Carnival Victory Earns Second Consecutive 100 U.S.P.H. Inspection Score

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Carnival Cruise LinesÕ newest ship, the 2,758-passenger Carnival Victory, passes by the Statue of Liberty while arriving in New York, Monday, Aug. 14, 2000, following a trans-Atlantic crossing from the Italian shipyard where it was built. The 15th vessel in the lineÕs fleet is 893 feet long and its top deck rises 135 feet above the waterline. The vessel is to embark on a schedule of  four- and five-day cruises from New York to the Canadian Maritime Provinces on August 30 and in October is to be reposition to Miami, where it will sail alternating seven-day eastern and western Caribbean itineraries until next spring, when it will return to New York for a season of eastern Canada cruises. Photo by Andy Newman/CCL

Carnival Victory scored 100 during its recent United States Public Health (U.S.P.H.) inspection which took place in Port Canaveral, Fla. This marks the second consecutive time the ship has achieved a perfect U.S.P.H inspection 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 2,758-passenger Carnival Victory operates year-round three- and four-day Bahamas cruises from the Space Coast.