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Health Education and Public Information

Cruise Ship Travelers

The cruising public can take a proactive approach to staying healthy on vacation by finding out a ship’s sanitation score, learning about proper handwashing techniques, learning about disease threats including norovirus, and much more.

Public Health Professionals

Public health professionals can find information about our inspections, gastrointestinal illness surveillance protocols, and publications, including the VSP 2011 Operations Manual [PDF - 4.88 MB], VSP 2011 Construction Guidelines [PDF - 2.9 MB], and studies about outbreaks on cruise ships.

Cruise Ship Industry

Cruise ship employees can find information about inspection scores, variance requests, training dates, outbreak investigation summaries and operational inspection requirements, and ship construction recommendations.

For More Information

If you’re looking for more information, please contact us by any of the following methods:


U.S. Mail:

Vessel Sanitation Program
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
4770 Buford Highway, F-58
Atlanta, GA 30341


Vessel Sanitation Program
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1850 Eller Drive, Suite 101
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Telephone numbers:

(800) 323-2132
(770) 488-7070
(954) 356-6650


(770) 488-4127
(954) 356-6671
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