Carnival Corp has signed an agreement with Napa to supply services and products to its fleet of more than 100 vessels across nine cruise line brands.
This includes Napa’s onboard loading and emergency computers, training certification for Carnival’s CSmart training facility in the Netherlands and future deployments of Napa solutions. The agreement includes installing Napa computers on two more cruise ships.
Carnival is using Napa’s electronic logbooks, voyage reporting and flooding decision support products for its fleets. Some of these products were developed in close co-operation between the two companies.
Crew on Carnival cruise ships use Napa solutions to monitor risks in real-time and improve decision making in an emergency. This is achieved using Napa emergency computers that provide information to crew and managers if there are flooding incidents on board cruise ships.
Napa emergency computers have been installed on all Carnival newbuilds since 2016. Carnival has now begun installing these computers on existing ships, starting with Princess Cruises’ Royal Princess and Regal Princess in 2018 and an agreement has been signed to install them on Carnival Splendor and Carnival Breeze.
Napa Americas sales director Mikko Forss says loading and emergency computers provide key decision support capabilities to ensure safe operations. “Stability management is a core component of passenger vessel operations,” he said.