The State Of Florida has filed suit with the federal government and the CDC.
The state is demanding that cruise ships be allowed to sail again, as cruise lines have been under a no-sail order because of the pandemic.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said the no-sail order is "based on very little evidence and very little data. We must allow our cruise liners and their employees to get back to work and safely set sail again," DeSantis said. "To be clear, no federal law authorizes the CDC to indefinitely impose a nationwide shutdown of an entire industry. This lawsuit is necessary to protect Floridians from the federal government's overreach and resulting economic harm to our state."
DeSantis said cruise lines will find other ports outside of the U.S. to dock their ships.
"People are going to cruise one way or another. The question is are we going to do it out of Florida?" DeSantis said.
Royal Caribbean recently announced they would be resuming operations in the Bahamas, as the CDC updated its guidance for cruise lines which requires them "to establish agreements at ports where they intend to operate, implement routine testing of crew, and develop plans incorporating vaccination strategies to reduce the risk of introduction and spread of COVID-19 by crew and passengers."
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