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cruise-accident-lawyer-in-Miami-291x300The cruise industry has been one of the hardest hit by the seemingly never ending COVID pandemic, which has crippled the economies of almost every business except the pharmaceutical one. Despite vaccine passports and vaccination mandates by the Federal Government, concerns continue to escalate over the ability of cruise ship operators to deal with COVID outbreaks by passengers while onboard. However, and while it seems like we live in a world that revolves around the coronavirus, passengers still suffer other health related incidents which have nothing to do with COVID while on board a cruise ship.

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is battling one of Florida’s most important industries upon giving the green light to allow that would make it illegal for  business operators to ask their customers if they have received the coronavirus shot. This is a measure that has ruffled the feathers of one industry, the cruise ship industry, which accounts for a big chunk of the State’s revenue. The law, according to cruise ship operators sailing out of Florida ports, claim it only serves to further threaten the already fragile financial situation gripping cruise lines. Meanwhile, the CDC, has made evident their desire for cruise ships to get back at sea for the first time since the coronavirus breakout in March 2020.

Concerns over the spread of COVID aboard cruise ships stems mainly from the large number of people interacting with one another over extended periods of time within close quarters. Thus, the CDC is working along side cruise lines to make it mandatory for passengers, staff, and operators to have been fully vaccinated with one of the COVID vaccines.

However, Governor DeSantis is shooting to make obliging people to get vaccinated to travel aboard a cruise ship illegal, given that it justifies as a sort of discrimination. This is what Governor DeSantis had to say in a recent quote, “In Florida, your personal choice regarding vaccinations will be protected, and no business or government entity will be able to deny you services based on your decision.”

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The CDC (Center for Disease and Control) is working on guidelines and  requirements that Cruise Lines must follow and meet in order to set sail once again following a year of inactivity. The news comes as a sigh of relief for the ailing industry as it has been on standby after the COVID pandemic struck internationally to cripple cruise lines and the destinations that depend on the tourism cruise lines provide. Last Friday, the CDC made public a list of detailed requirements to deal with COVID by way of agreements between U.S. ports and cruise ship companies. The measures are a direct response to the outbreaks that occurred aboard cruise ships and situations that followed when the coronavirus reached the United States in March 2020. In a statement from the CDC, “Cruising safely and responsibly during a global pandemic is difficult. While cruising will always pose some risk of COVID-19 transmission, following the phases of the [conditional sail order] will ensure cruise ship passenger operations are conducted in a way that protects crew members, passengers, and port personnel, particularly with emerging COVID-19 variants of concern.”

When the agreements between cruise lines and the CDC are reached, cruise ship companies are obliged to run trial cruises with no passengers on board and only crew members. However, it take months before cruise lines will see passengers onboard reaching U.S. ports after international voyages at sea.


key-west-resort-1529488-1-225x300THE BAHAMAS: Fire swept through the Princess Cays Resort this past Monday night and struck panic among hotel staff and local residents. With an average of five Princess and Carnival cruise ships docking every week at the south port of Eleuthera Island in the Bahamas, yellow and red flames lit-up the night sky alongside beach chairs and umbrellas. Luckily, local firefighters and local staff were able to get the fire under control in just over an over. Princess Cruises reported no injuries and thanks to no passenger ships docking that day, there were no guests at the resort. Unfortunately, the flames were enough to damage several buildings across the 40 acres of land owned by the Princess Cruises Company, which last year renovated the Princess Cays Resort and added a marina.  The cruise ship Carnival Pride, along with its 2500+ passengers, was scheduled to arrive but had to set a new course for Half Moon Cay because of the damage the fire left behind at Princess Cays. It is still uncertain what led the blaze at the Bahamas resort.


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