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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.

2016 Seminar Dates

Dates Location
February 17-19 Miami
April 20-22 Miami
June 1-3 Miami
August 17-19 Miami
September 28-30 Miami
November 16-18 Miami
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Seminar Information and Registration

VSP Seminar Registration Form [PDF - 312 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 Information The Doubletree Grand Hotel
1717 North Bayshore Dr
Miami, FL 33132 USA
Hotel phone:(305) 372-0313
Contact the Cruise Industry Institute
Reservation Contact Jessica Rosario
Direct phone: (305) 523-3305
Contact the Cruise Industry Institute
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