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First cruise ship leaves Port of Baltimore since Key Bridge collapse

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BALTIMORE -- For the first time since the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge, a cruise ship has left the Port of Baltimore.

Royal Carribean's Vision of the Seas left the port Saturday, embarking on a five-night voyage from Baltimore to Bermuda. 

"Cruising is back in Baltimore "Port Executive Director Jonathan Daniels said at a press conference Sunday.

The Port of Baltimore services many cruise ships including Royal Caribbean, Carnival, and Norwegian.

It's been about two months since a cargo ship, the Dali, struck the Key Bridge which collapsed into the Patapsco River.  The accident killed eight construction workers who were on the bridge at the time of the collapse. 

The update marks significant progress since the collapse, as crews have worked continuously to clear the wreckage site.  

A Carnival cruise ship was expected to return to Baltimore in April, but after the Key Bridge collapse, it ported in Norfolk, Virginia.

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