Koningsdam Scores Another 100 on USPH


Holland America Line announced that its Koningsdam earned its second perfect score of 100 on a routine United States Public Health (USPH) inspection conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) — making it two out of two for the ship, according to a statement.

The Koningsdam's unannounced USPH inspection was held March 12, 2017, during a turnaround in Fort Lauderdale at Port Everglades, Florida, at the start of a 10-day Caribbean cruise.

The perfect score is the second for the ship that launched in April 2016 and that earned a 100 on its first U.S.P.H. inspection in December. This score of 100 follows on the heels of sister ships ms Oosterdam and ms Eurodam achieving perfect scores in March and January, respectively.

"Our streak of receiving perfect public health scores is the result of incredibly hard-working staff, dedication to operating at the highest standards and a commitment to providing the finest cruise vacations," said Orlando Ashford, president of Holland America Line. "Turn-around days are challenging with disembarking guests and preparing the ship for new guests just a few hours later. So adding an unannounced public health inspection and then scoring 100 is something to be highly commended. Congratulations to everyone on Koningsdam for this outstanding achievement."

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