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VSP Seminar Training

The Vessel Sanitation Program (VSP) seminars are specifically designed for the cruise ship industry on public health practices that are important for protection of cruise ship passengers and crew. The training is largely based on criteria from the VSP 2011 Operations Manual [PDF – 4.88 MB] and other public health resources.

The 2.5-day seminar provides lectures, interactive exercises, and practical hands-on sessions for management personnel from cruise ships that are a part of VSP. Seminars are led by the VSP Environmental Health Officers who conduct the twice-yearly unannounced inspections.

Students structure each session with their questions about the public health principles in the operations manual. The seminar format also allows for more-informal information exchanges outside of class time.

Combined Operations sessions on the first day provide opportunities to discuss topics that overlap with cruise ship operations. Hotel Operations sessions and Technical Operations sessions are offered concurrently on the last day and a half.

Seminar enrollment is limited to attendees from cruise lines that are part of VSP. Class sizes are limited to maximize opportunities for seminar participation.

2014 Seminar Dates

DatesLocation
February 5-7Miami
April 16-18Miami
June 11-13Miami
August 13-15Seattle
September 24-26Miami
November 12-14Miami

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Seminar Information and Registration

VSP Seminar Registration Form [PDF - 998 KB]

For detailed information on VSP seminar logistics and registration, contact:
The Cruise Industry Institute
7881 Canyon Lake Circle
Orlando, FL 32835 USA
Phone: 407-271-4286
Direct: 407-808-8210
FAX: 407-286-0850
Email: cii@gate.net

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Seminar Locations and Hotel Reservations

 
Miami
Seattle
Hotel Contact InformationThe Doubletree Grand Hotel
1717 North Bayshore Dr
Miami, FL 33132 USA
Hotel phone:(305) 372-0313
Contact the Cruise Industry Institute
Reservation ContactJessica Rosario
Direct phone: (305) 523-3305
Email: Jessica.Rosario@hilton.com
Contact the Cruise Industry Institute

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