Best Cruise Ship Inspections Scores in 2012

When planning a cruise vacation, you may not  think about checking with the CDC, but hopefully your travel agent does.  Cruise ships are a safe and clean vacation choice, but with any large number of people in a confined space, cleanliness is too important to take for granted.

Star Princess

With the Noro virus being second only to the common cold in prevalence, Cruise Ship cleanliness is important.  The CDC (Center for Disease Control) created a Vessel Sanitation Program to help the cruise ship industry prevent and control the introduction, transmission, and spread of gastrointestinal  illnesses on cruise ships.

Vessel Sanitation Report Cards for 2012- year to date.

The Center For Disease Control (CDC) performs unannounced inspections, which are conducted twice a year and required for any cruise ship with an international itinerary calling at a U.S. port. Vessels are evaluated proper food handling, preparation and storage procedures, and overall galley cleanliness. Ships’ potable water supplies used in spas and pools are evaluated, as well.

Ships scoring a Perfect 100 so far  this year:

Disney Magic

Disney Cruise Line

  • Disney Dream
  • Disney Fantasy

Carnival Cruise Line

  • Carnival Liberty
  • Carnival Dream
  • Carnival Freedom
  • Carnival Sensation
  • Carnival Pride

Royal Caribbean

  • Jewel of the Seas
  • Serenade of the Seas
  • Oasis of the Seas
  • Mariner of the Seas

Princess Cruises

Caribbean Princess

  • Diamond Princess
  • Star Princess
  • Caribbean Princess

Holland America Line

  • Volendam
  •  Niew Amesterdam
  • Eurodam
  • Statendam

Norwegian Caribbean 

  •  Norwegian Sun

Crystal Cruises

  • Crystal Symphony

Oceania Cruise Line

  • Marina

Not Good Enough

The following 2 ships are on my watch list right now as they received the lowest scores of 2012(<85 considered NOT satisfactory by CDC).

  1. Carnival Ecstasy (Feb) 89
  2. Holland America Rotterdam (Apr) 86

For help planning your next cruise vacation contact:

Kathleen Peters, KMP Travel – Cruise Planners



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