Holland America Line’ s ms Oosterdam joins sister-ship ms Eurodam this year by gaining a perfect score of 100 on the routine United States Public Health (USPH) inspection conducted by the U. Ersus. Centers for Disease Control plus Prevention (CDC).
Oosterdam’ s unannounced USPH inspection occured March 3, 2017, during a transformation at Tampa, Florida, at the start of the seven-day Caribbean cruise. The perfect rating follows on the heels of cousin ship ms Eurodam achieving the 11th perfect score in The month of january, making cruise industry history most abundant in consecutive 100s.
“ As a company we strive for the best standards in all areas of operation throughout the fleet, and our recent open public health inspections are a testament to how much difficulty everyone is working to achieve these ideal scores, ” said Orlando Ashford, president of Holland America Collection. “ Congratulations to everyone on-ship Oosterdam and all of our employees who have worked endlessly to make it happen once more. ”
Along with Eurodam in 2017, six Holland The united states Line ships previously earned ideal scores in 2016, including Koningsdam, ms Maasdam, ms Veendam, microsoft Noordam and ms Westerdam. The entire year prior seven ships received ten perfect scores: Eurodam, Noordam, Veendam, ms Zuiderdam, ms Nieuw Amsterdam, ms Ryndam and ms Statendam.
CDC inspections are usually part of the Vessel Sanitation Program, that was introduced in the early 1970s and it is required for all passenger ships that will call at a U. S. interface. The inspections are unannounced and are also carried out by officials from the Usa Public Health Service twice per year for every cruise ship. Health Canada’ ersus Cruise Ship Inspection Program harmonizes with all the United States’ CDC Vessel Sterilization Program, and inspections are carried out once a year when cruise ships visit Canadian ports.
The rating, on a scale from one to hundred, is assigned on the basis of a directory involving dozens of areas of assessment covering hygiene and sanitation of foods (from storage to preparation), general galley cleanliness, water, shipboard employees and the ship as a whole.