As reported in the Miami Herald Two of the newest ships in the Carnival Cruise Lines fleet have received failed grades in health inspections designed to control the spread of gastro-intestinal illnesses.
‘Carnival Vista’ and ‘Carnival Breeze’ both scored below a passing grade of 86, according to the Miami Herald, receiving 79 and 77, respectively.
‘Carnival Vista’s’ crew were alleged to have hidden potentially hazardous food, equipment and dirty dishware from the inspectors from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The buffet included fruit flies, and on board illnesses were not documented appropriately, according to the December report by the CDC’s Prevention’s Vessel Sanitation Programme.
In November, a previous report had given a failed score of 78 for ‘Carnival Triumph’, an older ship that hit the headlines in 2013 when an engine room fire caused the vessel to lose propulsion and left passengers with few working bathrooms and no air conditioning.
Carnival said that the health and well-being of its guests and crew is its “foremost priority.” Spokesman Jennifer De La Cruz said the company had “taken immediate action to address the issues identified during recent ship inspections.”
Though not corroborated by the CDC,’Carnival Triumph’ was re-inspected and received a passing score of 98, De La Cruz claimed