Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says his state is suing the CDC to bring back cruises

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says the state will sue the CDC to bring back cruise ships "immediately."

The CDC has put a hold on the cruise industry since the COVID-19 pandemic first began.

The cruise industry has fought back, instead arguing for a cruising return from US ports by July.

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Thursday that the state will be suing the federal government and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to bring back the cruise industry "immediately." "On behalf of the tens of thousands of Floridians whose livelihood depends on the viability of an open cruise industry, today Florida is fighting back," DeSantis said in a news conference in Miami. The CDC has maintained its halt on cruising since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic when cruise ships around the world initially became superspreaders. However, several major cruise lines like Royal Caribbean have since found workarounds to this by offering "fully vaccinated" sailings from ports outside of the US, including Bermuda and the Caribbeans, a move DeSantis says takes business away from Florida."We don't believe the federal government has the right to mothball a major industry for over a year," DeSantis continued. "I thin... (Read more)