Norwegian Cruise Line has persuaded a federal judge to dismiss Florida’s ban on Covid-19 vaccination passports for its passengers and crew. Norwegian will require full vaccination for all of its crew and passengers, including children, for initial sailings through October 31.

In its lawsuit, Norwegian asked the district court to block and declare unlawful the enforcement of the ban on requiring proof of vaccination. Norwegian said the spread of the delta variant is one reason for its vaccination decision.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill into law on May 3 that barred businesses, schools, and government entities across Florida from asking anyone to provide proof of a COVID-19 vaccination. If that policy is maintained in Florida, the company could be fined as much as $5,000 for each passenger. A spokeswoman for Florida state government said the cruise line company’s position discriminated against children and others who can’t be vaccinated. The cruise line won in federal court but faces an appeal.


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.

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 1-866-597-4529, 305-441-0440, or by email. We are ready to help.