MIAMI (January 13, 2005) - Carnival Cruise Lines' 110,000-ton Carnival Glory received a perfect 100 score on its most recent inspection by the United States Public Health Service. This marks the second time in the past three inspections that Carnival Glory has scored a perfect 100 (in the other inspection, the vessel scored a 97).
Carnival Glory, which has operated year-round seven-day Caribbean cruises from Port Canaveral, Fla., since its debut in July 2003, received perfect marks on all 42 items that comprise the U.S. Public Health Service's comprehensive Vessel Sanitation Program (VSP) checklist.
The unannounced inspections, which are conducted twice a year and required for any cruise ship with an international itinerary calling at a U.S. port, evaluate vessels in a variety of areas, including adherence to proper food handling, preparation and storage procedures, and overall galley cleanliness. Ships' potable water supplies used in spas and pools are also evaluated.
During the past year, Carnival's fleetwide VSP inspection record resulted in an average score of 93.
"The Vessel Sanitation Program inspections are extremely detail-oriented and Carnival Glory's 100 score is indicative of our company's commitment to provide our guests with a high quality vacation experience," said Bob Dickinson, Carnival president and CEO.
Carnival Glory departs every Saturday from Port Canaveral on seven-day cruises, alternating weekly to the eastern and western Caribbean. Eastern Caribbean cruises call at Nassau, St. Thomas/St. John and St. Maarten, while the western route visits Key West, Belize, Cozumel and Progreso.