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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.

2015 Seminar Dates

February 25-27Miami
April 22-24Miami
June 17-19Miami
August 12-14Seattle
September 23-25Miami
November 18-20Miami

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Seminar Information and Registration

VSP Seminar Registration Form [PDF - 57 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

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Seminar Locations and Hotel Reservations

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
Contact the Cruise Industry Institute

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