The number of cruise ships failing health and safety inspections hits 10-year high

In 2018, cruise ships may need to clean up their act.

More cruise ships failed health inspections in 2017 than in any year in the past decade, a MarketWatch analysis of reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found. Last year, there were 14 instances in which a cruise ship failed a health inspection. One ship, operated by Ferries Del Caribe, failed inspections on two separate occasions. Only half of the ships have been re-inspected following their failing grade and received a passing score thus far, per the CDC’s website.

The violations that can contribute to a failing grade range in severity.

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