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Fla Governor Signs Transport bill which overturns Key West Ship Ban


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I'm sure Key West will fight this. They don't want the big ships churning up the bottom, and bringing in thousands into Key West at once! The way everything has been changing who knows what will happen!

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Wonder how long it would take cruise lines to consider returning. I bet many will be reluctant, simply to avoid bad headlines. Any bets on what Royal will do?

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11 hours ago, fla gang said:

I'm sure Key West will fight this. They don't want the big ships churning up the bottom, and bringing in thousands into Key West at once! The way everything has been changing who knows what will happen!

That's really funny considering their livelihoods are dependent on those very people.

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3 minutes ago, BecciBoo said:

That's really funny considering their livelihoods are dependent on those very people.

Not to be obtuse, but Key West does pretty well without the ships. Yes, they are a tourist town, but there are enough land-based tourists to keep them busy.

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6 minutes ago, BecciBoo said:

That's really funny considering their livelihoods are dependent on those very people.

They seem to be doing ok. There hasn't been a ship there in over a year. Hotels are booming if you can even get a reservation.

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21 minutes ago, BecciBoo said:

That's really funny considering their livelihoods are dependent on those very people.

How is it funny? They were the ones that chose to ban the ships. 

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2 hours ago, BecciBoo said:

That's really funny considering their livelihoods are dependent on those very people.

I don't think the "livelihood" of the Key West residents depend on cruise ships at all. The local residents and local small business owners don't want it. Even the local politicians (of BOTH parties) don't want it. 

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15 hours ago, link99 said:

Looks like for now all size and types of cruise ships will be allowed into Key West.

https://amp.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/florida-keys/article252479493.html

Nope.

 

Not all cruise ships can make it in through the channel because of their size.

 

Attempts to destroy the reef to widen the channel have been successfully stopped in the past.

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2 hours ago, NightOne said:

Screw Key West

 

Staying on the ship for any future Key West stops. They don't want my money then I'll just use it in the casino on the ship. 😉

Yeah, that will teach 'em.

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48 minutes ago, chengkp75 said:

Yeah, that will teach 'em.

 

I don't care if it teaches them or not. They aren't getting my money.

 

The stop mostly consists of a bunch of bars and shops on Duval Street down to a marker that claims to be the Southern most point in the U.S. (which it is actually not)

 

No loss for me

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Personally, given that many of the residents don’t want large ships there even, and the ecological damage, I’ll probably just avoid going on a cruise that stops there. It’s not very relaxing to go to a place you’re not welcome.

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On 6/30/2021 at 9:58 PM, Heymarco said:

Wonder how long it would take cruise lines to consider returning. I bet many will be reluctant, simply to avoid bad headlines. Any bets on what Royal will do?

 

This is the earliest I can find currently 5 Night Labadee Cruise Oct 24, 2021 . Now that the Local ordinance is preempted, I won't be a bit surprised if earlier trips get added. 

 

Earliest Carnival cruise I can find is Oct 11th

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