Skip to comments.Luxury cruise line 'hid food in staff cabins' to avoid inspection
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.
The ship failed the inspection, scoring 82 points, just three points below the required 85 for a 'satisfactory' rating.
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Have you seen Staff cabins ,I mean closets
No, but having spent seven years on submarines I’ll bet they’re luxurious.
i had been thinking about using them for Alaska.
Cross one of my list
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.
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!
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...
Come Ralph with us......
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!
Why didn’t they just put it back in the refrigerator?
That you get applauded in of itself is appalling, where ever it happens.
I here what you’re saying.
where ever, lol
“Come Ralph with us...... “
And that’s exactly what I’d do. I get seasick bobbing for apples.
I know you are kidding, or you very wealthy. They are amongst the expensive cruise lines in the world.
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.
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.
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........
This co-worker (female) is VERY picky about everything. Very demanding to work with also. So I know when she raves about something, it has to be good.
She raved about Princess' Diamond Sapphire ship. Loved the food, the staff, service, etc.. Couldn't say enough good things.
Now the last cruise the wife and I were on (22 years ago for our 5th Anniversary) was when Disney still had the "Big Red Boat's." We did a 4 day cruise to the Bahama's.
Couldn't say enough good things about Disney's "big red boat" and the wonderful service we received. (forget the fact that the Bahama's are a ghetto islands.) I just hope the service is as good as Disney's was back then .....
No, not kidding. It was a splurge. I wanted to go with a smaller cruise
It had good reviews....but now ...not so excited about booking with them.
Princess is my personal favorite, and being Italian has nothing to do with it..(eyeroll) I’ve been a fan since it was Sitmar Cruises.. The LOVE BOAT IS MY BOAT.. :)
I saw an old WWII sub movie & the cook had supplies stowed in every nook & cranny of the boat at departure. Is this true?
I'm guessing the cruise ship lacks sufficient, proper storage for all the necessary food for the duration of the voyage. Most ships restock during port calls, but that might be difficult/expensive in Alaska. Management might be trying to keep costs down by stocking stores in the lower 48 where prices are much cheaper than in Alaska.
OTOH, maybe the captain uses the storage room as a man cave or sex dungeon.
I pity the poor crewman who kept a case of Twinkies under his bunk - they are history.
military submarines probably are crammed with food on launch because they stay at sea so long
No, but having spent seven years on submarines Ill bet theyre luxurious.
Another reason why I joined the Air Force about 28 years ago!
Er have they realized the relationship of the Outback and the ocean?
That is quite a splurge.
The big ships don’t really seem all that big when you are on them. I’m sure your cabin will be very nice, but you won’t be spending much time in it.
If you want to sit and watch the ocean, The Hotel Del Coronado is fabulous.
For the price you probably paid, you can take two cruises with Princess and get a suite.
For those wanting a cruise at a deep discount, check out vacationstogo.com
Do you have a restaurant in the greater Houston area?
Try Princess Cruises ships that have a 4.5 star or better rating. You will be pleased with your choice.
Go to vacationstogo.com to find a cruise. Never book way in advance.
If you qualify for an airline discount because you have a child that works for a scheduled airline, check out perx.com if you can go on short notice.
I sold my last of the 23 locations, in 2001.. I am busy writing now, and Cookbooks are my specialty.. Next book.. SOUP, SEX, and the SINGLE MAN, is do in October.. :)
BTW.. I am still active on cruises, as Featured Chef, on 15 separate, quality cruise lines.. I perform 2 shows during a 7 day cruise.. If you ever need any info on a cruise, ping me..
Ah I missed that....It converts in to a land schooner too!
Whats up big boy? :)