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Cruise Radio News Briefs — April 9, 2021 [VIDEO]

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Florida Sues The CDC

With the support of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, Attorney General Ashley Moody announced Thursday morning that she had filed a lawsuit demanding that the Centers for Disease Control lift the Conditional Sailing Order.

DeSantis compared the cruise situation to that faced by one of Florida’s other big businesses, theme parks. In both cases, he said they have every right to make sure guests have a safe and enjoyable trip. 

For now, if U.S. residents want to take a cruise vacation this summer, they can fly to Nassau, Bermuda, St. Maarten, or Cyprus.

STORY: Florida Sues CDC, Demanding Cruise Ships Be Allowed To Sail

Disney Wish Reaches Construction Milestone

Disney Cruise Line’s newest vessel Disney Wish reached a very special construction milestone today at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany.

The keel of Disney Wish has now been laid, and it was marked by a traditional keel laying and coin ceremony. In addition, the line has announced that Captain Minnie Mouse will be featured in artwork on the bow of the ship.

Disney Wish is the first of a planned three-ship fleet expansion, expected to debut June 2022. 

STORY: Disney Wish Reaches Next Construction Milestone

Celebrity and Royal Caribbean Cancel More Cruises

Sister lines Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises have both announced that they have now canceled voyages through June 30, 2021 — with some exceptions. Previously, both lines had suspended cruises through May 31.

Impacted guests have the option to move their sailing to another date, get a future cruise credit, or opt for a refund. 

Royal Caribbean will kick off the Caribbean season this summer in Nassau, Bahamas with seven night cruises on Adventure of the Seas. 

STORY: Royal Caribbean & Celebrity Cancel Most Cruises Through June 2021

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