean have announced they plan to resume sailing from international ports like The Bahamas and Bermuda. All passengers 18 and older must be vaccinated before boarding.
“People are still gonna go on cruises. You know what they’re gonna do? Instead of flying to Miami, spending money to stay in our hotels, spending money to eat in our restaurants before they get on the ship, they’re gonna fly to the Bahamas, and they’re gonna get on the ship from the Bahamas, and they’re gonna spend the money in the Bahamas,” DeSantis said.
Earlier today Carnival announced bookings are rising at a record pace:
Carnival Cruise Line said Wednesday that it has seen a record level of bookings during the first quarter, up about 90% from fourth-quarter levels.
In addition, current bookings for 2022 are higher than those made in 2019, before the pandemic, suggesting that people are excited to travel again.