Nieuw Amsterdam Receives 100% On USPH Inspection

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.



Mike Faust

Mike Faust is an avid world traveler, often found traversing city streets in Asia and Europe rather than his home city of Boca Raton. Mike has touched down in 39 countries, set sail on 35 cruises, and flown over 400,000 lifetime miles.