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Cruise News Today — December 16, 2021 [VIDEO]

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Wonder of the Seas to Homeport in Port Canaveral in Late 2022

Starting in November, Royal Caribbean’s new ship Wonder of the Seas will homeport in Port Canaveral.

The Oasis-class vessel is the largest cruise ship in the world, and is set to debut in Fort Lauderdale in March. From there, she will spend the summer in the Mediterranean before heading to Port Canaveral to operate seven-night eastern and western Caribbean cruises.

Wonder of the Seas is currently in the final stages of construction in France.

STORY: Largest Cruise Ship in the World Will Sail From Port Canaveral in 2022

Carnival Reopens Camp Ocean

For the first time since the industry shutdown, Carnival Cruise Line has opened its kids’ club Camp Ocean. For now, the program is only available to kids ages 5 to 11 that are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Protocols that will be in place at Camp Ocean include a face mask requirement, limited capacity, and twice-daily deep cleaning of the spaces.

The tween and teen clubs continue to be open to vaccinated guests ages 12 to 17.

STORY: Carnival Reopens Camp Ocean to Fully-Vaccinated Kids Only

France Requires Booster Shots For Visitors 65 and Older

As part of France’s tightening vaccination policies, cruise passengers 65 and older must have the COVID booster shot to enter the country. This news is according to AIDA Cruises, which said that the requirement began on Wednesday, December 15. 

The booster is only required if the second shot was over seven months ago for a two course vaccination, or two months ago for the Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine. 

Those between 18 and 65 must receive their booster before January 15 to ensure their COVID certificate remains valid in France.

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