Ships Ace CDC's Sanitation Inspection
December 10, 2005
Included on the list are Royal Caribbean's Jewel of the Seas, Celebrity's Constellation, Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Sun, Crystal Serenity, Carnival Legend, P&O's Oriana and two Princess ships -- Sapphire and Caribbean Princess.
The CDC, a United States agency that monitors a range of issues relating to public health, requires that all ships that dock in the U.S. undergo the surprise inspection. Typically, ships can expect to be examined twice a year and the inspection covers all of a ship's nooks and crannies, from tiling on a marble floor to grime behind an ice machine in the casino bar.
Generally more newsworthy is the usual list of failed suspects -- a score of 86 is passing. This time, though, there's no mainstream line on that list.