On recent routine United States Public Health inspections conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Holland America Line’s ms Statendam, ms Nieuw Amsterdam and ms Ryndam. For Statendam, the unannounced inspection was Feb. 19, 2015, at Hilo, Hawaii, during a 30-day Tahiti and Marquesas cruise roundtrip from San Diego. CDC officials surprised Nieuw Amsterdam, on March 1, 2015, at Fort Lauderdale, Florida, while preparing for its seven-day Caribbean cruise.
Ryndam completed its inspection March 8 in Tampa, Florida, while also getting ready for a seven-day Caribbean cruise.
All three cruise ships achieved perfect scores of 100.
Prior to these inspections, Statendam received a score of 100 in June 2014 during a call at Ketchikan, Alaska. Recently, ms Eurodam achieved its eighth consecutive score of 100, and in the past year ms Noordam, ms Zuiderdam and ms Westerdam also earned perfect scores of 100.
“Our ships always strive for perfect scores during U.S.P.H inspections, and it’s very gratifying for everyone on board and ashore when we meet our goals,” said Orlando Ashford, president of Holland America Line. “Congratulations to the teams on these ships for showing how a score of 100 can be achieved through hard work and dedication.”