The Nippon Maru cruise ship has received failing scores after sanitary inspections by the CDC. Photo of Hit1912/Shutterstock
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) inspects cruise ships to see if they have sanitary issues that could put passengers at risk of getting sick.
The vast majority of ships receive passing grades of at least 86 out of 100 points, but a handful have failed for reasons like storing food at improper temperatures and not having sufficient procedures for handling drinking water. The 10 lowest-scoring inspections the CDC has ever conducted fall between 1995 and 2017, though six of them happened over 10 years ago.
Business Insider has posted the top 10 lowest scoring ship inspections. These are the lowest inspection scores the CDC has ever given a cruise ship.