Carnival Sunshine scored 100 during its recent United States Public Health (U.S.P.H.) inspection which took place at Port Canaveral, Fla. Carnival Sunshine is the fifth Carnival ship to earn a perfect score this 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 3,006-passenger Carnival Sunshine currently operates five- to 14-day cruises from Port Canaveral. The ship will offer a seasonal program with sailings from New York, Norfolk, Va., and Charleston, S.C., next summer before returning to Port Canaveral in the fall.