HAL's ms Eurodam Achieves 8th Consecutive Perfect Score From US Public Health Inspection
Standing behind the cake from left to right: Executive Pastry Chef Cornel Vanderhyde, Hotel Director Charles Verwaal, Culinary Operations Manager Rico Wessels, Executive Chef Eduardo Sayomac and Assistant Culinary Operations Manager Ron Houtman, with members of the Eurodam's culinary staff
On a recent surprise United States Public Health inspection conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ms Eurodam became the 1st ship in Holland America Line’s history to achieve 8th consecutive perfect scores of 100. The ship was inspected Feb. 1, 2015, at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, FL, at the start of a 7-day Caribbean cruise.
CDC inspections are part of the Vessel Sanitation Program and is required for all passenger ships that call at a U.S. port. The inspections are unannounced and are carried out by officials from the United States Public Health Service 2 times a year for every cruise ship. The score, on a scale from 1 to 100, is based off of a checklist involving dozens of areas of assessment such as hygiene and sanitation of food (i.e. storage and preparation), overall galley cleanliness, water, shipboard personnel and the ship as a whole. The ms Eurodam received perfect scores in all of those areas.