"Vessel Sanitation Ratings"

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Carol Phillips

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The CDC's "Green Sheet" has been an excellent tool for clients and agents for many years. It used to be snail-mailed to subscribers over 20 years ago :) The CDC ship inspections are random and the cruise ship owner has to pay for them ...up to ~$18,000 for larger ships.

The inspectors create a list of deficiencies that must be corrected, and in severe cases can even recommend that the ship not sail.

Some interesting details about the who/what/when/where/why of these inspections:
https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/vsp/desc/about_inspections.htm
 
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Found this site and bookmarked it in 2011 after we were delayed boarding HA Ryndam in Dec. 2011 due to two previous Noro outbreaks. The captain was not happy throughout the entire voyage and neither was the crew. But the good news is that we had NO Noro outbreaks on our cruise - mainly because the ship was cleaned from top to bottom, inside and out. However, later in the voyage they moved us to a different cabin because our cabin and the one next to ours had to be emptied, sanitized and sprayed. They never told us why. They just they had to get in the ceiling to do some work and didn't have time to do it while in port. Gave us a $10 bottle of wine and called it a day. We walked by the next day and there were signs on both doors that said, "Do Not Enter. Cabin Has Been Treated." Interesting!
 

jsn55

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Found this site and bookmarked it in 2011 after we were delayed boarding HA Ryndam in Dec. 2011 due to two previous Noro outbreaks. The captain was not happy throughout the entire voyage and neither was the crew. But the good news is that we had NO Noro outbreaks on our cruise - mainly because the ship was cleaned from top to bottom, inside and out. However, later in the voyage they moved us to a different cabin because our cabin and the one next to ours had to be emptied, sanitized and sprayed. They never told us why. They just they had to get in the ceiling to do some work and didn't have time to do it while in port. Gave us a $10 bottle of wine and called it a day. We walked by the next day and there were signs on both doors that said, "Do Not Enter. Cabin Has Been Treated." Interesting!
Oh brother! "Interesting" is a polite word to use here. They obviously forgot to do the robo-cleaning on those two cabins. I certainly understand why they didn't tell you the truth tho!
 
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