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Sat Mar 27, 2021, 07:28 PM

Florida threatening to sue if cruises don't resume

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Florida is threatening to sue the federal government if it doesn't lift its pandemic ban on cruise lines using U.S. ports

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis ripped into the federal government's continued pandemic ban on cruise ships using U.S. ports, threatening Friday to file a lawsuit if one of the state's biggest tourism sectors is not allowed to resume operations soon.

Appearing at Port Canaveral with leaders from Carnival, Norwegian, Disney and Royal Caribbean cruise lines, DeSantis and Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody said they are exploring the state's legal options if the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does not allow U.S.-based cruising to resume by summer.

The state is the nation's cruise capital with three of the world's busiest ports: Miami, Port Canaveral near Kennedy Space Center, and Port Everglades near Fort Lauderdale. Millions typically cruise from Florida each year and the industry generates billions for the state's economy.

https://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/florida-feds-cruise-ships-operate-sue-76709226

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Response to spinbaby (Original post)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 07:30 PM

1. As Long As The State Pays All The Medical Bills For The Folks Who Get Covid On The Cruise Ships

Oh no. That's the federal government's job right?

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Response to spinbaby (Original post)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 07:30 PM

2. We should sue Texas if Cruz resumes his shitbaggery tomorrow

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Response to spinbaby (Original post)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 07:31 PM

3. I just hope these fuckwads

Pay a heavy price for the damage (murders) they are allowing!

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Response to bluestarone (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 07:34 PM

4. Nah....They'll Get Re-Elected

Because we're America, and we're Just That Stupid.

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Response to spinbaby (Original post)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 07:37 PM

5. Simple.

Every person onboard has a Vaccine Passport at least 30 days before the boat departs.

Simple.

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Response to WarGamer (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 07:58 PM

7. I think a few of the cruise lines are thinking of doing just that

Requiring COVID 19 passports before letting any cruise passengers embark. I like that; until this pandemic has well and truly vanished, itís a very sensible thing.

The trouble is DeSantis. I can well imagine DeSantis and the Florida legislature getting the federal restrictions lifted and then turning around and passing laws PROHIBITING cruise lines from requiring proof of vaccination and/or drastically curtailing the rights of cruise lines to test sickly passengers or to prevent them from boarding.

If I were the head of a cruise line and if the madness was confined to the Sunshine State, Iíd scrap Florida embarcations and shift home ports to other states. Unfortunately, as Greg Abbott of Texas has shown, the lunacy seems to be as contagious as the Spanish Flu was a century ago. Wanna bet that the Republican governors of Georgia, South Carolina, OT Louisiana would do right by their citizens?

I donít.

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Response to Vogon_Glory (Reply #7)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 08:33 PM

10. The State have No Jurisdiction over Maritime Law

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Response to WarGamer (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 08:29 PM

8. I Think This is Feasible Soon-They Can Waive Bon Voyage to the Anti-Vaxers at the Dock

there are actually cruisers who think they are gonna cruise without a vaccine. See this eye-rolling thread

https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/2774492-if-the-vaccine-is-required-for-sailingwill-you/

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Response to Stallion (Reply #8)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 08:32 PM

9. Oh good gravy

I havenít been to CC since the pandemic started. Iím not surprised some over there are off the rails.

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Response to Stallion (Reply #8)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 08:53 PM

12. It's the only logical way to cruise...

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Response to spinbaby (Original post)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 07:40 PM

6. Captain deSatan

Greediest NAZI pirate on the low seas. Stupidest, too.

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Response to spinbaby (Original post)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 08:36 PM

11. Any chance our Governor has to criticize Biden he takes. He's trying his trump best

Look out for this mini trump.

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Response to spinbaby (Original post)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 09:35 PM

13. I hope people have sense to avoid cruises.

They ares spreader events lasting for days. Not me, ever.

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Response to pwb (Reply #13)

Sun Mar 28, 2021, 12:55 AM

17. Noroviruses love cruises.

They go on them A LOT.

🦠

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Response to spinbaby (Original post)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 09:37 PM

14. they would have to have BOTH

vaccines and a recent covid test before this is allowed.
If they do it like that, It might be ok.
I would never go on one though, my best friend went on one every year
sometimes twice a year.........

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Response to spinbaby (Original post)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 09:39 PM

15. I dare him - double dare him

Prease proceed deathsentence!

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Response to spinbaby (Original post)

Sun Mar 28, 2021, 12:42 AM

16. Sue tRump, that is who started the cruise ban

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