* Going Dutch
Carnival Corp today finalized the purchase of 7-acre parcel of land outside Amsterdam (in Almere) for a new training facility for all nine of their brands and outside customers. It will annually provide initial and recurrent training for some 6,500 deck and technical officers.
The new facility, which is scheduled to open in 2016, will be three times larger than the current CSMART (Center for Simulator Maritime Training) facility Carnival began operating in Almere in 2009.
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