When cruise ship passengers come down with a virus, it's always news, but there's not as much publicity for the good news—so here it is: In 2015, 32 ships earned perfect scores of 100 on their semi-annual inspections by the Centers for Disease Control.
Leader of the pack, so to speak, is Holland America's Eurodam, which has had a perfect score on its last 9 inspections. Holland America also got 100s for Veendam, Noordam, Statendam, Ryndam and Nieuw Amsterdam.
The inspections are unannounced and thorough; ships that fail are given warnings and must pass their next inspection or be banned from U.S. ports. A minimum score of 86 is required for passing.
Other ships with perfect scores for the year:
- Carnival's Fascination, Sunshine, Ecstasy, Triumph, Pride and Miracle
- Celebrity's Infinity, Summit, Equinox, Millenium
- Disney Dream, Fantasy
- Norwegian Breakaway, Getaway, Sky
- Princess: Golden, Ruby, Regal, Island
- Royal Caribbean's Brilliance, Serenade, Enchantment
- Seven Seas Navigator
- SeaDream I
Several ships failed and then passed on their next inspection, including Silver Shadow and Grand Celebration. Royal Caribbean's Adventure of the Seas failed an October inspection and hasn't been re-inspected yet; re-inspectdion after failure usually comes in 30-45 days.
For more information and discussion on this, see CruiseCritic.com HERE