Over the last couple of years, RLSS UK has forged a strong working relationship with Carnival UK.

Owners of iconic brands such as P&O Cruises and Cunard, Carnival UK’s owners Carnival Corporation, are leaders in contemporary cruising, boasting 85 per cent of the world’s cruise passengers.

Carnival Corporation prides itself on offering some of the most exciting, varied and adaptable cruise choices on the market, to suit every budget and cultural preference.

As part of their ongoing commitment to their guests, Carnival UK continues to employ RLSS UK Trainer Assessors to train crew throughout their fleet, in water safety and CPR.

With each ship typically featuring three swimming pools (or more!), RLSS UK have now trained over 3000 crew working around swimming pools, in basic knowledge of casualty identification and using ship safety equipment to perform a rescue.

An additional 2000 crew have been awarded a Level 3 Award in Basic Life Support for Adults, Children and Infants (including drowning), to ensure more crew can provide vital CPR whilst the ship’s medical team make their way to the scene.

In 2018, RLSS UK introduced the National Rescue Award for Swimming Teachers and Coaches (NRASTC), with the specific goal of adding aquafit classes in their schedule, aboard P&O cruise ships. We are delighted to see this continue into 2019.

Elsewhere in their brand portfolio, Carnival are ensuring their Pool Supervisors for P&O Cruises and Cunard Cruises are specifically trained in responding to aquatic emergencies. Willing and confidently supporting parents in supervising their children at peak times, Pool Supervisors can also be quickly deployed to respond to any unforeseen incident which may require immediate assistance.

"We are thrilled to have worked with Carnival UK for the past two years and are excited to continue this relationship into the future,” said Jo Talbot, RLSS UK’s Director of Commercial Operations.

“As the UK’s leading provider of drowning prevention and water safety training, working with a global leisure operator feels like a very natural partnership, as they share our passion for people enjoying the water safely.

“Carnival guests recognise the brand as being synonymous with a compelling holiday experience, offering something for everyone in a safe and enjoyable environment. We are proud to be associated with upholding this well-deserved reputation.”