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 inspection score, learning about proper handwashing techniques, learning about ways to limit the spread of acute gastroenteritis, and much more.

Public Health Professionals

Public health professionals can find information about VSP inspections, gastrointestinal illness surveillance protocols, a selected bibliography, and publications including the current VSP Operations Manual and VSP Construction Guidelines.

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.

Contact Information

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

Media inquiries:


U.S. Mail:
Vessel Sanitation Program
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
4770 Buford Highway, F-58
Atlanta, GA 30341

Telephone numbers: (800) 323-2132 or (770) 488-7070

FAX: (954) 356-6671

Page last reviewed: June 2, 2020