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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Carnival "Dream" Earns Perfect Score in Health Inspection

All too frequently all you hear, see and/or read about in the media is doom and gloom, bad or negative news.

Recently Carnival Cruise Lines took a big hit for a power outtage at sea but let me share some good news with you about their ship the "Dream".

Carnival Cruise Lines’ 130,000-ton Carnival Dream earned a perfect 100 score on its most recent U.S. Public Health inspection conducted in Port Canaveral, Fla. This marks the second time this year that the ship has earned a perfect USPH score. To earn 100, cruise ships must receive perfect marks on all 42 items that comprise the USPHS Vessel Sanitation Program checklist.

The unannounced inspections, which are conducted twice a year and are required for any cruise ship with an international itinerary calling at a U.S. port, evaluate vessels in a wide variety of areas, including adherence to proper food handling, preparation and storage procedures, and overall galley cleanliness. Ships’ potable water supplies used in spas and pools are evaluated, as well.

Carnival Dream operates year-round seven-day voyages from Port Canaveral, departing every Saturday on week-long cruises alternating to Eastern and Western Caribbean. For more information on Carnival Cruises contact me at 740.550.9540 and

Bon Voyage!