Dirt, flies and expired food: 4 cruise liners with worse sanitary conditions named in CDC
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which check the state of sanitary standards, most cruise ships meet all the requirements. But there are those who transport Americans and work in the USA where sanitary conditions are simply terrible, writes Businessinsider.
Most of the over 200 operating cruise liners that were checked by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the United States received a passing score of at least 86 points out of a possible 100 (for sanitary indicators). But for various reasons, including improperly stored foods and the presence of flies in food and drink areas, some of them received unsatisfactory ratings.
Taking into account the close contact between passengers, the consequences of poor hygiene can spread quickly between people, as evidenced by the loud story of the Diamond Princess, where due to insufficient hygiene, hundreds of passengers became ill with Chinese coronavirus and were brought to several countries around the world after evacuation.
Here are four cruise liners currently carrying American passengers - they received a poor rating during the last CDC check.
- Le boreal
Company: Compagnie du ponant
Date Last Checked: 6th of October 2017
Violations: Products stored at the wrong temperature and in dirty dishes; dirty and broken dishwashers; dirty coffee machine; dirty ice maker; flies found in places with food and drink.
Compagnie Du Ponant did not respond to a request for comment.
- Safari endeavor
Company: Un-cruise adventures
Date Last Checked: 9 September 2018 of
Violations: Lack of devices to prevent backflow for coffee machines and glass washing machines; milk storage at high temperatures; use of expired sour cream; storing eggs and other food in dirty containers; dirty cups, bowls, and cutting boards; storage of pots and utensils in dirty ovens.
“After Safari Endeavor received a bad audit report from CDC last year, we immediately fixed the bugs,” said a spokeswoman for Un-Cruise Adventures. “The senior management retrained the ship’s personnel, monitored the procedures on board, and sent two chefs to the headquarters of the ship sanitation program in Miami for further training.”
- Silver Wind
Date Last Checked: 18 March 2018 city
Violations: Flies in places with food and drink; broken soap dispenser next to the dishwashing area; dirty equipment in washing and kitchen facilities; storage of clean cups and pots next to dirty; food storage at the wrong temperature.
In May, a Silversea spokesman said that Silver Wind has since been re-tested and received a passing grade. After in October, a CDC spokesperson said Silver Wind was not re-checked.
On the subject: 6000 people trapped on a cruise ship due to Chinese coronavirus
- Regal Princess
Company: Princess Cruises
Date Last Checked: 5 February 2020 city
Violations: Espresso machine leak; low level of chlorine in the pool; baby with a diaper in the pool; improper storage of products; dirty cutting board; broken dishwashers; flies present in places of storage and preparation of food.
As reported by ForumDaily:
- On February 2, a Caribbean Princess liner owned by a subsidiary of Carnival Corporation Princess Cruises sailed back to Florida for nearly 2000 miles after at least 299 passengers and 22 crew members aboard with a gastrointestinal infectioncausing vomiting and diarrhea. CDC is still investigating the cause of the disease. This is thought to be gastroenteritis. The ship completed the voyage almost a week earlier.
- Due to the outbreak of the 2019 nCoV coronavirus, the Diamond Princess liner has been quarantined in Yokohama's Japanese port since February 3. There were almost 3700 people on the cruise ship. The ship was quarantined after a coronavirus was found in a man who descended in Hong Kong. On February 19, quarantine was partially lifted.
- US citizens aboard a cruise ship Diamond Princess linerevacuated from the ship. Two charters of the US government took off from Tokyo International Airport on the morning of February 17 and landed in the United States. In total, about 400 Americans were on board the ship.
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