Cruise Ship Loading
Photo By: Russell Otway

So far this year 23 cruise ships have received full marks in the United States Public Health inspections (U.S.P.H.)

We thought it would be nice to take a look and share to all of you that twenty-three cruise ships have already received a full score for CDC Sanitation inspections this year. The score of 100 means the vessel didn’t just pass the Public Health inspections by the CDC but passed with flying colors.

So you’re probably wondering why cruise ships need these inspections and why getting full marks are so good. Well, the inspections are run by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and they will inspect a cruise ship which enters a U.S. during an international itinerary. The inspections occur¬†unannounced twice a year or less when a ship is out of the United States for a long time so the crew will not¬†know when the CDC will turn up. Having said that, cruise lines can predict when inspections might be expected and can prepare by doing extra cleaning.

The ships so far to receive a full score of 100 are:

  • Grandeur of the Seas – Royal Caribbean International (7/3/2017)
  • Island Princess – Princess Cruises (5/13/2017)
  • Radiance of the Seas – Royal Caribbean International (5/5/2017)
  • Oceania Marina – Oceania Cruises (4/10/2017)
  • Norwegian Jewel – Norwegian Cruise Lines (3/26/2017)
  • Celebrity Reflection – Celebrity Cruises (3/25/2017)
  • Carnival Elation – Carnival Cruise Lines (3/18/2017)
  • Carnival Victory – Carnival Cruise Lines (3/17/2017)
  • Koningsdam – Holland America Line (3/12/2017)
  • Celebrity Silhouette – Celebrity Cruises (3/5/2017)
  • Disney Fantasy – Disney Cruise Lines (3/4/2017)
  • Norwegian Epic – Norwegian Cruise Lines (3/4/2017)
  • Disney Dream – Disney Cruise Lines (3/3/2017)
  • Oosterdam – Holland America Line (3/3/2017)
  • Coral Princess – Princess Cruises (2/26/2017)
  • Disney Magic – Disney Cruise Lines (2/17/2017)
  • Disney Wonder – Disney Cruise Lines (2/2/2017)
  • Celebrity Equinox – Celebrity Cruises (1/30/2017)
  • Freedom of the Seas – Royal Caribbean International (1/29/2017)
  • Caribbean Princess – Princess Cruises (1/28/2017)
  • Eurodam – Holland America Line (1/14/2017)
  • Carnival Fantasy – Carnival Cruise Lines (1/9/2017)
  • Liberty of the Seas – Royal Caribbean International (1/8/2017)

During inspections, all aspects of vessel sanitation are looked at which includes hygiene, cleanliness, food preparation, sanitation procedures, storage and a lot more. The ships mentioned above gained perfect scores and it means the staff and crew have gone above and beyond by making sure the ship is safe and ready for guests. If a ship failed U.S.P.H. inspections it would have to resolve the issue as soon as possible and inspectors would check again in a reasonable time period.

Well done to the hard-working crew who followed the correct procedures and kept their ships in perfect condition.