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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
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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To: molson209

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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To: Pan_Yan

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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To: Pan_Yan

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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To: Pan_Yan

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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To: Pan_Yan
"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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To: RummyChick
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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To: Pan_Yan

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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To: carlo3b
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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To: going hot

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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To: steve86

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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To: Pan_Yan
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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To: RummyChick
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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To: carlo3b

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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To: SeaHawkFan
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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To: SeaHawkFan
One of my co-workers was in Alaska 3 weeks ago, ironically on the very same ship I'll be on starting Saturday.

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 .....

21 posted on 07/25/2013 2:02:41 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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To: SeaHawkFan

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.


22 posted on 07/25/2013 2:21:59 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: SeaHawkFan

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.. :)


23 posted on 07/25/2013 2:48:22 PM PDT by carlo3b (Speechless in Sugar Land)
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To: Pan_Yan
You might can answer this:

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.

24 posted on 07/25/2013 4:33:56 PM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: Mister Da

military submarines probably are crammed with food on launch because they stay at sea so long


25 posted on 07/25/2013 4:35:58 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Pan_Yan

No, but having spent seven years on submarines I’ll bet they’re luxurious.


Another reason why I joined the Air Force about 28 years ago!


26 posted on 07/25/2013 4:41:33 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: Mister Da
Floor of berthing was lined with cans, square five gallon containers of flour and coffee (grade B) stuffed in the main engine frames, and that was on a modern 688 class boat. If you had a bottom bunk you could literally roll right from your mattress to the one across from you (which is why it was important to put the straps up).
27 posted on 07/25/2013 4:42:42 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (I believe in God. All else is dubious.)
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To: Average Al
"Spectacular New Zealand fiords and Australia’s Outback are but two of the unforgettable destinations encountered aboard Silver Shadow cruises during 2013.

Er have they realized the relationship of the Outback and the ocean?

28 posted on 07/25/2013 5:23:14 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Rules are for the guidance of wise men and the blind obedience of fools - Solon, Lawmaker of Athens)
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To: RummyChick

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


29 posted on 07/25/2013 5:39:15 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: carlo3b

Do you have a restaurant in the greater Houston area?


30 posted on 07/25/2013 5:40:43 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: RummyChick

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.


31 posted on 07/25/2013 5:50:25 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: SeaHawkFan

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.. :)


32 posted on 07/25/2013 6:03:11 PM PDT by carlo3b (Speechless in Sugar Land)
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To: SeaHawkFan

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..


33 posted on 07/25/2013 6:10:26 PM PDT by carlo3b (Speechless in Sugar Land)
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To: carlo3b

Ping


34 posted on 07/25/2013 6:21:58 PM PDT by KevinB (A country that would elect Barack Obama president twice is no longer worth fighting for.)
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To: Oztrich Boy
"Er have they realized the relationship of the Outback and the ocean?"

Ah I missed that....It converts in to a land schooner too!

35 posted on 07/25/2013 6:40:08 PM PDT by Average Al
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To: KevinB

Whats up big boy? :)


36 posted on 07/25/2013 9:13:54 PM PDT by carlo3b (Speechless in Sugar Land)
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