Oceania Cruises’ newest ship, Vista, has achieved a perfect score on its United States Public Health inspection conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The luxury vessel received a perfect score of 100, highlighting its commitment to the highest sanitation and health standards. This achievement is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the crew and officers aboard Vista. With its stunning features and top-notch amenities, Vista is set to impress passengers on its Canada/New England cruises and beyond.
Cruise Line’s Newest Ship Earns Perfect CDC Score
Oceania Cruises’ Vista Receives Perfect CDC Score
Oceania Cruises is proud to announce that its newest ship, Vista, has been awarded a perfect vessel sanitation score by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The ship received a score of 100 during its inspection while docked in Boston on September 20, 2023. This achievement is a testament to the dedication and hard work of the entire crew and officers aboard Vista.
Vista’s Inspection in Boston
The inspection of Vista took place during a port call in Boston on the third day of its inaugural Canada/New England cruise. The CDC conducts routine health inspections under the Vessel Sanitation Program (VSP) for all cruise ships that carry 13 or more guests and call at foreign and US ports. Vista not only met but exceeded the stringent standards set by the CDC, earning a perfect score of 100.
Vista Touted For Top Score
Vista, a 1,250-guest ship launched in May by Oceania Cruises, has garnered attention and praise for its perfect CDC score. This is the third Oceania Cruises ship this year to receive a perfect score, following Regatta and Riviera. The achievement of a perfect score demonstrates the commitment of the entire crew and officers to maintain the highest standards of cleanliness and sanitation on board the ship.
Previous Oceania Cruises Ships with Perfect Scores
Regatta and Riviera, both Oceania Cruises ships, received perfect scores in their respective inspections earlier this year. This consistency in achieving top scores reflects the ongoing commitment of Oceania Cruises to provide a safe and clean environment for its guests. It is a testament to the meticulous attention to detail and dedication of the crew and officers on board.
Captain Luca Manzi and Crew’s Dedication
Captain Luca Manzi expressed his gratitude towards his team for their dedication and hard work in maintaining the cleanliness of the ship. Their efforts have ensured that Vista is acknowledged as one of the cleanest ships in the fleet. The crew’s commitment to maintaining high standards is evident in the ship’s perfect CDC score. It is a testament to their professionalism and attention to detail.
Vista’s Inaugural Season and Future Plans
Vista sailed its inaugural season in the Mediterranean before embarking on its Canada/New England cruises. After the fall season, Vista will reposition to PortMiami for a winter schedule of Caribbean cruises. Guests can look forward to experiencing the luxurious amenities and top-notch service on board Vista as it continues to sail to various destinations around the world.
Features of Vista Cruise Ship
Vista, the first of two Allura-class ships, boasts a range of features and amenities that ensure a memorable and enjoyable cruise experience. The ship offers multiple stateroom and suite categories, catering to various preferences and budgets. Guests can indulge in a variety of culinary delights at the ship’s 11 dining venues, including three new restaurants: Ember, Aquamar Kitchen, and The Bakery at Baristas.
Entertainment on board Vista includes Broadway-style productions and dance performances choreographed by Britt Stewart, a celebrity from the TV show “Dancing with the Stars.” From luxurious accommodations to world-class dining and entertainment options, Vista offers something for every guest to enjoy during their cruise.
How CDC Inspections Work
Under CDC rules, cruise ships are subject to two VSP inspections per year. These inspections assess various aspects of the ship’s sanitation, including drinking water systems, swimming pools and hot tubs, galleys and dining venues, child activity centers, medical facilities, ventilation systems, and hotel accommodations. The ships are scored on a 100-point scale, with a minimum passing score of 86.
Shipboard management is responsible for addressing any violations identified during the inspection and must submit a corrective action statement to the CDC. The inspections are unannounced and can be conducted up to twice a year. However, ships that sail outside of the US for extended periods may not undergo a second inspection. The inspections always occur at a US port of call.
Consequences of Violations
There are certain violations that, if identified during an inspection, could pose imminent public health risks. These violations include an inability to provide potable water, failure to maintain safe food temperatures, and improper disposal of solid or liquid waste, among others. If such violations are found, the CDC may recommend that the ship not sail until the issues are resolved to ensure the safety and well-being of the guests.
Oceania Cruises’ Vista has set the bar high by earning a perfect CDC score for its outstanding sanitation practices. This achievement reflects the commitment and dedication of the entire crew and officers on board. Vista’s flawless inspection in Boston is a testament to the cruise line’s commitment to providing guests with a safe and clean environment.
With its inaugural season in full swing and future plans to sail to various destinations, Vista promises to deliver a memorable and enjoyable cruise experience to its guests. From luxurious accommodations to delectable dining options and world-class entertainment, Vista is a testament to Oceania Cruises’ commitment to excellence.