Cruise Liner Earns Record-Low Inspection Rating
CDC Cites Ship for Variety of Cleaning Infractions
Carnival Cruise Line has taken immediate corrective action after one of its cruise liners achieved a historically low inspection rating from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
During a recent CDC inspection, the Carnival Fantasy received a score of 77 out of a possible 100, the lowest in the ship’s 29-year history. The CDC considers any score under 85 to be a failure. Inspectors found brown water in the ship’s medical showers and excessive floating debris and inadequate chlorine levels in the ship’s waterpark. In addition, the CDC reported soiled cutlery and excessive flies in the cruise liner’s foodservice operations. The ship also did not have an up-to-date plan for cleaning and disinfecting ship-board fecal and vomit accidents.
According to a representative from the cruise line, Carnival has taken immediate corrective action to rectify the violations, including hiring additional staff, Fox News reports. Cruise ships can be a hotbed for breeding norovirus outbreaks, find out more how best to prevent this gastrointestinal virus.