Carnival Pride scored 100 during its recent United States Public Health (U.S.P.H.) inspection which took place at the Port of Tampa.
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 Pride currently operates seven-day Caribbean cruises from the Port of Tampa and will reposition to the Port of Baltimore to start year-round cruises this March.