Vaccine Passports Required for FL Cruises

Hey gang,

I’m scheduled to set sale on December 27th, 21’ out of Miami on Norwegian. As of this moment, Norwegian’s guidelines state you must show proof of full Vaccination and test Negative prior to boarding.

it was my understanding that Governor Desantis signed an executive order saying the cruise lines could not lawfully mandate Vaccine Passports. Has anybody had to deal with this yet and can you tell me for certain if the VPs are required when he has outlawed them for the cruise lines in FL?



29 Answers

Dead on with the commentary. Like I said it remains to be seen and what occurs today may change in the short term thus we shall hunker down til something more concrete emerges.

Legal maneuvers aside, here's how I plan on approaching the subject. Assume you will need everything they're (NCL) is asking for on your sail date. If they're still required, you'll be prepared. If by then they're not, you'll be pleasantly surprised. IMHO is a just another hoop to jump through to get on the boat. You'll forget about all the aggravation by the time you're sipping your first drink by the ship's pool.

BTW: I plan on taking our original vaccination cards (keeping them with the passports) AND making a photocopy of the cards for our wallets AND taking a picture of them on my phone AND also on my wife's phone. You can call me anal if you wish, I really don't care.

As for those "super high level encrypted and forgery proof" Covid vaccine cards, here's what the US version looks like. "Rock Solid-Bullet Proof" documentation, wouldn't you say?

Covid Vaccine Card: What You Need to Know - The New York Times

You almost had me with your first paragraph...but..., it would have read better without the opening "legal maneuvers aside" mean theres something ELSE going on besides those politically driven "legal maneuvers"? I have a complaint...if you're going to start taking those la la pills,,,,please wait for me to catch up....

You may not know this, but your name is in a data bank for those who are vaccinated. Also, you can cruise without being vaccinated on some lines, but you have to show verification of a recent negative test and you will be very limited as to where you can go on the boat.

Tell us more about this "data bank"...where is it? who maintains it? A link to something would be very informative.

we have had, I don't know, a dozen threads + on this and related subjects, and probably hundreds of one has yet mentioned a "data bank" existing somewhere....indeed, it seems like the problem has been just the it begs the question (again, and endlessly) about the accuracy of the reported numbers nationwide. Different states report differently...and don't even think about the "real" numbers worldwide....there's no such thing...the inscrutable ones simply ignore reporting, and some third world countries probably can't count that high...

No, I just meant the politically motivated legal maneuvers. In hindsight, you're right, I should have clearly stated that. Sorry for the lack of clarity, but in my defense I thought you knew how my mind works by now.

i will have no problem with a vaccine passport, i just am not certain about trying to get a covid test two days before i sail (in november)...i always fly into port the day before...i guess i will be able to work it out

I already have it worked out for me and my family. I work in a nursing home and I'm able to get testing through there (BINEX or PCR, we do both). If for some reason I can't get testing through there, my mom also works in healthcare and was able to line up an appointment with the hospital she works with for my niece (she's coming with us). They just told us to bring her in when it gets closer to the sail date.

If push comes to shove. we'll stop at the pharmacy and get them done there.

Figuring out how your mind works makes my head hurt.....back to bazeboll.....THAT I can understand.....

Vaccination passport is a fabricated term. There are vaccination records, cards, apps, forms etc, issued by gov't health agencies, but they're not passports. It's a shot record. Vaccination records are not recognized by governments to validate identity and affirm a country of residence. (a whole bunch of international agreements and treaties would need modification to do so) So no such thing in the US. Even countries that roll out some electronic immunization record do not use those means as a replacement for their gov't issued identifications. Excuse the rant, but words matter.


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