Florida’s Lawsuit Against CDC Presented to Judge
Florida’s lawsuit against the CDC over its Conditional Sailing Order was presented to a judge on Wednesday at a federal court in Tampa. The judge will now decide whether or not to issue an injunction that would lift CDC restrictions on cruise ships sailing from Florida.
Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody filed the lawsuit in early April, and the state filed for an immediate injunction a few weeks later.
MSC Virtuosa Arrives in Southampton
MSC Cruises’ flagship MSC Virtuosa arrived in Southampton this week, as the ship prepares to welcome guests on May 20.
Virtuosa will be the first vessel to resume cruises in the UK, offering three and four-night sailings. From June 5 onward, the ship will begin operating longer seven-night voyages.
MSC Virtuosa is the third MSC ship to resume cruises, as MSC Grandiosa and Seaside are already sailing in the Mediterranean.
Baltimore Cruise Terminal to Reopen Soon
The governor of Maryland has announced that the state will be reopening its cruise terminal in Baltimore in the near future.
Alongside that, the governor announced that the state will no longer have capacity limits for both indoor and outdoor venues.
Maryland’s mask mandate will be lifted as well, as soon as at least 70 percent of adults have received the COVID-19 vaccine.