On July 6, 2021 the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) filed an appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit’s ruling in favor of Florida on June 18, 2021.
In conjunction with the appeal, the CDC filed a motion to stay, pending appeal, of the Court’s order from June 18, 2021, which preliminarily enjoined enforcement of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (“CDC”) Conditional Sailing Order and related guidance with respect to cruise ships arriving in, within, or departing from Florida ports.
The motion was noted as time-sensitive to give the Court an opportunity to rule before the preliminary injunction takes effect on July 18, 2021.
Disney Cruise Line’s Approved Simulated Voyages (Test Cruises)
One more thing, as of July 5, 2021, Disney Cruise Line has requested and been approved for two simulated voyages, the previously announced and postponed sailing on the Disney Dream, and June 28-30, 2021 sailings on the Disney Fantasy.
The test cruise information was provided in a declaration document from Captain Aimee Trefiletti, the Program Chief of the CDC’s Vessel Sanitation Program (VSP) that was filed to the court on July 6th. At the end of this document was a letter from CLIA to the CDC dated May 11, 2021 with a look at the CLIA member cruise lines’ proposal for commitments for US restart protocols.