The most recent results from the CDC’s periodic cruise ship sanitation inspections are in, and the results are better than in previous years.
MiamiHerald.com reports that in its most recent round of inspections, the CDC reviews seven ships, six of them being operated by Royal Caribbean or one of its subsidiaries.
The ships were judged on a 100-point scale, with 86 being the minimum passing grade. In previous years companies like Carnival Cruise Line, the world’s largest cruise operator, have made waves when its ships failed. But this round of CDC inspections left a more hopeful tone.
The ships reviewed in this round included:
- Azamara Journey
- Celebrity Reflection
- Allure of the Seas
- Anthem of the Seas
- Brilliance of the Seas
- Silver Shadow
Of these ships, the Brilliance of the Seas scored the lowest at 92. However, one notable violation aboard the Allure of the Seas occurred when a crew member continued working despite showing symptoms of suffering from acute gastroenteritis. This highly contagious illness has symptoms including “nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and tummy aches” reports the Herald.