About Us

CSMART, the Center for Simulator Maritime Training, is a newly established maritime training facility located in Almere, Netherlands. Centrally located and adjacent to Amsterdam, our new facility provides easy access to all of Europe’s major airports.

CSMART features the latest state of the art equipment and instructional tools to provide participants with a superior maritime training experience that will foster critical thinking, problem solving, ethical decision making, and confidence. CSMART offers two full mission bridge simulators, six part-task bridge simulators and the ability to simulate fixed propeller and azipod simulation. On the engineering side CSMART offers two full mission Engine Control Rooms with four machinery outstations and 16 part-task Engine Room simulators. Our facility also features large instructional classrooms, meetings rooms and a catering facility.

Certain CSMART courses are accredited by the UK MCA (Maritime and Coastguard Agency) and other regulatory bodies.

The CSMART facility is also available for use by other maritime professional instructors. Contact CSMART to learn more about our facility usage fees.

CSMART is a service mark of Carnival plc. CSMART operates as the Dutch branch of Carnival plc, which is part of the Carnival Corporation & plc group.


Our Mission

CSMART’s mission is to be a leader in delivering high quality professional maritime training.

In support of its mission, CSMART shall:

  • Provide high quality maritime training services for industry-wide safety and excellence.
  • Develop flexible training courses that optimize learning and maximize cost-effectiveness.
  • Research and develop training courses to meet the changing needs of clients within the maritime industry.
  • Provide the latest simulation and training equipment relevant to each course.
  • Use stringent quality assurance criteria to determine the concepts and procedures for our training courses.
  • Ensure that our faculty provides up-to-date, relevant, practical and effective maritime training.

Learn more about the Courses and Services CSMART offers...


CSMART has demonstrated compliance with DNV’s Standard for Certification for Maritime Simulator Centres and was certified by Det Norske Veritas in December 2009.


Certain CSMART courses are accredited by the UK MCA (Maritime and Coastguard Agency) and other regulatory bodies.

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