Cruise line's extraordinary measures to set sail again

The MSC Grandiosa, one of the world's largest cruise ships, is back on the seas off the coast of Italy with strict new protocols including passenger and crew coronavirus testing.
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Back now with an ABC news exclusive for you and how one of the largest cruise ships is setting sail again during the coronavirus pandemic. Our Maggie Rulli got a first look at how they're taking extraordinary precautions to keep passengers safe. She joins us from Naples, Italy. Good morning, Maggie. Reporter: Hey, robin good morning. Welcome aboard. Look at this view. We woke up and people are relaxing pool side. They're in the jacuzzi. They're swimming. The buffet is still open. Things look quite different. Everyone is wearing masks. There's strict safety protocols in place. This ship is trying to be a test case on how if you follow safety measures people can cruise again. An exclusive look in what could be the future of cruising. Ships in the U.S. Wait for the no sail order to end, all eyes are on one of the largest cruise ships on the high seas off the coast of Italy with thousands of passengers on board and strict safety protocols in place. Some of my friends told me aren't you worried? You're wearing masks all the time. We love cruising. It's really good here. Reporter: The new rules start before you're even allowed to board. Everyone is tested. Myself included, at least once by the cruise line. The crew is tested at least three times before flying to the departure port, upon arrive and after a 14-day quarantine. The company had to buy new covid testing machines. They said they can test 300 people an hour. After an hour we get the all clear. We're on a sterile ship. Reporter: Face masks and social distancing is mandatory in all public areas. These bracelets are being used for contact tracing. Medical facilities have been upgraded with extra ventilators, doctors and isolation units. The cruise industry brought to a halt by coronavirus outbreaks on dozens of ships. On the diamond princess more than 700 people infected and thousands stranded on board for weeks. Guests seem to be embracing the new normal, getting served at the buffet, even leaving on covid secure shore excursions. We needed to keep our economy going. We need to keep normal life going. We need to do it safely. If the protocol works, it's a win/win for everybody. Reporter: Guys, I hate to break it to you. No one living in America is allowed on the ship and cruising is still blocked in the U.S. The industry is talking with the CDC and trying to prove to them if you implement safety protocols, people can cruise safely again. Robin? Maggie, so many people love cruising. Good to know they're taking these precautions. You get the best assignments. You're there in Italy. Last time you were in Croatia doing a great job. Reporter: Thanks, robin. I'll eat some Pata for you. Love that. Coming up, we have our exclusive look at how one

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