Carnival Liberty earned a 100 score on its most recent United States Public Health (U.S.P.H.) inspection last week, marking the fifth time that a Carnival Cruise Lines ship has earned a perfect score this year.

The unannounced inspections, which are conducted twice each year and required for any cruise ship with an international itinerary calling on a U.S. port, encompass a broad range of shipboard sanitation areas, including proper food handling, preparation and storage procedures and overall cleanliness of the galley and other shipboard areas.  The potable water supply used in spas and pools is also examined.

Carnival Liberty - the first ship to undergo the initial phase of Carnival’s $500 million Fun Ship 2.0 enhancement initiative - operates year-round seven-day Caribbean cruises from Miami.