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Florida lawmaker seeks to overturn cruise limits passed by Key West voters

A bill introduced this week in the Florida Legislature would overturn three laws recently passed by Key West voters to limit cruise tourism to the city. The so-called preemption bill filed by state Sen. Jim Boyd, R-Bradenton, would retroactively prohibit local governments from regulating seaport business, including restricting a vessel’s type or size. (bradenton.com)

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Key West voters face decisions on cruise ship tourism

Three charter amendments in the Nov. 3 ballot are allowing Key West voters to decide if they want to ban big cruise ships, be more selective on cruise lines, and limit the number of cruise passengers who will be allowed to disembark. (local10.com)

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Can’t Call At Cuba? Some Cruises Stopping At Key West Instead

Empress of the Seas calls on Key WestThe recent U.S. ban on cruise ships traveling to Cuba has had a ripple effect on South Florida’s cruise industry. Yet not all of it is bad news. In fact, it’s bringing more attention to the southernmost port of call for these big ships in the continental U.S. About 300 cruise ships a year stop in Key West. More than 860,000 people reached the island that way last year, spending 6 to 8 hours taking tours and shopping. (wlrn.org)

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Key West cruise-ship passenger count down from last year

Cruise ship passengers descending on the Port of Key West, which includes berths at the city-owned Mallory Square, U.S. Navy-owned Outer Mole Pier and privately owned Pier B, are down almost 7 percent in the last fiscal year. (keysnet.com)

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