Carnival Ecstasy scored 100 during its United States Public Health (U.S.P.H.) inspection which took place earlier this week in Miami. This marks the 10th time a Carnival ship has earned a perfect U.S.P.H. score over the past year.
To earn a 100 score, cruise ships must receive perfect marks on all 44 items that comprise the U.S.P.H.’s comprehensive Vessel Sanitation Program 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.
The 2,052-passenger Carnival Ecstasy operates a popular year-round short cruise schedule from Miami with three-day voyages departing Fridays and calling at Nassau and four-day sailings departing Mondays and featuring Key West and Cozumel.