HAL’s Eurodam Gets Record 12th Consecutive Perfect Health Score

Cruise ship ms Eurodam

Holland America Line’s Eurodam earned yet another perfect score of 100 on a United States Public Health (USPH) inspection conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

That makes it the 12th consecutive score of 100, extending a six-year run of perfection that is setting records in both the cruise industry and in company history, the cruise line said.

“As the impressive streak continues and the commitment to earning that perfect 100 remains steadfast, the Eurodam team has proven their ability to maintain the highest standards with each inspection,” said Orlando Ashford, president of Holland America Line. “I’m proud to once again say congratulations to everyone, both shoreside and on board, who continues to put forth relentless hard work and dedication in this critically important area.”


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The ship’s unannounced USPH inspection took place on Sept. 16 during a turnaround in Seattle at the start of a seven-day Alaska cruise, coming soon after Zaandam’s perfect inspection score back in June.

CDC inspections are part of the Vessel Sanitation Program, introduced in the 1970s in order to prevent and control the introduction and spread of illnesses on cruise ships. The inspections are done unannounced, and they are required for all passenger ships that stop at a U.S. port.

Scoring is on a scale from one to 100, and is determined by the assessment of the hygiene and sanitation of food, the overall galley cleanliness, the water, the shipboard personnel, and the ship as a whole.

Over the past three years, Holland America Line ships have earned a perfect score more than 20 times. Not only Eurodam and Zandaam, but Koningsdam and Oosterdam received 100s in March.

For more on Holland America Line, visit hollandamerica.com.

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