For the first time, two Carnival Cruise Lines ships earned 100 scores during United States Public Health (U.S.P.H.) inspections on the same day.

Carnival Glory and Carnival Paradise each earned perfect marks during inspections held yesterday in New York and Long Beach, Calif., respectively.

Both vessels received 100 scores on all 42 items that comprise the U.S.P.H.’s comprehensive Vessel Sanitation Program 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.

The 2,974-passenger Carnival Glory is currently operating a schedule of four- to seven-day Canada/New England cruises from New York, while 2,052-passenger Carnival Paradise is offering three- and four-day Baja cruises from Long Beach.