Oceania Cruises’ latest cruise ship, Vista, has acquired an ideal rating of 100 throughout its U.S.P.H. (United States Public Well being) inspection.
The inspection, which was carried out by the CDC on September 20, 2023, whereas the ship was docked in Boston, Massachusetts, covers a wide range of sanitation requirements, together with consuming water programs, swimming swimming pools, and meals preparation areas.
The cruise line is celebrating its excellent 100 rating that required perfection on 44 objects on the usP.H. guidelines.
These shock inspections are unannounced and require cruise ships with worldwide itineraries with calls to the U.S. to maintain sanitation a high precedence always. They’re carried out twice a yr in accordance with the VSP (Vessel Sanitation Program) and take 6-8 hours to finish, relying on the dimensions of the ship.
President of Oceania Cruises, Frank A. Del Rio, praised the arduous work of the crew on Vista, saying,
“We couldn’t be prouder to realize an ideal 100 in the US Public Well being inspection for our luxurious new ship, Vista. Everybody on board works arduous every day to make sure the very best of requirements are reached. A rating of 100 carries appreciable magnitude, and we applaud your entire crew and officers aboard Vista for this stellar achievement.”
“I can’t thank my staff sufficient for his or her dedication, dedication and for going the arduous yards to make sure that this lovely vessel of ours is acknowledged for being one of many cleanest ships within the fleet,” Vista’s Captain Luca Manzi additionally added.
Vista was on her 3rd day of an 11-day cruise to Canada/New England when the inspection befell.
The ship was not the primary within the fleet to earn an ideal rating this yr. Riviera and Regatta additionally notched an ideal 100 sanitation rating in March and June of 2023.
Vista is an Allura-class vessel with Oceania, with one other ship within the class, Allura, scheduled to be launched in 2025. As the latest within the fleet, the 67,817 gross ton cruise ship was constructed this yr and has 612 cabins and 15 decks. There are over 800 crew on board and the ship can carry wherever from 1,200 to 1,400 passengers.
What facets of the ship have been inspected?
The Vessel Sanitation Program inspects 8 main areas of the ship that embrace:
- Medical services
- Potable water programs
- Swimming swimming pools and whirlpool spas
- Galleys and eating rooms
- Baby exercise facilities
- Resort Lodging (Staterooms)
- Air flow programs
- Frequent areas of the ship
Who pays for these inspections?
Cruise strains pay an inspection price for these providers and the fee relies on the dimensions of the vessel. For Oceania’s Vista, at 67,000 in gross tonnage, the fee would have been $11,960.
To have a look at different cruise ship inspection studies you’ll be able to have a look at the CDC’s web site the place you’ll be able to seek for vessels with both a “passable” or “not passable” rating, above or under 86.