Things may not be so squeaky clean on cruise ships like you hoped.
Carnival Cruise Line’s Fantasy cruise ship failed an inspection by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control in July, receiving horrible ratings for filmy pool water, brown water coming from shower hoses in medical areas, dirty tableware mixed with clean, and bagels and bread with flies on them.
The July inspection is the worst in the cruise liner’s history, with Fantasy getting a 77 out of 100, below the 85 scores needed to pass muster with the CDC.
Two other Carnival ships passed inspection last month under the CDC’s Vessel Sanitation Program, with the ship Inspiration scoring a 97 and Imagination at 94.
“The results for Fantasy are not reflective of our robust standards and dedicated commitment to our guests’ health and safety. We have already taken corrective action, added additional staff and asked USPH for a re-inspection as soon as possible, with every expectation that we will exceed USPH standards,” a company spokesperson stated in an email.
Cruise ships are subject to two unannounced inspections a year, with Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s Majesty of the Seas also failing an inspection last month, scoring 82.
You can read more about Carnival Cruise Ship health report here.