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Holland America Line's ms Eurodam Continues to Set Records with 12th Consecutive Score of 100 on U.S. Public Health Inspection

Score of 100 on U.S. Public Health Inspection

Holland America Line's ms Eurodam made it an even dozen by earning its 12th consecutive 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). The six-year run of perfect scores continues to set records in both the cruise industry and company history.

"As the impressive streak continues and the commitment to earning that perfect 100 remains steadfast, the Eurodam team has proven their ability to maintain the highest standards with each inspection," said  Orlando Ashford, president of Holland America Line. "I'm proud to once again say

congratulations to everyone, both shoreside and on board, who continues to put forth relentless hard work and dedication in this critically important area."

Over the past three years, Holland America Line ships have achieved a perfect 100 more than 20 times. In addition to Eurodam and  Zaandam this year,  ms Koningsda m and  ms Oosterdam received perfect scores in March.

CDC inspections are part of the Vessel Sanitation Program, which was introduced in the early 1970s and is required for all passenger ships that call at a U.S. port. The inspections are unannounced and are carried out by officials from the United States Public Health Service twice a year for every cruise ship. Health Canada's Cruise Ship Inspection Program harmonizes with the United States' CDC Vessel Sanitation Program, and inspections are conducted once a year when cruise ships visit Canadian ports.

The score, on a scale from one to 100, is assigned on the basis of a checklist involving dozens of areas of assessment encompassing hygiene and sanitation of food (from storage to preparation), overall galley cleanliness, water, shipboard personnel and the ship as a whole.

For more information about Holland America Line, consult a travel professional, call 1-877-SAIL-HAL (1-877-724-5425) or visit hollandamerica.com.

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