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The Grand Princess cruise ship has arrived in Honolulu

HONOLULU (KHON2) – The Grand Princess cruise ship docked in Honolulu on Sunday, January 9.

The ship started off in Los Angeles, Calif. On January 4.

It is the first cruise ship with passengers to get off the ship since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

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The Grand Princess is due to leave Honolulu at 11 p.m. on January 9.

After leaving Honolulu, he made his way to Kauai, Hilo, Maui and a five-day sail to Ensenada, which is on the Baja California peninsula in Mexico, then returned to LA on January 19.

The state recently entered into an agreement with Carnival and Norwegian Cruise Lines.

Hawaii State Department of Transportation (HDOT) public information officer Jai Cunningham said part of the deal between the cruise lines and the state requires that at least 99 % of passengers are vaccinated against COVGID – which is above the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention threshold of 95%.

Those who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 and admitted on board must test negative. Those on the cruise ship will also take the state’s Safe Travels program, as will passengers arriving by air.

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Cases of COVID on cruises will be reported to authorities in Hawaii, and cruise ships are equipped with isolation rooms and medical facilities to avoid taxing local health resources.