Carnival Ecstasy scored 100 during its United States Public Health (U.S.P.H.) inspection which took place earlier this week in Miami. This marks the 10[SUP]th[/SUP] time a Carnival ship has earned a perfect U.S.P.H. score over the past year.
To earn a 100 score, cruise ships must receive perfect marks on all 44 items that comprise the U.S.P.H.â€™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. Shipsâ€™ potable water supplies used in spas and pools are evaluated, as well.
The 2,052-passenger Carnival Ecstasy operates a popular year-round short cruise schedule from Miami with three-day voyages departing Fridays and calling at Nassau and four-day sailings departing Mondays and featuring Key West and Cozumel.