DeSantis Shows How To Increase Civil Liberties After Showdown With Cruise Company

Republicans please take note, this is how you use government to increase liberty, so often government is used to take freedoms away.

Thanks to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Royal Caribbean Cruise company has done an about face. Originally, they stated passengers would be required to prove vaccination before being allowed on board one of their cruise ships. However, after DeSantis signed a law that he’ll fine any company requesting a vaccine passport $5,000 a person the cruise company changed their tune.

From the Miami Herald:

In a press release Friday announcing cruises for sale on eight of its ships from U.S. ports this summer, starting with Freedom of the Seas from PortMiami on July 2, the company said it will recommend passengers get the COVID-19 vaccine, but not require it. The announcement is a reversal from previous statements and vaccine protocols the company submitted to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last month that said it would require all passengers at least 18 years old and older to be vaccinated.

Royal Caribbean is trying to save face in a statement CEO Michael Bayley thanked DeSantis and other elected officials for supporting their industry.

“As of today, 90% of all vacationers booking with Royal Caribbean are either vaccinated or planning to get vaccinated in time for their cruise,” Bayley said in a statement. The company said all crew members will be vaccinated.

Under the new law which takes effect on July 1, businesses can be fined up to $5,000 per violation should they request anyone show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination.
Royal Caribbean International said that they only required passengers to be vaccinated to comply with CDC guidelines regarding their test cruises which they were ordered to conduct first before getting back to business is usual.
Take note Republicans, this is how you use government to increase liberty.