Major Cruise Line May Leave FL Over DeSantis Order

The Points Guy reports:

The world’s third largest cruise company is prepared to pull its ships from Florida in the coming months if it has to comply with the state’s new law against vaccine mandates.

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings president and CEO Frank Del Rio on Thursday suggested the company’s three brands — Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises — would move their Florida-based vessels to home ports in other states or even to non-U.S. ports in the Caribbean if they were forced to comply with the new rule.

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has announced all its ships would resume operations this year with a requirement that all passengers and crew be vaccinated for COVID-19 — a mandate that is not allowed under the Florida law.

Read the full article. The piece notes that DeSantis may have no legal jurisdiction over ships that depart for international waters.