Mobile’s Carnival Fantasy Dirtiest Cruise Ship, Says CDC

Carnival Fantasy cruise ship docked at Cozumel, Mexico.

The Carnival Fantasy, the Carnival cruise ship home-ported in Mobile, was given the lowest cleanliness report of all cruise ships by the most recent inspections of the Centers for Disease Control. The ship scored 77 out of 100, with a score of 86 being considered “satisfactory.”

“The inspector noted brown water discharged from two shower hoses in the medical center,” noted the most recent inspection report. “Medical crew reported these shower hoses were not used often. A crew member confirmed that they see brown water in their shower that is used at least twice daily. Potable water crew were unaware of the current issue. Crew noted the water had been tested in past but that it was not recent.”

The report included 44 violations of CDC cruise ship standards, from low chlorine levels in the waterpark pool to lack of stainless-steel surfaces for food preparation in the sushi bar.

Scores and reports for the Fantasy and other ships regularly inspected by the CDC can be seen at this CDC web page.

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