Carnival Miracle scored 100 during its United States Public Health (U.S.P.H.) inspection which took place in Long Beach, Calif. This marks the ship’s second consecutive perfect U.S.P.H. score.
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 2,124-passenger Carnival Miracle operates year-round seven-day Mexican Riviera cruises, as well as 15-day Hawaii cruises, from Long Beach.