Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has promised to fight to overturn a recent court ruling that supports the CDC’s conditional sailing order when it comes to cruise ships. If necessary, taking the case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.   

The long-running battle between Florida and the CDC is over the Governor’s law banning so-called, ‘COVID-19 vaccine passports.’ This legislation has left cruise lines in a predicament, as they are unable to verify the vaccination status of passengers sailing from Florida.

This comes as Florida and the rest of the country face the spread of the Delta variant and a growing Covid-19 vaccine divide.

It makes it impossible for cruise lines to follow CDC guidance. The agency says that cruise lines offering sailings on ships with paying passengers need to make sure 95% of passengers are fully vaccinated before setting sail.

The CDC order led to the state filing a lawsuit in April in an attempt to take away authority of the federal health agency on the state’s cruise industry and lift the restrictions.

Last week, Norwegian Cruise Line, filed a lawsuit against Florida, claiming that said the state’s ban hurts its ability to prevent the spread of the virus onboard ships. The cruise line had announced in April that it would require all passengers and crew on its ships to be “100% vaccinated” two weeks before boarding. The company described the lawsuit as a “last resort,” saying the Florida law has put it in an “impossible dilemma.”


If you have been injured on your cruise, on a wet and slippery deck, down a poorly lit staircase or steep gangway, in port on an excursion, or on a tender boat- it is important that you speak as soon as possible with a lawyer who specializes in personal injury claims against cruise lines. Most cruise lines, require that claims against them be pursued in a very specific place under very strict deadlines. Failure to comply with each individual cruise lines deadlines can result in a complete loss of any and all legal rights.

Aronfeld Trial Lawyers is a personal injury firm located in Miami, Florida since 1991.  We have fought hard to hold cruise lines accountable when they put their profits ahead of passenger safety.  We are available 24/7 and encourage you to contact us even if you are still on your cruise. The sooner we can begin our investigation and preservation of key evidence, such as the CCTV footage of your trip and fall, slip and fall, assault, or other type of injury the more likely we will be able to understand and prove how the incident occurred. Remember, the cruise lines have the most aggressive and well-funded defense lawyers in the world- protecting their profits.  You need an experienced legal advocate in your corner who will fight to obtain the compensation you deserve for lost wages, medical expenses, transportation reimbursement and pain and suffering.  Call us today and speak with a cruise ship claims lawyer about your potential claim- toll free 1-866-597-4529305-441-0440, or by email. We are ready to help.

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