Jul 30

Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 Passes Sanitation Re-Inspection

Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 Passes Sanitation Re-Inspection

Recently in June, Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 failed a sanitation inspection.  During the inspection human hair was found in the ice machine, chemicals stored in non-safe areas and the pool had unsanitary water in it.

The vessel needed an 86 to pass, but failed with a score of 84 and was given a “not satisfactory” review.  This was big news in the cruise line industry, as most larger ships do not fail the sanitation inspection.

Since then Cunard has done an overhaul to the ship and had the sanitation inspectors back on to re-test it.  During the July 27th re-inspection, the Queen

Cunard Cruise Line

Queen Mary 2 in Geiranger Fjord

Mary 2 received a quality score of 92 in New York.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Vessel Sanitation Program examine all cruise lines twice a year with surprise inspections.  This is to ensure that guests aboard these vessels are given suitable conditions while on their vacations.

Cunard will continue to strive to meet and exceed the scores needed to pass the inspections.  It is very rare for larger vessels to fail, but the quick actions taken by the QM2 to resolve the issue seems to have not had a negative impact with their current or future clientele.