The 130,000-ton Carnival Dream earned a perfect 100 score on its most recent United States Public Health (U.S.P.H.) inspection conducted in Port Canaveral, Fla.  This marks the second time this year that the ship has earned a perfect U.S.P.H. score.

To earn 100 score, cruise ships must receive perfect marks on all 42 items that comprise the U.S. Public Health Service’s comprehensive Vessel Sanitation Program (VSP) checklist.

The unannounced inspections, which are conducted twice a year and required for any cruise ship with an international itinerary calling at a U.S. port, evaluate vessels in a wide variety of areas, including adherence to proper food handling, preparation and storage procedures, and overall galley cleanliness.  Ships’ potable water supplies used in spas and pools are evaluated, as well.

Carnival Dream operates year-round seven-day voyages from Port Canaveral, departing every Saturday on week-long cruises alternating to eastern and western Caribbean.