Grand Princess cruise ship passengers headed home after completing quarantine at Travis Air Force Base

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Grand Princess passengers headed home after completing quarantine
The two weeks of quarantine are up for the Grand Princess cruise ship passengers. As excited as they are, some are feeling nervous about returning to the "real world" amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

SOLANO COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- The two weeks of quarantine are up for the Grand Princess cruise ship passengers. Monday and Tuesday many will leave the base to head home.

"We're packing all this stuff and just to be ready on time. I'm anxious to get out of here," San Jose resident, Laurie Miller said.

When asked what she's most excited for?

"Seeing our kids," she replied. "I know we won't be able to hug them but at least we'll be able to see them. Just looking forward to sleeping in my own bed. Not waking up at 7am,"

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John and Laurie Miller were worried about the cases on their ship, now they're getting out to the news of over 42,000 cases across the U.S.

"We feel safer here than I think we will feel when we are at home. Here we're in a bubble. Now, we get to go back into the dirty real world and we'll see what's going on out there," said John Miller.

Their new reality will include more isolation from home.

Getting a head start are Adelina and Henry Serata from San Francisco.

"We're home, finally home!" said Adelina Serata.

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The Serata's became an internet sensation and making the best out of their quarantine while showing the world a lighter side to an unexpected crisis.

"I got lots of washing and cooking to do and it'll be nice," said Serata.

Their granddaughter Michelle Heckert was their roommate and support aboard the ship throughout this journey.

Their bond growing stronger and just what they needed to face the upcoming weeks now in shelter in place.

"We're doing well. We all tested negative. So we're very happy and now we're going to sleep for a million days!" said Heckert.