'We were very encouraged by our call today with CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky, [Migration and Quarantine] Division Director Dr. Martin Cetron and the CDC team to discuss the safe return of cruising in the US,' the mayor said.
'I was impressed by the director's knowledge of the industry and her empathy to the economic hardships that the loss of this business has caused.
New guidelines will take vaccine into account
'We are excited that the CDC will shortly be issuing new guidelines for a restart to cruising, taking into consideration the advancements made possible by the vaccine, and we are eager to work with the CDC and cruise industry as a positive partner and a resource,' Levine Cava continued.
'Some may want to sue, but we want to sail'
'Some may want to sue, but we want to sail, and we are ready to collaborate to make sure the Cruise Capital of the World can lead the way to rebuild this critical industry,' the mayor said.