Holland America’s Newest Cruise Ship Gets Perfect Inspection Score

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The newest and most advanced cruise ship in the Holland America fleet has passed USPH (United States Public Health Inspection) inspections perfectly.

Holland America Line continues it’s amazing run of perfect 100 marks on USPH inspections. This is the second time ms Koningsdam has received a full score and let’s hope the trend continues throughout the fleet. In this case, the inspections which are done by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) took place on March 12, 2017, while the vessel was docked in Port Everglades, Florida. The ship was getting ready to depart for a 10-day Caribbean cruise but also had to deal with strict unannounced inspections.

Orlando Ashford, president of Holland America Line, said:

“Our streak of receiving perfect public health scores is the result of incredibly hard-working staff, dedication to operating at the highest standards and a commitment to providing the finest cruise vacations.”

“Turn-around days are challenging with disembarking guests and preparing the ship for new guests just a few hours later. So adding an unannounced public health inspection and then scoring 100 is something to be highly commended. Congratulations to everyone on Koningsdam for this outstanding achievement.”

Along with Oosterdam and Eurodam in 2017, six Holland America Line ships previously earned perfect scores in 2016, including Koningsdam, ms Maasdam, ms Veendam, ms Noordam and ms Westerdam. The year prior seven ships received 10 perfect scores: Eurodam, Noordam, Veendam, ms Zuiderdam, ms Nieuw Amsterdam, ms Ryndam and ms Statendam.

USPH inspections are an important part of hygiene, safety and more onboard ships which call to the United States. The crew can often predict when an inspection is coming and hard work will go into making sure the ship is in perfect conditions and that procedures are followed.

ms Koningsdam is the newest ship for the cruise line at 99,500 gross tons and carrying over 2,600 guests.

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