Small Cruise Ship Sanitation Blues: Grand Mariner Flunks the Fed's Galley Inspection

Cruise Ship SanitationCruise Critic reports today that just one month after HAL's Veendam flunked an inspection by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Blount Small Ship Adventures Grand Mariner's 100 passenger cruise ship also failed a CDC inspection: 

"Moldy ice-cubes, inadequate monitoring of food temperatures, raw meat stored with nonmeat items, ingredient containers left open, dirty dish-washing sinks" and 31 other violations earned the ship the failing score of 75 out of 100.

Wow.  Sounds like the kitchen in my college apartment.  And people pay money to cruise and eat on these ships? 

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Fred Stonehouse - October 2, 2012 12:33 PM

From my experience with the Grande Mariner the photo isn't of her galley! Assuming this is true and it is a "stock" photo it is a reprehensible piece of "reporting."

If it is a "stock" photo then a full and complete retraction is in order!

Jim Walker - October 2, 2012 1:06 PM

Fred:

Of course the photo of the dirty kitchen is not the galley of a cruise ship.

Did you read the end of the little blog:

"Wow. Sounds like the kitchen in my college apartment."

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