BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) — There were plenty of cheers are for cruise ships, which returned to Galveston, Texas Saturday.
The industry is now busy preparing for a possible mid-summer return.
It has been 14 months since passenger cruise ships have towered over Galveston's skyline.
The suspension of the cruise industry from Galveston led to a loss of 23,000 jobs and $1.6 billion in wages statewide.
The CDC has told cruise lines that if more than 95-percent of their passengers and crews are vaccinated, the big ships can sail again in July.