CruiseHive.com is reporting, “Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings wins its lawsuit against the state of Florida and is granted preliminary injection to sail from the state with 100% vaccinated guests and crew members. All three brands under the company will be allowed to request proof of vaccination before a cruise.
Norwegian Cruise Brands Can Ask Proof of Vaccination
It’s something Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH) has been pushing for in recent months and has now come out on top with its lawsuit that was filed against Florida’s Scott A. Rivkees, State Surgeon General in the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida on July 13.
The cruise company said that it’s being prevented to resume cruise operations safely due to the vaccine passport ban, which stops the request for vaccination proof. The passport ban by Florida could inflict a fine of $5,000 each time a company asks for proof of vaccinations, including cruise lines.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has been a national leader who feels it’s wrong for businesses to require proof of COVID vaccinations. While I understand his logic politically, my own hometown of Jacksonville, Florida has been featured on NBC Nightly News regarding the spike in COVID cases.
I feel it’s right to require proof of vaccination (or recovery from COVID) to board a cruise, but with all these “breakthrough” cases, is anyone safe?
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