‘Cruising’ back to normal

ABC’s Gio Benitez explores how the cruise industry is planning to implement safety precautions as the first North American cruise ship to set sail in more than a year prepares to get underway.
2:03 | 06/06/21

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Moving to the cruise industry and its efforts to get back on course. The first North American cruise setting sail with vaccine cards as essential as the tickets. Gio Benitez is getting a firsthand look at the safety precautions aboard the celebrity millennium. The biggest fully vaccinated cruise in the world right now. Reporter: Guys, welcome aboard the first North American cruise since the pandemic shut this industry down. Take a look. All crew members and adult passengers are fully vaccinated. Doesn't look too full because celebrity is keeping capacity at 50% to start. Remember, this is the first one. Let's show you what it looks like to get on board. We boarded in St. Martin. The first document you have to show is the vaccination card. They want the physical card. Not a photo. They want to see a negative pcr test taken within the past 72 if you don't have that when you board, they'll take your test right here. Because of the vaccines, the cruise line says passengers do not need to wear masks while the big question here is will vaccinations be required when cruise lines restart operations from the U.S.? Celebrity is up first from they say vaccines will be required. A week later royal caribbean has its own cruise. They're saying guests are strongly recommended to set sail fully vaccinated, if eligible. Those unvaccinated or unable to verify vaccination will be required to undergo testing and follow other protocols. Different cruise lines may have different rules. They all say they're still working with the CDC and different state officials to try to work that all out. No matter what, we're going to be covering it all for you live on "Gma" tomorrow morning as this ship approaches Barbados. Guys, back to you. That's a tough gig, gio. Thank you for your reporting. Coming up, a high school

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