This week, Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy announced that the state would be joining Florida's lawsuit against the CDC in an effort to resume cruising operations in the United States: https://cruiseline.com/advice/what-s-hot/news/alaska-joins-floridas-suit-against-cdc-to-restart-cruising-in-the-u-s
Alaska joins Florida's lawsuit against the CDC to restart cruising
Would like to see the lines sue for recovery of lost revenue. Airlines received bailout funds, the US based lines that were directed to shutdown by gov't decree are just as worthy. Even more so since sailing has been allowed in other parts of the world, but the USG continues to keep the US activity on hold.
Good for them!
I never understood why they won't open up the cruise lines, when the airlines never really shut down and have less opportunities for Social Distancing.
Other countries are opening up cruising and seem to be fairly safe, why not us?
Thanks for sharing! I hope something positive comes out of all of this!
Thank you for this information, interesting read.
"Alaska joins Florida's lawsuit against the CDC to restart cruising"
Wow, this topic heading just had me burst out laughing!!
I live in a state (Flurdah) that is run by selfish people.
What exactly is suing the CDC going to accomplish?
The CDC issues guidance and best practices to protect us from viral outbreaks.
They are not the enemy.
Those other countries handled the COVID-19 crisis better than the U.S. did.
The U.S. government and it's former Administration grossly mishandled COVID-19, making the U.S. the biggest failure in COVID-19 response. It makes no sense for the U.S. to be allowed to start cruising again when we have/had the largest case and death toll.
Sounds to me that both Ron DeSantis and Mike Dunleavy are both out of touch with reality. Neither seem to listen to what hard core cruising guests want.
Florida blames the CDC for no cruise business, but passes a policy that enterprises can't do business in their State if they require vaccinations for customers------ while at the same time De Santis's buddy, FDR, says Norwegian, Regent and Oceania require all to be vaccinated and the same goes for their crew at least two weeks before crew members board the vessels. Talk about painting yourself into a corner.
FDR points out-----
"What we're hearing from our cruisers is that a wide majority — 86% — will cruise if vaccine requirements are in place," editor-in-chief of Cruise Critic, Colleen McDaniel, told Travel + Leisure, calling the decision by major lines to mandate the jab "pretty significant." "And of our readers who have already been vaccinated, most say that their vaccine makes them even more likely to take a cruise — and they're ready to travel in the very near future," she added."
While up in Alaska, our Governor seems to ignore the fact that no cruise ships of any significance are going to sail north until the Canadians allow cruise ships into their ports.
I'd like to see some development on this topic. I am interested in this.