Holland America Line’s Nieuw Amsterdam received a 100% score on its health inspection at Port Everglades yesterday. The Nieuw Amsterdam arrived from Europe yesterday and was randomly selected to undergo a health inspection by the USPH upon arrival at Port Everglades.
A perfect score can only be achieved by earning perfect marks on a comprehensive safety and sanitation checklist. The checklist is comprised of detailed inspections of food handling, preparation, storage procedures, and overall galley cleanliness. In addition, the ship’s potable water supplies, which is used in the spa and pools, is also evaluated.
These inspections are performed randomly, without any prior warning, twice a year. The inspections are conducted on every cruise ship that is sailing an international itinerary with a call in a US port.
The Nieuw Amsterdam recently received a 98% score in December of 2012. She most recently received a 100% score during its March 2012 inspection.