If it has been a rough year for theme parks, it has potentially been an even more challenging one for cruise lines!
The cruise industry has been suspended for more than a year now, with many companies delaying departures and cancelling trips since March of 2020. Recently, many lawmakers and politicians have been trying to get the industry up and running again, and today there’s a new bill from Florida senators that hopes to override the CDC.
Just last week, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis filed a lawsuit against the CDC, asking that the cruise industry be allowed to resume sailings immediately. Now, Florida senators Rick Scott and Marco Rubio have announced the Careful Resumption Under Improved Safety Enhancements or CRUISE Act, according to the Miami Herald.
This new act would require the CDC to revoke their current framework by July 4th, instead establishing an inter-agency “working group” with secretaries of Transportation, Homeland Security and Commerce along with industry representatives. This new group would be responsible for developing a new set of CDC cruise ship recommendations.
If it passes, this bill would replace the CDC’s current guidelines that require cruise companies to make agreements with ports and local health authorities in the cities they plan to visit, then perform test sailings before allowing guests on board.
We’ll make sure to let you know if we get any more information on this bill, so stay tuned to AllEars. We’ve got all the latest travel news you need to know, especially when it comes to Disney vacations!
Have you had a cruise cancelled in the last year? Tell us in the comments!