Grand Princess COVID outbreak: Passengers reflect 1 year later

It's been one year since the Grand Princess Cruise ship coronavirus outbreak. Passengers, who were forced to quarantine on the ship, are telling their stories about what life has been like since.

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- Hi. Nice to meet you.

- It's so nice to see you in person.

- This has been a meeting a year in the making. Let's rewind to early 2020 when Bay Area residents Laurie and John Miller became our eyes and ears inside the Grand Princess cruise ship after 19 crew members and two passengers tested positive for a virus that we were just learning about, confining them to their rooms for weeks.

- How long did it take you to process what you had gone through?

JOHN MILLER: I think we're still processing. Yeah.

LAURIE MILLER: In some ways, yeah. But like I told you, the first couple of months that we were home, I in particular just felt like I was just-- I was depressed.

- What's keeping the Millers positive is their seven-month-old grandson, Theo.

JOHN MILLER: He's a major, major mental health tool.

LAURIE MILLER: I call him my Theo therapy.

- Through a Facebook group, the Grand Princess passengers have kept in touch and helped each other cope. It was a completely different world.

JOHN MILLER: Oh it's been, a completely different world.

LAURIE MILLER: And I think that was the biggest shock. When we were in quarantine at Travis, we'd watch the news and see everything that was going on. But it didn't hit me until we actually got home.

- Remember 87-year-old Adelina and Henry Sarada? We caught up with them too. Adelina was quick to let us know she's a year older and wiser now.

ADELINA SARADA: Yesterday was my 88th birthday.

- Happy birthday.

ADELINA SARADA: Thank you. I had a very lovely brunch.

- This Saradas said they've gotten closer as a family after this experience. And they're planning two trips on the Grand Princess this year. Hold on. So are you telling me you're going to take the same trip that had you under quarantine, but this year? A year later?

ADELINA SARADA: We've done that many times. But this time, we're going to take her mother and her father.