Costa Atlantica has arrived in North America for its fall and winter season beginning with a series of Canada and New England cruises. On its first call of the season into New York, the US CDC performed a surprise sanitation inspection and the ship scored a perfect 100%.
This is actually the third time Costa Atlantica has attained the top score. The first was in 2001, and that time was the first perfect score for Costa. Costa Atlantica repeated the score in 2005. Overall, Costa has scored 100 six times in the cruise line's history. The surprise inspections are conducted by the Coast Guard on each ship twice a year when the ship is calling at US ports.
After the fall series in the Northeast US and Canada, Costa Atlantica will reposition to the Caribbean for the winter cruises from Ft. Lauderdale.