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All Aboard! 1st post-pandemic cruise ship readies to sail

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Posted at 8:46 AM, Jun 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-26 13:15:08-04

The first cruise ship is preparing to leave a U.S. port since the coronavirus pandemic brought the industry to a 15-month standstill.

Celebrity Edge will depart Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Saturday evening with the number of passengers limited to 40 percent capacity, and with virtually all passengers vaccinated against COVID-19.

Celebrity Cruises says they meet health requirements from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that require at least 95% of the travelers to be fully vaccinated.

Officials are hoping it all goes smooth to turn a new chapter after deadly outbreaks on ships.