Many people worry about getting sick while on vacation. With so many people traveling in sometimes tight spaces, it’s easy to understand why this would be a concern.
If, however, your vacation includes sailing on Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Dream ship, you’ll be happy to know that Disney earned it’s twelfth perfect score in a row in its recent surprise inspection in Port Canaveral.
Since the Dream started sailing in 2011, the ship has been inspected 15 times and earned a perfect score in 80% of them. They’ve never failed an inspection (a score below 85), and they’ve never earned a score below 94.
Any vessel that sails to and from the United States is required to have two inspections each year. They’re conducted by the CDC’s Vessel Sanitation Program, and they’re always unannounced. They’re looking to make sure the ships are operating properly and have met sanitation required on board.
The checklist includes 44 items and checks all major areas of the ships including medical facilities, portable water systems, pools, hot tubs, galleys, dining rooms, child activity centers, guest rooms, ventilation, and common areas. These inspections are meant to prevent and control the introduction, transmission, and spread of illnesses.
Does Disney do a good job at keeping the Cruise Ships clean?