• Tom Drake

Florida's Governor Says Let The Ships Sail!

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis thinks it is time the Feds let the people decide if they want to cruise.

In talking to reporters following his State of the State speech, the Governor made his thoughts on resuming cruising in Florida very clear. “My view would be we have all these different tools now, vaccines, testing, antibody treatments. Let people make decisions for themselves about what they want to do,” DeSantis said. “If you want to go on a cruise, do it. If you don’t, that’s fine. No one’s saying you have to do it. But to just not let these folks work for all these months. We need to get them back to work.”

“Our tourism is still handicapped,” DeSantis told reporters. “They’re not letting the cruise ships sail. We don’t have the flights from Brazil and Europe like we normally would. So there’s a whole host of things that can happen very quickly, that will help the state do even better.”

The Governor told reporters that he had been working with the Trump administration to get cruise ships sailing again, however, he was unable to alter federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for cruise operations.

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