Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas, currently the 2nd largest cruise ship in the world, received a perfect 100 health score during an unannounced inspection last month.
The unannounced inspections occur twice a year for every cruise ship that sails to or from a U.S. cruise port. The inspection is done by the VSP (Vessel Sanitation Program) to check on the sanitation standards on board and to determine how well the ships are operating.
During the inspections, all major areas of the ship are inspected including medical facilities, portable water systems, swimming pools and hot tubs, galleys and dining rooms, child activity centers, hotel accommodations, ventilation systems, and common areas of the ship.
In order for a cruise ship to receive a perfect 100 health score, the vessel must receive perfect marks on all 44 items on the USPH’s Vessel Sanitation Program checklist. Allure of the Seas is the 21 cruise ship to receive a perfect 100 health score in 2016. This also marks the 3rd time that Allure of the Seas has received a perfect score (July 2011, November 2014). The ship has not only never failed (score of 85 or below), but has never scored lower than 92 on an inspection.
Take a video tour of Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas: