DeSantis: Cruise Lines Cannot Require Vaccinations

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports:

Silversea Cruises became the second major cruise line to announce it will require COVID-19 vaccinations for all passengers when it resumes global itineraries on June 5. The decision could set up a confrontation with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis when the luxury cruise line is scheduled to sail from Port Everglades in December.

DeSantis’ press office on Monday asserted that his recent executive order barring businesses from requiring proof of vaccinated customers extends to cruise lines operating in Florida. Whether DeSantis actually has authority to bar cruise lines from requiring vaccinations could become the focus of a legal battle.

Read the full article. Last week Norwegian Cruise Lines also said that it will require passengers be fully vaccinated.