The Carnival Cruise Line ship "Fantasy" has earned one of the company's worst sanitary inspection reports ever, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Inspectors with the agency investigating the 855-foot ship last month detailed dozens of issues, including a salad bar with "no less than 15 small flies" on bagels and breads, medical center shower hoses that put out brown water and "soiled" cups and bowls on a building stand designed for clean dishes.
The report also documented cases of intestinal infections among employees that were not handled properly.
"Fantasy" scored a failing 77 out of 1
Other cruise lines made it worse, with some ships earning marks in the 50's and 60's. a Japanese ship 36.
In a statement, Carnival said that the results of the "Fantasy" inspection "do not reflect our robust standards and dedicated commitment to the health and safety of our guests."
The statement added that the company had already implemented corrective measures and asked the authorities to re-inspect the ship.
However, the company's "corrective action" had not yet been sent to the CDC on Monday.
"Fantasy," based in the Port of Alabama, Alabama, can carry more than 2,000 passengers and has more than 1,000 states, according to the company.