Margaritaville at Sea Paradise ship fails CDC inspection with numerous violations

   May 18, 2024 ,   Accidents

The cruise ship Margaritaville at Sea Paradise didn't pass the USPH inspection conducted by CDC (US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).

The inspection on May 1 revealed numerous deficiencies across 65 different areas, resulting in a failing score of 83%, which is below the required 86% for passing.

The CDC report highlighted several critical issues, including deficiencies in food preparation areas for both guests and crew, inadequate food storage practices, substandard cleaning procedures, pool maintenance lapses, plumbing problems, and cleanliness issues within the medical facility.

Specific violations included overcrowding in whirlpools and multiple infractions related to potable water lines servicing vital areas such as the medical facility, garbage room, and engine room, including blocked vents, improper markings, and significant corrosion.

Additionally, the inspection found that crew members were insufficiently trained in food safety, particularly in the correct use of antimicrobial solutions for cleaning produce.

Temperature control was another major concern, with several freezers, coolers, and deep fat fryers either failing to maintain required temperatures or being out of service entirely. The proper maintenance of these appliances, even when not in use, is a critical criterion for the inspection, which was not met.

For more Margaritaville Paradise incidents and accidents see the ship's CruiseMinus page.