Cruises that have not met cleaning standards in surprise inspections have been revealed.
Twice a year, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) of the US government. UU They conduct unannounced hygiene checks on ships entering US ports.
Their latest report shows that eight ships did not meet the required cleanliness standards, but 14 ships got perfect scores from inspectors.
Cruises that have not met cleaning standards in surprise inspections have been revealed. One is the Pacific Venus of Japan Cruise Lines, in the photo.
CDC inspectors observe eight main areas of a cruise: medical facilities, potable water systems, swimming pools and whirlpools, kitchens and dining rooms, children's activity centers, hotel accommodation, ventilation systems and common areas.
The boats are rated on a scale of 100 points with points deducted for cleanup violations. A score of 85 or lower is a failure score.
The ship with the lowest score according to the current inspections is the Pacific Venus of Japan Cruise Lines, which only scored 76 points.
At their last inspection, CDC workers discovered that drinking water was not maintained at the appropriate halogen levels and filters were missing in whirlpool spas.
A table from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) report, which shows that eight ships did not meet the required cleanup standards
The CDC report also indicates that it found food storage in non-food areas and cases of putting clean dishes in areas that were "very dirty."
The second floor joint is currently the Silver Wind, operated by Silversea Cruises, and the Endeavor Safari of Un-Cruise Adventures. They both scored 79.
Silver Wind inspectors found fruit flies in the food and beverage areas, even in a pizza oven, and an instance of food stored at the wrong temperature.
At Safari Endeavor, the CDC found expired food in refrigerators, dirty surfaces in kitchen areas and utensils in dirty ovens.
Other ships that do not meet the standard are Oceania Insignia of Oceania Cruises, which earned 80 points, Silver Spirit of Silversea Cruises in 81, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Norwegian Breakaway in 84, Le Boreal of Compagnie Du Ponant SA in 84 and Ocean Dream of Japan Grace in 85
The Aida Cruises ship, Aidavita, which was one of the 14 boats that got a perfect score from the inspectors
A list of the CDC report showing the 14 boats that were considered perfect in terms of cleanliness.
The cruisers that obtained a perfect score of the CDC after their more recent inspections are Brilliance of the Seas and Rhapsody of the Seas of Royal Caribbean and Disney Wonder and Disney Fantasy of Disney Cruise Lines.
Holland America Line also has two boats considered perfect, which are Noordam and Amsterdam.
The others with 100% score are Celebrity Summit (Celebrity Cruises), Norwegian Gem (Norwegian Cruise Lines), Seabourn Quest (Seabourn Cruise Line), Viking Star (Viking Ocean Cruises), Aurora (P & O Cruises), Sea Princess (Princess Cruises) ) and Aidavita (Aida Cruises).
A spokesperson for Compagnie Du Ponant SA said: "Ponant takes this problem very seriously and is committed to meeting high standards in all aspects of our operations, all over the world.
& # 39; After the inspection reported here since 2017, Ponant took corrective action within 24 hours. Ponant immediately provided all the official documentation requested by the CDC that details the steps taken to resolve the problems.
Silversea Cruises said: On February 15, 2019, Silver Spirit of Silversea received an atypical score of 81 during an inspection by US public health inspectors. Since then, the ship was re-inspected on April 2, 2019 and scored 92 out of 100.
On March 18, 2018, Silver Wind of Silversea received an atypical rating of 79 during an inspection conducted by the CDC of the US Department of Health. UU In San Juan, Puerto Rico. This score, compared to the score of 93 out of 100 reached about two months earlier, on January 6, 2018, caused the company to initiate an immediate investigation into the result. After the investigation, it was established that a small number of personnel had not followed the solid standards expected of Silversea employees.
"All Silversea ships have comprehensive and rigorous training programs to ensure that their personnel and crew implement best practices on board."
Dan Blanchard, CEO of UnCruise Adventures, said: "We took corrective action immediately when Safari Endeavor received a poor inspection report from the CDC last year, which included top management in place to retrain the staff. The ship, accelerated logs and on-board procedures monitoring, and take two executive chefs to the headquarters of the Ship Sanitation Program in Miami to continue their training The UnCruise fleet of eight ships is managed by a group of directors and expert managers of our corporate office in Seattle Internal audit visits are made throughout the operating seasons.
Oceana Cruises said: & # 39; Oceania Cruises & # 39; Insignia recently received an unsatisfactory rating of 80 during a United States Public Health Inspection (USPH) on December 17, 2018 in Miami. We are aware of the findings and all the deficiencies were corrected long before the publication of the official report. This result does not correspond to the company's commitment to excellence and the highest level of standards for the safety and health of our guests and crew. Oceania Cruises has an exceptional record with USPH and we firmly believe that this was an isolated result that is not indicative of our compliance culture. The corrective action report is filed with the USPH.
MailOnline Travel contacted Japan Cruise Lines, Norwegian Cruise Lines and Japan Grace for comments.