Sen. Rick Scott, Sen. Marco Rubio Introduce CRUISE Act to Ignite Post-COVID Cruise Operations

By  //  April 13, 2021

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BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA (FOX BUSINESS) – Republican Sens. Rick Scott and Marco Rubio of Florida, as well as Dan Sullivan of Alaska, on Tuesday introduced legislation to jumpstart cruise operations as COVID-19 cases start to dwindle and travel resumes.

The Careful Resumption Under Improved Safety Enhancements (CRUISE) Act would revoke the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “No Sail Order,” signed in March, which prevents passengers from embarking on cruise ships in an effort to contain the virus.

“Florida is a tourism state with thousands of jobs relying on the success of our ports, cruise lines and maritime industries. While many sectors of the economy have been safely operating for months under CDC guidelines, Floridians, and those across the nation that rely on the cruise industry for work, continue to wait for updated guidance from the CDC,” Scott said in a statement.

He added that the “CDC’s refusal to properly address this shutdown is wrong and it’s time to get the cruise lines open safely.”

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