Oceania Cruises’ new ship, ’Vista’, secured a perfect score of 100 during the luxury vessel’s recent US Public Health (USPH) inspection.
This was conducted by the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
‘Vista’s’ unannounced USPH inspection was held on 20th September, 2023, while the ship was in Boston, Mass, during the third day of an 11-day inaugural US and Canada cruise.
To earn a 100 points’ score, cruise ships must receive perfect marks on all 44 items that comprise the USPH’s comprehensive Vessel Sanitation Programme checklist.
These unannounced inspections, which are conducted twice yearly and are required for any cruise ship with an international itinerary calling at US ports, evaluate vessels in a variety of areas, including adherence to proper food handling, preparation and storage procedures, and overall galley cleanliness.
In addition, ships’ potable water supplies used in spas and pools are evaluated.
“We couldn’t be prouder to achieve a perfect 100 in the United States Public Health inspection for our luxurious new ship, ’Vista’,” commented Frank Del Rio, President of Oceania Cruises. “Everyone on board works hard each and every day to ensure the highest of standards are reached.
“A score of 100 carries considerable magnitude, and we applaud the entire crew and officers aboard ’Vista’ for this stellar achievement,” he said.
‘Vista’s’ Capt Luca Manzi, added, “I cannot thank my team enough for their dedication, commitment and for going the hard yards to ensure that this beautiful vessel of ours is acknowledged for being one of the cleanest ships in the fleet.”