The 113,300-ton Carnival Splendor received a perfect 100 score on its most recent inspection by United States Public Health (U.S.P.H.) conducted at the Port of Long Beach. This marks the third consecutive time that the ship has earned a perfect 100 U.S.P.H. score.The 3,006-passenger vessel 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 wide 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 evaluated, as well.