Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Carnival Corp. building new maritime training center

Carnival Corp. building new maritime training centre

By Jerry Limone

Carnival Corp. will construct a training facility for deck and technical officers in Almere, Netherlands. 

The company already has a maritime training centre in Almere, the Centre for Simulator Maritime Training (CSMART). The new CSMART will be three times larger, according to Carnival Corp.

Construction is scheduled to start next year, and a 2016 opening is planned.

The facility will serve 6,500 deck and technical officers per year from all nine of Carnival Corp.’s cruise brand, the company said. 

Carnival said it worked with Dutch company Amvest Vastgoed to purchase the seven-acre property.