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Norwegian Cruise Line threatened to avoid all Florida stops after the state banned businesses from asking for proof of vaccination

Added 05-09-21 11:14:02am EST - “Norwegian Cruise Line announced last month that all passengers aboard any of its ships must be vaccinated against the coronavirus.” - Businessinsider.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Businessinsider.com: “Norwegian Cruise Line threatened to avoid all Florida stops after the state banned businesses from asking for proof of vaccination”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A popular cruise line is threatening to avoid stops in Florida in response to Gov. Ron DeSantis' ruling that businesses cannot mandate that customers be vaccinated against the coronavirus.

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings is among several cruise lines that have announced some form of a vaccine requirement. The company requires that all passengers aboard be vaccinated against the virus. 

The Associated Press reported that Norwegian Cruise Line CEO Frank Del Rio said on a quarterly earnings call last week that the state's policy could affect the cruise line's routes along the Caribbean islands.

"We certainly hope it doesn't come to that," Del Rio said, adding that the company is in conversation with DeSantis' office.

The governor banned vaccine passports in an executive order issued April 2. The order also prohibits local businesses from mandating that customers show proof of vaccination against the coronavirus.

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