For Holland America’s Eurodam, 13 has proven to be a lucky number. The ship recently earned its 13th consecutive perfect health score on a surprise inspection. This is the third perfect score for the ship this year and its impressive six-year run of perfect scores of 100 continues. This is a record in company history and the cruise industry.
Eurodam‘s United States Public Health inspection was held on December 3 during a turnaround at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida at the beginning of a seven-day Caribbean cruise. In March, Sister ships Koningsdam and Oosterdam also achieved perfect scores this year.
Over the past four years, Holland America ships have achieved perfect scores 100 over 22 times. CDC inspections were introduced in the early 1970s and are required for all passenger ships that call in a US port. They are unannounced and are carried out twice a year. The score is on a scale from 0-100 and is assigned based on a checklist with dozens of assessment areas, including sanitation of food, galley cleanliness, water, shipboard personnel, and the vessel as a whole.