Holland America Line’s ms Eurodam Earns Ninth Consecutive Perfect Score of 100 on United States Public Health Inspection
Eurodam’s unannounced U.S.P.H. inspection was
held Oct. 25 during a turn-around call at Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at the start
of a seven-day Caribbean cruise. Prior
to that inspection, Eurodam had received a perfect score of 100 in
February 2015 during a call at Fort Lauderdale.
always proud when our ships achieve perfect U.S.P.H. scores, but to get 100
nine times in a row is an exemplary accomplishment for everyone involved,” said
Orlando Ashford, president of Holland America Line. “Eurodam’s hard
working and dedicated staff are to be commended for their success.”
this year, ms Statendam received its third consecutive 100, and
ms Nieuw Amsterdam, ms Noordam, ms Ryndam and ms Veendam
also earned perfect scores. In 2015, six Holland America Line ships have
received a total of nine perfect scores.
inspections are part of the Vessel Sanitation Program, which was introduced in
the early 1970s and is required for all passenger ships that call at a U.S.
port. The inspections are unannounced and are carried out by officials from the
United States Public Health Service twice a year for every cruise ship. Health Canada's
Cruise Ship Inspection Program is harmonized with the United States’ CDC Vessel
Sanitation Program, and inspections are conducted once a year when cruise ships
visit Canadian ports.
score, on a scale from one to 100, is assigned on the basis of a checklist
involving dozens of areas of assessment, encompassing hygiene and sanitation of
food (from storage to preparation), overall galley cleanliness, water,
shipboard personnel and the ship as a whole.
For more information about Holland America Line, contact a travel professional, call 1-877-SAIL-HAL (1-877-724-5425) or visit hollandamerica.com.