Carnival Miracle and Carnival Pride each scored 100 during their most recent United States Public Health (U.S.P.H.) inspection which took place earlier this month in Juneau, Alaska, and Port Canaveral, Fla, respectively.  This marks the eighth time this year that a Carnival ship has earned a perfect 100 score on its U.S.P.H. inspection.

To earn a 100 score, cruise ships must receive perfect marks on all 44 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.

Carnival Miracle is currently operating seven-day Alaska cruises from Seattle while Carnival Pride is sailing seven-day Caribbean voyages from Baltimore.