If you’re headed on a cruise this year or considering booking one, you most definitely want to check this resource. While cruises are undoubtedly a great way to travel, there are some downsides, like the fact that you’re traveling in a confined space and germs can spread much more rapidly. Between the norovirus, various outbreaks, and the risk of drinking contaminated water, you want to make sure you’re traveling on a cruise ship that has a clean bill of health … literally.
Thankfully the CDC has a resource for you: the Vessel Sanction Program. This cruise ship inspection search lets you search general cruise lines, cruise ships and see the health rating, or you can search for a specific cruise line or specific ship within a date range. Once you complete your search, you’ll see the filtered results as well as an inspection score (the CDC sets a score of 85 as the benchmark for being satisfactory or not satisfactory), inspection date, and a detailed report.
Cruise Ships/Cruise Lines With a Perfect Score in 2019
|Cruise Ship||Cruise Line||Date|
|Celebrity Reflection||Celebrity Cruises||12/9/2019|
|Koningsdam||Holland America Line||12/4/2019|
|Norwegian Sky||Norwegian Cruise Lines||12/2/2019|
|Disney Dream||Disney Cruise Lines||11/29/2019|
|Viking Sea||Viking Ocean Cruises||10/23/2019|
|Disney Wonder||Disney Cruise Lines||10/20/2019|
|Majesty of the Seas||Royal Caribbean International||9/9/2019|
|Ruby Princess||Princess Cruises||8/31/2019|
|Enchantment of the Seas||Royal Caribbean International||7/12/2019|
|Nieuw Amsterdam||Holland America Line||6/17/2019|
|Anthem of the Seas||Royal Caribbean International||6/11/2019|
|Celebrity Equinox||Celebrity Cruises||6/10/2019|
|Brilliance of the Seas||Royal Caribbean International||4/6/2019|
Cruise Ships/Cruise Lines Scored ‘Not Satisfactory’ from 2018 to Present
|Cruise Ship||Cruise Line||Date||Score|
|Carnival Fantasy||Carnival Cruise Lines, Inc.||7/18/2019||77|
|Carnival Liberty||Carnival Cruise Lines, Inc.||1/4/2018||80|
|Grand Celebration||Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line||1/10/2018||80|
|Kydon||Ferries Del Caribe||3/19/2018||78|
|Majesty of the Seas||Royal Caribbean International||7/3/2019||82|
|MS Grand Classica||Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line||7/24/2019||81|
|Norwegian Breakaway||Norwegian Cruise Lines||3/10/2019||84|
|Ocean Dream||Maritime Holdings Group||7/13/2018||85|
|Oceania Insignia||Oceania Cruises||12/17/2018||80|
|Regal Princess||Princess Cruises||2/5/2020||77|
|Safari Endeavour||Un-Cruise Adventures||9/9/2018||79|
|Silver Spirit||Silversea Cruises Ltd||2/15/2019||81|
|Silver Wind||Silversea Cruises Ltd||3/18/2018||79|
More from SmarterTravel:
- How Not to Get Sick on a Cruise
- 9 Products to Help You Stay Healthy While Traveling
- The Best Cruise Ships for Every Taste and Budget
Editor’s note: This story was originally published in 2019. It has been updated to reflect the most current information.
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