Cruise News22 Cruise Ships Earned Perfect 100 Health Scores So Far in 2017

22 Cruise Ships Earned Perfect 100 Health Scores So Far in 2017

Twice a year, each cruise ship that sails to or from a U.S. cruise port goes through a surprise public health inspection.  This inspection is done by the VSP (Vessel Sanitation Program at the Centers for Disease Control) to determine how well the ships are operating and to the check the sanitation standards on board.

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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.

So far in 2017, the following 22 cruise ships have received perfect 100 scores during their heath inspection. The ships are grouped together by cruise line, making it easy to see which ships from your favorite cruise lines have scored a perfect 100.

Royal Caribbean

  • Liberty of the Seas  (1/8/17)
  • Freedom of the Seas (1/29/17)
  • Radiance of the Seas (5/5/17)

Carnival Cruise Line

  • Carnival Fantasy (1/9/17)
  • Carnival Victory (3/17/17)
  • Carnival Elation (3/18/17)

Disney Cruise Line

  • Disney Wonder (2/2/17)
  • Disney Magic  (2/17/17)
  • Disney Dream (3/3/17)
  • Disney Fantasy (3/4/17)

Princess Cruises

  • Caribbean Princess (1/28/17)
  • Coral Princess (2/26/17)
  • Island Princess (5/13/17)

Holland America Line

  • ms Eurodam (1/14/17)
  • ms Oosterdam (3/3/17)
  • ms Koningsdam (3/12/17)

Celebrity Cruises

  • Celebrity Equinox (1/30/17)
  • Celebrity Silhouette (3/5/17)
  • Celebrity Reflection (3/25/17)

Norwegian Cruise Line

  • Norwegian Epic (3/4/17)
  • Norwegian Jewel (3/26/17)

Oceania Cruises

  • Oceania Marina (4/10/17)

To receive a perfect 100, the ship must receive perfect marks on all 44 items on the USPH’s Vessel Sanitation Program checklist. A score of 85 or below is considered a failing score.

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Cruise News22 Cruise Ships Earned Perfect 100 Health Scores So Far in 2017


  1. Well done cruise lines, If hotels were inspected to the same standards, there would be lot less Nora virus I’m sure. Many many kitchens, restaurant areas in hotels are in need of a lot of deep cleaning and maintained to current standards

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