Wash., March 22, 2016
— Holland America Line’s ms Eurodam earned its 10th consecutive perfect
score of 100 on a recent routine United States Public Health inspection
conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Eurodam’s unannounced U.S.P.H. inspection was
held March 20 during a turnaround call at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale,
Florida, at the start of a seven-day Caribbean cruise. Prior to that inspection, Eurodam
had received its ninth perfect score in a row in October 2015 during a call at
Fort Lauderdale, making it the first ship in company history to receive as many
consecutive perfect scores of 100.
Eurodam achieved its ninth consecutive perfect U.S.P.H. score it was a
first for our company,” said Orlando Ashford, president of Holland America
Line. “Now, the ship’s hardworking officers and crew have set the bar for
success even higher. We are proud of their dedication to strive for perfection
inspections are part of the Vessel Sanitation Program, which was introduced in
the early 1970s and is required for all passenger ships that call at a U.S.
port. The inspections are unannounced and are carried out by officials from the
United States Public Health Service twice a year for every cruise ship. Health
Canada's Cruise Ship Inspection Program harmonizes with the United States’ CDC
Vessel Sanitation Program, and inspections are conducted once a year when
cruise ships visit Canadian ports.
score, on a scale from one to 100, is assigned on the basis of a checklist
involving dozens of areas of assessment, encompassing hygiene and sanitation of
food (from storage to preparation), overall galley cleanliness, water,
shipboard personnel and the ship as a whole.
more information about Holland America Line, contact a
travel professional, call 1-877-SAIL-HAL (1-877-724-5425) or visit hollandamerica.com.
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About Holland America Line [a division of
Carnival Corporation and plc (NYSE: CCL
Holland America Line’s fleet of 13 ships offers more than 500
cruises to more than 400 ports in 98 countries, territories or dependencies
around the world. From shorter getaways to 115-day itineraries, the company’s
cruises visit all seven continents with highlights including Antarctica
explorations, South America circumnavigations, exotic Australia/New Zealand and
Asia voyages; four annual Grand Voyages; and popular sailings to the Caribbean,
Alaska, Mexico, Canada/New England, Bermuda, Europe and the Panama Canal. The
line currently has a new 2,650-guest ship, ms Koningsdam, on order for
delivery in April 2016, as well as a second Pinnacle Class ship due for delivery
in November 2018.
The company recently announced $300 million in brand enhancements
to secure its position as the leader in premium cruising. Fleetwide, the ships
feature innovative initiatives and a diverse range of enriching experiences
focused on destination immersion and personalized travel. Guests can expand
their knowledge on board at the Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food &
Wine magazine; Explorations Café, powered by The New York Times; and Digital
Workshops, powered by Windows. Outstanding entertainment fills each evening at
venues including Lincoln Center Stage, Billboard Onboard and B.B. King’s Blues
Clubs. The dining experience can be savored at a variety of restaurants with
menus that feature selections from Holland America Line's esteemed Culinary
Council that comprises world-famous chefs who design dishes exclusively for our