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Luxury cruise line 'hid food in staff cabins' to avoid inspection
Travel Mole ^ | Thursday 25th July 2013

Posted on 07/25/2013 11:58:24 AM PDT by Pan_Yan

Staff on one of the world's most luxurious cruise lines hid more than 15 trolleys of food in cabins to try to avoid it being seen by health protection officers, according to a report into a sudden inspection carried out on board Silversea's Silver Shadow in June.

The damning report claimed staff had tried to hide cooked and raw food, including raw meat, cheeses and vegetables as well as kitchen equipment in over 10 cabins shared by two or three galley crew members.

Health inspection officers working for the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, who'd boarded the ship for a surprise inspection, poured concentrated chlorine liquid over all the discarded foods to make sure it wouldn't be eaten.

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The ship failed the inspection, scoring 82 points, just three points below the required 85 for a 'satisfactory' rating.

(Excerpt) Read more at travelmole.com ...


TOPICS: Food; Travel
KEYWORDS: cdc; corruption; cruise; fraud; healthinspection; silversea
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Happened at a port stop in Alaska. Kitchen must be pretty clean if you can have meat and cheese stored at room temperature in someone's cabin and still get an 82 out of 100.
1 posted on 07/25/2013 11:58:24 AM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

Have you seen Staff cabins ,I mean closets


2 posted on 07/25/2013 12:00:12 PM PDT by molson209
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No, but having spent seven years on submarines I’ll bet they’re luxurious.


3 posted on 07/25/2013 12:01:58 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (I believe in God. All else is dubious.)
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i had been thinking about using them for Alaska.

Cross one of my list


4 posted on 07/25/2013 12:16:01 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Pan_Yan

I bet they are (compaired to submarines!!!)

I toured a sub that is harbored here in Buffalo- there were 10 of us on a tour through it, and it seemed cramped- when he told me it held a crew of 30 and would be under water for months at a time I almost freaked!!

I can’t imagine how you do it, my man- you got bigger balls than I have.


5 posted on 07/25/2013 12:21:34 PM PDT by Mr. K (4 election)
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We should have these guys look for those people no one can find from Benghazi. And these inspectors carry around bottles of concentrated chlorine bleach? Send them to Syria!


6 posted on 07/25/2013 12:23:50 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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Devastating PR to a top tiered Cruise Line.. I’m guessing this is not an inside job known only to a few crew.. The Chef and management would have to know this, the food is inventoried.. This is a stupid move on so many levels.. As a professional, I am applauded to here this...


7 posted on 07/25/2013 12:33:01 PM PDT by carlo3b (Speechless in Sugar Land)
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"Spectacular New Zealand fiords and Australia’s Outback are but two of the unforgettable destinations encountered aboard Silver Shadow cruises during 2013. In late February Silver Shadow travels to Asia to explore the wonders of the Far East until it’s time once again to spend the warmer months surrounded by the majesty of Alaska. Come fall, it’s back to Japan, China and a series of 9-day Vietnam cruises. In December, sailings around Australia and New Zealand are highlighted by a 15-day holiday cruise between Sydney and Auckland."

Come Ralph with us......

8 posted on 07/25/2013 12:33:49 PM PDT by Average Al
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i had been thinking about using them for Alaska.

I'm headed for Alaska Saturday morning, taking a cruise ship out of Vancouver up to (near) Anchorage.

Had to read the article to make sure it's not the cruise line I'm taking!

9 posted on 07/25/2013 12:35:54 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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Why didn’t they just put it back in the refrigerator?


10 posted on 07/25/2013 12:47:00 PM PDT by Venturer
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I am applauded to here this...

That you get applauded in of itself is appalling, where ever it happens.

11 posted on 07/25/2013 12:48:36 PM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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I here what you’re saying.


12 posted on 07/25/2013 12:52:27 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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where ever, lol


13 posted on 07/25/2013 12:55:24 PM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: Average Al

“Come Ralph with us...... “

And that’s exactly what I’d do. I get seasick bobbing for apples.


14 posted on 07/25/2013 1:01:03 PM PDT by Ronald_Magnus
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concentrated chlorine liquid

Bleach?

15 posted on 07/25/2013 1:12:06 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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i had been thinking about using them for Alaska.
Cross one of my list

I know you are kidding, or you very wealthy. They are amongst the expensive cruise lines in the world.

16 posted on 07/25/2013 1:23:27 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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I have always found Princess Cruise line to be very fairly priced for what you get. A higher than average product at a modest price.


17 posted on 07/25/2013 1:26:10 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: usconservative

Have a great time. Alaska is the most popular cruise destination in the world. Every day, there are 6-7 ships that depart Seattle/Vancouver for Alaska or the other way around.


18 posted on 07/25/2013 1:28:27 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: Ronald_Magnus
When my wife talks about a cruise I envision a bobbing portapotti on the water.
19 posted on 07/25/2013 1:43:01 PM PDT by Average Al
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We'll be on the Princess Diamond Sapphire departing out of Vancouver Saturday at 4pm. Really looking forward to seeing Alaska.

This trip is my wife's birthday present. She's been wanting to go for several years now, the past few I've had some health issues that have preventing me from going.

When we booked this trip back in January, it was with the hope that I'd be healthy enough to make it. I'm literally counting the hours until we board the plane to Vancouver........

20 posted on 07/25/2013 1:55:44 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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