An Inside Look at Royal Caribbean’s Training Center in the Philippines

Oct 02, 2016

Royal Caribbean Cruises is operating a training facility in Maragondon Cavite, Philippines, managed by PHILCAMSAT - Philippine Center for Advanced Maritime Simulation and Training. The company currently employs around 11.000 Filipino crew members working on board the world’s largest cruise ships and plans to hire up to 30.000 Pinoy crew in the following years. Therefore Royal Caribbean is investing in state-of-the-art training facility in Maragondon Cavite. At this point of time Royal Caribbean training facility powered by Philcanmsat is able to train 2000 crew members each month. This is the only training center in Asia accredited by the Belgium Maritime Inspectorate proving the type of quality that is needed by the Maritime industry. Right now up to 90% of Filipino crew members working for Royal Caribbean are coming thru this facility.

Richard Pruitt Vice president of Safety & environmental stewardship for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd said “Our crew members that come from Philippines make 60% of our work force, by far the largest nationality that we have onboard, and it seems it makes a lot of sense to Us that we put world class training Centre in their country near the capital, so that people coming as a new recruits or to renew their basic safety training they can come here.”

Karen Avelino Executive director of Philcamsat said “We have first the basic training. We also do the fire house exercises, and the operations of the rescue boats. But what we have here is that at the end of the training you must be able to do everything."

Take a look the video of behind the scenes and find out how Royal Caribbean trains its crew members in variety of safety onboard exercises’ across their fleet.


An Inside Look at Royal Caribbean's World-Class Training Center in the Philippines from RCL Corporate on Vimeo.