The U.S. Public Health (USPH) praised MSC Poesia during her recent inspection where she received a perfect score of 100 after the rigorous examination.
The inspection team of the Vessel Sanitation Program of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said the 100-point score was awarded because of the outstanding state of sanitation, safe food handling and the high level of understanding and compliance in the areas of food, water, air and general hygiene onboard MSC Poesia.
The CDC officers conducted intense inspections of the food provisioning, storage and preparation areas, the ship’s laundry, bars, self-serve buffets, restaurants, warewashing machinery, room service operations, medical and children’s centers, as well as its Integrated Pest Management Program, waste management, housekeeping and public area cleanliness, recreational and potable water protection and supply system, air purity controls and the ship’s general procedures to prevent or control illnesses such as Norovirus.
Over the years, MSC Cruises’ ships sailing in Caribbean waters have consistently earned ‘Superior’ scores on USPH inspections. The last 100-point score for a ship in the Caribbean was earned on the MSC Lirica on Christmas Eve in 2008.
‘Our guests often tell us that we have the best entertainment and the cleanest ships afloat,’ says Richard E. Sasso, President and CEO of MSC Cruises (USA). ‘We are extremely proud of our consistently top-rated scores from the USPH inspectors as they are the results of MSC team efforts to make guests experiences the very best.’