DeSantis: We’ll Replace Any Cruise Lines That Leave

Miami’s ABC News affiliate reports:

Calling Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings “not one of the bigger ones,” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Thursday that if smaller cruise lines want to leave the state because of bans on vaccine requirements, their void will be filled. Miami-based Norwegian is the third-largest cruise line in the world and has three ports of departure in Florida — Miami, Port Canaveral and Tampa. It also makes stops in Key West.

Florida Politics reports:

“The problem is the CDC,” DeSantis said. “The problem is not Florida.” Speaking to reporters Thursday at a news conference in Ormond Beach, DeSantis described his view of the CDC’s latest directive for the cruise industry. “’Oh, by the way, if you’re sunbathing you have to make sure they’re wearing a mask while they’re sunbathing,’ DeSantis said speaking as if he were the CDC. “Are you kidding me?” DeSantis quipped. “That is an absolute farce.”