Ships add to company's record of 29 perfect scores over the past
Seattle, Wash., Sept. 12, 2018 —
Holland America Line's Amsterdam
and Noordam both
recently earned a perfect score of 100 on surprise routine United States Public
Health (USPH) inspections conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC). Amsterdam's
scores follows sister-ship Zuiderdam's
perfect 100 earlier this year and adds to Eurodam's
record-making six-year run of perfect scores.
unannounced USPH inspection was held Aug. 9, 2018, during a call at Sitka,
Alaska, in the middle of a seven-day Alaska cruise. Noordam's inspection was held Aug. 29 at
Juneau, Alaska, also in the middle of a seven-day cruise. Over the past five
years, several Holland America Line ships have achieved a perfect score of 100
nearly 30 times.
"There is nothing more important to us than the health and well-being of our
guests and crew, and the most recent series of 100's is an impressive
accomplishment that reflects this commitment," said Orlando Ashford, president
of Holland America Line. "Congratulations to the teams aboard Amsterdam and Noordam, as well as
everyone ashore who worked very hard to achieve these perfect scores."
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.
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:
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Holland 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,
Europe and the Panama Canal. The line welcomed Koningsdam in 2016 and has a second
Nieuw Statendam, to
be delivered in December 2018. A third Pinnacle-class ship will be delivered in
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.