The Vessel Sanitation Program (VSP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) assists the cruise ship industry to prevent and control the introduction, transmission, and spread of gastrointestinal (GI) illnesses on cruise ships. VSP operates under the authority of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. Section 264 Quarantine and Inspection Regulations to Control Communicable Diseases).
VSP is part of the National Center for Environmental Health’s Division of Emergency and Environmental Health Services. More about VSP »
2017 and 2018 VSP Seminar Dates – Miami
Infographic showing the eight specific areas inspectors evaluate on ships.
Handwashing recommendations for the cruising public.
Cruise Ship Inspection
Click here to learn about what VSP inspects on ships.
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- Page last updated: July 18, 2017
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