On Nov. 30 Holland America Line’s ms Zuiderdam became the seventh ship in the Holland America fleet in 2015 to earn a perfect score of 100 on a routine United States Public Health inspection conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said the cruise line in a statement.
Zuiderdam’s unannounced U.S.P.H. inspection was held during a turnaround call at Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at the start of a 12-day Panama Canal and Caribbean cruise. Prior to that inspection, ms Eurodam received a perfect score of 100 in October 2015 during a call at Fort Lauderdale, marking the ship’s ninth consecutive perfect score.
“To have seven of our ships earn 10 perfect U.S.P.H. scores this year is an accomplishment we’re extremely proud of, and congratulations go out to the Zuiderdam team for contributing to this achievement,” said Orlando Ashford, president of Holland America Line. “Our standards are high and the shipboard teams keep on delivering super results, which is a true testament to the hard work and dedication of everyone involved.”
In 2015 ms Statendam received its third consecutive 100, ms Noordam achieved two perfect scores and ms Nieuw Amsterdam, ms Ryndam and ms Veendam also earned perfect scores. In total for 2015, seven Holland America Line ships have received a total of 10 perfect scores.