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Oceania Vista Achieves Perfect U.S.P.H. Score

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Oceania Cruises announced today that its latest addition to the fleet, the Vista, has achieved a perfect score of 100 in the recent United States Public Health (U.S.P.H.) inspection conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The unannounced U.S.P.H. inspection took place on September 20, 2023, while the Vista was docked in Boston, Massachusetts, and marked a significant milestone for the cruise ship.

"We couldn't be prouder to achieve a perfect 100 in the United States Public Health inspection for our luxurious new ship, Vista," commented Frank A. Del Rio, President of Oceania Cruises. "Everyone on board works hard each and every day to ensure the highest of standards are reached. A score of 100 carries considerable magnitude, and we applaud the entire crew and officers aboard Vista for this stellar achievement."

Vista's Captain, Luca Manzi, expressed his gratitude, saying, "I cannot thank my team enough for their dedication, commitment, and for going the hard yards to ensure that this beautiful vessel of ours is acknowledged for being one of the cleanest ships in the fleet."

To earn a perfect 100 score in the U.S.P.H. inspection, cruise ships must receive flawless marks on all 44 items that make up the U.S.P.H.'s comprehensive Vessel Sanitation Program checklist. These unannounced inspections, which occur twice annually and are mandatory for any cruise ship with an international itinerary visiting a U.S. port, evaluate vessels across various critical areas. These include adherence to proper food handling, preparation, and storage procedures, as well as overall galley cleanliness. Additionally, the inspections assess the quality of potable water supplies used in spas and pools.