Cruise NewsRoyal Caribbean Cruise Ship Receives Perfect 100 Health Score During Surprise Inspection

Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Receives Perfect 100 Health Score During Surprise Inspection

A Royal Caribbean cruise ship received a perfect 100 health score during an unannounced inspection that took place earlier this month by the Vessel Sanitation Program.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention just released that Grandeur of the Seas received a perfect 100 health score during a surprise inspection that took place on July 3, 2017.

This is the fourth Royal Caribbean cruise ship to receive a perfect score in 2017 joining Liberty of the Seas, Freedom of the Seas, and Radiance of the Seas.

Twice a year, each cruise ship that sails to or from a U.S. cruise port goes through an unannounced public health inspection. This inspection, which applies to all cruise lines, is done by the Vessel Sanitation Program (VSP) to determine how well the ships are operating and to the check the sanitation standards on board.

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.

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.

Grandeur of the Seas is currently sailing a variety of different cruises out of Baltimore, Maryland.  The 73,000 gross ton cruise ship went into service in 1996 and carries 2,446 passengers.

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