Carnival Freedom scored 100 during its most recent United States Public Health (U.S.P.H.) inspection in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., marking the fourth time in the past five inspections that the ship has earned a perfect score.

Carnival Freedom received perfect 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 Freedom operates year-round six- and eight-day Caribbean cruises from Fort Lauderdale.