The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention granted Disney Cruise Line a permit to take a simulated cruise departing from Port Canaveral on June 29.
U.S. officials approved a Disney test cruise departing from Florida on Tuesday, with Governor Ron de Santis demanding that the federal government allow the economic sector to reactivate "immediately."
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) authorized the Disney Cruise Line to take a Smiley cruise from Port Canaveral on June 29.
Disney Dream will travel for two nights to review the shipping company's health and safety procedures.
The ship will travel with volunteer passengers and test our newly developed health and safety protocol, which has been carefully adapted to today's public health environment.
The CDC has empowered shipping companies to present their plans, either for test cruises (without the need for vaccinations) or for the convenience of vaccinating crews and passengers.
As such, the federal agency has authorized Royal Caribbean volunteers to travel from Miami for June 20 with passengers, and this is also the first trip with passengers and crew to be vaccinated from Fort Lauderdale on June 26. had gone.
Meanwhile, it is also pushing for carnival test departures, initially at three ports in Texas and Florida.
Although the CDC expects the industry to recover in July, cruise companies are on their way to Florida ports because a new law signed by de Santas prohibits companies from requiring proof of vaccination.
Florida's new law will penalize companies, whether cruise ships, restaurants, or events, with $ 5,000 for asking consumers to provide proof of vaccination against Covid 19.
Parallel to that stumbling block, the Republican DeSantis sued the Joe Biden government and the CDC last April to demand the "immediate" reactivation of cruise ships, suspended since March 2020 in the country's ports due to covid-19.
However, on May 18, Judge Steven Meredith granted Tuesday until Tuesday to mediate the case.
With the arbitration, the judge refrained from rejecting the decision of the motion presented by the De Santis government, which called for an immediate stay of the CDC's navigation order while the trial continues.
According to the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), which represents 95% of companies with oceanic cruises, between March and September 2020, these companies had global losses of 77,000 million dollars, 23,000 million in salaries 518,000 jobs.