Eurodam’s unannounced USPH inspection was held on 3 December 2017 (Image: Holland America Line)
Holland America Line’s Eurodam has recently earned its 13th consecutive full score of 100 on a surprise routine United States Public Health (USPH) inspection conducted by the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
This is the third full score for Eurodam in 2017 and continues the six-year run of perfect scores.
Eurodam’s unannounced USPH inspection was held on 3 December 2017, during a turnaround at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This score of 100 follows sister ships Koningsdam and Oosterdam achieving scores of 100 in March 2017.
“With each new perfect score Eurodam’s entire team clearly demonstrates their pride and commitment to excellence and to continuing their amazing streak of perfect scores that raises the bar in the industry,” said Orlando Ashford, president of Holland America Line. “Receiving a perfect USPH score on an unannounced inspection is not easy, yet the team on Eurodam certainly makes it look that way year after year. We all know what a tremendous effort it takes to get that 100. Congratulations to everyone on Eurodam.”
CDC inspections are part of the Vessel Sanitation Program, which is required for all passenger ships that call at a US port. The inspections are carried out by officials from the USPH 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 many areas of assessment encompassing hygiene and sanitation of food, overall galley cleanliness, water, shipboard personnel and the ship as a whole.
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