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VSP Seminar Training

The Vessel Sanitation Program (VSP) seminars are designed for the cruise ship industry to address public health practices that are important for protection of cruise ship passengers and crew. Only attendees from cruise lines that are part of VSP can sign up for seminars. Class sizes are limited to maximize opportunities for seminar participation.

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. The training is based on criteria from the current VSP Operations Manual[PDF-4.88mb] and other public health resources.

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.

2018 Seminar Dates

  • January 24-26, Miami
  • April 4-6, Miami
  • May 30-June 1, Miami
  • August 8-10, Miami
  • September 26-28, Miami
  • November 14-16, Miami

2018 Seminar Information and Registration

Email for registration forms and hotel information for the 2018 seminars.

For detailed information on VSP seminar logistics, 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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2018 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

Reservation Contact

Jessica Rosario
Direct phone: (305) 523-3305

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