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Cruise News Today — July 29, 2021 [VIDEO]

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Allure of the Seas Completes Test Cruise

Allure of the Seas departed Port Canaveral for her test cruise on Tuesday, and is expected to return later this morning. The two-night voyage marks Royal Caribbean’s first Oasis class ship to resume operations. 

On Wednesday, the ship docked at Perfect Day at CocoCay with volunteer passengers.

Even though CDC test cruises from Florida are no longer required, Royal Caribbean plans to continue to follow the agency’s recommendations. If the test cruise is successful, Allure of the Seas is scheduled to begin regular cruises on August 8. 

Carnival Fascination Finds New Life With Century Cruises

The former Carnival Fascination has found a new life with a Chinese river cruise company. Now known as Century Harmony, the 70,637 gross ton vessel will be Century Cruises’ first ocean ship.

Carnival sold four of its Fantasy class ships during the pandemic, and Fascination is the only one that escaped a fate at the scrapyard. 

Alongside Century Harmony, Century Cruises operates nine river ships.

STORY: Former Carnival Cruise Ship Now Sails With Chinese Line

England Reopens to International Cruises

The government in England has officially given the green light for international travel to resume again.

Vaccinated travelers from the U.S. and European countries on the amber list can now visit England without having to quarantine. Testing will still be required.

The country has also announced that international cruises, not just those visiting the UK with UK residents, are allowed to resume. 

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Sarah has been writing about the cruise industry since 2015. She’s been on eight cruises so far, and her favorite onboard activities include trying out the water slides, spending time in the spa’s thermal suite, eating lots of food, and attending the love & marriage show. You can keep up with her over on her Instagram at @IAmSarahJaneB.

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