U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

How many passengers got sick on cruises leaving Baltimore? The CDC has an answer for that and more.

How many passengers got sick on cruises leaving Baltimore? The CDC has an answer for that and more.

Even the saltiest of sea dogs can be prone to bouts of illness aboard cruise ships, but Maryland vacationers may take comfort in knowing the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention closely monitors health standards on commercial ships.

Much like restaurants, cruise ships — including those that sail in and out of the Port of Baltimore — are required to undergo sanitation inspections to determine how well crews are maintaining health standards for passengers.

Here’s what you need to know before setting sail:

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