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Carnival Cruise Ship Receives Rare Failing Grade Due to Multiple Infractions

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on January 10, 2018

In what initially began as a routine inspection by the CDC quickly took a turn for the worse when it was discovered that Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Triumph had sustained multiple health code violations during one of the cruise ship’s annual health reviews last November, causing the ship to receive a rare failing grade for sanitary deficiencies.

All major cruise lines, Carnival included, are required by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to participate in unannounced inspections up to four times a year as a part of their Vessel Sanitation Program. It has specifically designed guidelines targeted at the prevention and spread of common cruise ship illnesses (including Norovirus, a gastrointestinal bug), subsequently keeping all passengers & cruise line employees safe and healthy during their travels on the seas.

Two CDC inspectors boarded the Carnival Triumph, which sails out of New Orleans, in November 2017 to find deplorable conditions in multiple areas of the entertainment vessel. Reports state that flies were visible in food preparation areas, as well as spoiled dairy products, including cheese, milk, eggs, yogurt, and other highly volatile products that are susceptible to foodborne illnesses when improperly stored. Other violations included faulty machinery, corrosion, water leaks, and broken walkways. These infractions combined together to award the cruise ship a failing score of 78.

“Following Carnival Cruise Line’s established policies and procedures, corrective action was taken immediately and a corrective-action report has been provided to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which administers the Vessel Sanitation Program. Carnival has requested re-inspection as soon as possible,” stated Carnival Cruise Line’s spokeswoman Jennifer DeLaCruz in a press release.

This isn’t the first time that the Carnival Triumph has made headlines for such unfortunate circumstances. The same cruise ship was nicknamed the “Poop Cruise” back in 2013 when a ship-wide power outage caused the bathroom facilities to operate at a fraction of their capacity. The luxury liner was ultimately towed back to shore.

Taking on the cruise ship industry can be a daunting & intimidating task, so let us assist you through this difficult process. Orlando cruise ship accident attorney James O. Cunningham has over thirty-five years of experience fighting for the rights of his clients. To schedule a free initial consultation, contact us today at 877-FL-INJURY.

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