Holland America’s ms Koningsdam earned its second perfect score of 100 on a routine health inspection conduced by the CDC – making it two out of two perfect score for the cruise ship.
The unannounced inspection was held on March 12 during a turnaround in Fort Lauderdale, Florida at the beginning of a 10-day Caribbean cruise. The ship launched in April 2016 and also earned a perfect 100 on its first USPH inspection in December.
Sister ships Oosterdam and Eurodam also received perfect scores this year, and six Holland America ships also received 100s in 2016 – Koningsdam, Maasdam, Veendam, Noordam, and Westerdam. The year prior, seven ships received 10 perfect scores.
About Health Inspections
CDC inspections are part of the Vessel Sanitation Program and are required for all passenger ships that call at a US port. They are unannounced and are carried out by officials from the US Public Health Service twice a year for each cruise ship.
The score is on a scale from 0 to 100, and is assigned on the basis of a checklist involving dozens of areas of assessment, including hygiene and sanitation of food, galley cleanliness, water, onboard crew members, and the ship as a whole.