Carnival Triumph scored 100 during its recent United States Public Health (U.S.P.H.) inspection which took place at the Port of Galveston.
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 2,758-passenger Carnival Triumph currently operates four- and five-day cruises to Mexico from Galveston. The ship will reposition to New Orleans in spring 2016 for year-round four- and five-day cruises.