cruise ship on unprecedented streak of perfect scores
Seattle, Wash., Dec 12, 2017 —
For Holland America Line's ms
Eurodam, 13 proved to be a lucky number with the ship recently
earning its 13th consecutive perfect score of 100 on a surprise routine United
States Public Health (USPH) inspection conducted by the U.S. Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This is the third perfect score for Eurodam in 2017 and
continues the six-year run of perfect scores that is still setting records in
both company history and the cruise industry.
unannounced USPH inspection was held Dec. 3, 2017, during a turnaround at Port
Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at the start of a seven-day Caribbean
cruise. This score of 100 follows sister ships Koningsdam and Oosterdam achieving perfect scores in
"With each new perfect score Eurodam's
entire team clearly demonstrates their pride and commitment to excellence and
to continuing their amazing streak of perfect scores that raises the bar in the
industry," said Orlando Ashford, president of Holland America Line. "Receiving
a perfect USPH score on an unannounced inspection is not easy, yet the team on Eurodam certainly
makes it look that way year after year. We all know what a tremendous effort it
takes to get that 100. Congratulations to everyone on Eurodam."
Over the past four years, Holland America Line ships have achieved a perfect
score of 100 more than 22 times. In addition to Eurodam, ms Koningsdam
and ms Oosterdam
received perfect scores in March of this year.
CDC 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.
The 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.
For more information about Holland America Line, consult a travel professional,
call 1-877-SAIL-HAL (1-877-724-5425) or visit hollandamerica.com.
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Holland America Line [a division of Carnival Corporation and plc (NYSE:
CCL and CUK)]
America Line's fleet of 14 ships offers more than 500 cruises to more than 400
ports in 98 countries, territories or dependencies around the world. From
shorter getaways to 113-day itineraries, the company's cruises visit all seven
continents, with highlights including Antarctica explorations, South America
circumnavigations, Cuba cruises and exotic Australia/New Zealand and Asia
voyages; four annual Grand Voyages; and popular sailings to the Caribbean,
Alaska, Mexico, Canada and New England, Bermuda, Europe and the Panama Canal.
The line welcomed ms
Koningsdam in 2016 and has a second Pinnacle-class ship, ms Nieuw Statendam, to
be delivered in December 2018. A third Pinnacle-class ship, due for delivery in
2021, recently was announced.
The company is undergoing $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
through an exclusive partnership with O, The Oprah Magazine; during an
America's Test Kitchen show; at Explorations Café presented by The New York
Times; and by taking a Digital Workshop powered by Windows. Outstanding
entertainment fills each evening at venues including Lincoln Center Stage,
Billboard Onboard and B.B. King's Blues Club. The dining experience can be
savored at a variety of restaurants with menus that feature selections from
Holland America Line's esteemed Culinary Council, comprising world-famous chefs
who design dishes exclusively for our guests.