Sea Princess scored a perfect 100 on August 19, 2018 during an inspection that took place while the ship made a day visit to PortMiami. The cruise ship is currently sailing a 106 day world cruise that starts and ends in Auckland, New Zealand.
This is the first time that Sea Princess has earned a perfect health score during a surprise inspection. Six years ago, the ship scored a 99, the previous highest score for the ship.
Twice a year, each cruise ship that sails to or from a U.S. cruise port goes through an unannounced public health inspection. This surprise inspection is done by the CDC’s VSP (Vessel Sanitation Program) to determine how well the ships are operating and to the check the sanitation standards on board each ship.
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.
To receive a perfect 100, the ship must receive perfect marks on all 44 items on the USPH’s Vessel Sanitation Program checklist.
Congratulations to the crew on Sea Princess for earning the ship’s first perfect health score.