Twice a year, each cruise ship that sails to or from a U.S. cruise port goes through an unannounced public health inspection. A recent inspection on a Carnival Cruise Line cruise ship resulted in the ship receiving a perfect 100 score.
The unannounced inspection took place on Carnival Victory earlier this month by the United States Public Health and the ship scored a perfect 100. To receive a perfect 100, the ship must receive perfect marks on all 44 times on the USPH’s Vessel Sanitation Program checklist. A score of 85 or below is considered a failing score.
The major areas of the ship that are inspected include the following:
- Medical facilities
- Portable water systems
- Swimming pools and whirlpool spas
- Galleys and dining rooms
- Child activity centers
- Hotel accommodations
- Ventilation systems
- Common areas of the ship
Carnival Victory is the 2nd Carnival ship (Carnival Breeze was the first) to score a perfect 100 this year. Carnival Victory is a 2,758 passenger cruise ship that was launched on August 18, 2000. The ship currently sails out of Port Canaveral, Florida and sails three and four night cruises to the Bahamas.