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In Jan on the Glory they ticked off our name and cabin during the muster drill.
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People might pay a bit more attention to the drills now.

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People might pay a bit more attention to the drills now.

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You would hope! But none of it does any good if the Captain doesnt call to Abandon ship! And isnt it funny how peoples attidues change? Now all everyone talks about are better saftey measures and better drills
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Even after flying close to a million miles over the years I still count the number of rows forward and aft of me to the exits every time I get on the plane. I really don't pay attention about how to put on the oxygen mask or how to buckle my seat belt. It always scrares me that there are people out there who may not know how to buckle a seat belt.

I also reach under my seat to make sure there is a floatation device. After that I just go into my "zone" and fall asleep. It makes the flight go much faster.

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Each shipping company has their own way of doing drill, some you report to muster with your life jacket others you don't. Some muster in the lounges some on open deck.
The thing that is being missed is no matter how many drills you have for passengers when something really happens people are not in the right place, the ship does not burn as the book says, it does not stay upright as planned and some fool puts an iceberg in the middle of the Caribbean without permission or a rock in the way when the Captain takes the ship on a joy ride.
A life jacket will only keep your body afloat, it will not keep you warm.
They are not designed for jumping from a great hight 4.5 mtrs about 15 feet not from the height of a modern cruise ships promenade deck.
What the muster drill is really about is training the crew in what to do with a lot of people who need to be marshaled into places that they can then use to evacuate them from to the available life boats/rafts.
The life jacket in your cabin has numbers on it, from those you have a good idea if the worst comes to the worst of who is wearing the jacket, remember many will have no papers with them.
There are plenty of lifejackets at the muster stations.
The bottom line is life jacket or no life jacket you need to know where to go to get help and the crew need to practice how to deal with all those people in the event of an emergency.
The recent problem with the Costa Concordia was made worse by a Captain who was in denial of what he had done with his ship and should not be taken as the normal.
If you tune in to channel four UK TV on Tuesday night at 20.00 local UK time there is going to be a program about the recent sinking.
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I have to agree that its wrong to hide in your cabin during the drills. I mean really if you cant follow the ships rules you should not be on it. Let's be glad that they have the drills. I have been on many cruise my self and do the drills all the time. Even though I have noticed over the years there less and less intense it is still required I think that cruise lines should make us go through a scanner with our ship and sail cards for the drills.
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People may pay more attention to the drills now but six moths from now likely not as much .
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People may pay more attention to the drills now but six moths from now likely not as much .
I agree 100% actually I would be surprised if it took that long!
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I am a registered nurse and have to re-certify my CPR every 2 years and my own hospitals requirements every year. I am grateful for the refresher to know what to do in an emergency. I would think that this couple is not in the same cabin on the same ship every time so it only benefits them and other passengers. What is 30 minutes out of a 7 day, 100080 minute cruise.
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required or not i will be at the muster station when "recommended". I want to know what to do in the event of an emergency. better safe than sorry.
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I am a registered nurse and have to re-certify my CPR every 2 years and my own hospitals requirements every year. I am grateful for the refresher to know what to do in an emergency. I would think that this couple is not in the same cabin on the same ship every time so it only benefits them and other passengers. What is 30 minutes out of a 7 day, 100080 minute cruise.
My wife was a hospital RN for 30+ years and never had to take a CPR course.
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My wife was a hospital RN for 30+ years and never had to take a CPR course.
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what kind of hospital did not have their staff take refresher courses

My neighbour is an ER nurse and has to take some refresher courses
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what kind of hospital did not have their staff take refresher courses

My neighbour is an ER nurse and has to take some refresher courses

One of the largest (patient beds ) in NYC
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My wife was a hospital RN for 30+ years and never had to take a CPR course.
You're saying your wife was a nurse for over 30 years and didn't know CPR?
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My wife was a hospital RN for 30+ years and never had to take a CPR course.
I'd like to know the name of that hospital so I can avoid it.

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Regardless of whether or not it's required to attend safety drills and muster, I still think it is wise to always attend. They don't take that much time and you may learn some new and potentially useful information, even if you think you know everything there is to know.
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I returned from my first Disney cruise last week. I did attend boat drill and they took the roll call electronically. A crew member had an iPod type device that had names and cabin number AND muster location. Pretty easy and fast way to do it...didn't take any time at all...she missed us initially so called out our cabin number, but I believe we were the only ones. She got the data from cards as they showed them or quietly asking as pax arrived...didn't make a big deal of it.
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As far as the muster drill goes, I feel like Nike. "Just do it",
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With over 115 total cruises, I can only remember skipping the safety drill ONCE! That was on the second leg of a Back-to-Back, and the cabin steward ask me if I'd prefer to stay in the cabin, since I'd just been to the drill the week before. Of course, I responded with a resounding "YES", and he "checked me off" his list. No Problem!

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With over 115 total cruises, I can only remember skipping the safety drill ONCE! That was on the second leg of a Back-to-Back, and the cabin steward ask me if I'd prefer to stay in the cabin, since I'd just been to the drill the week before. Of course, I responded with a resounding "YES", and he "checked me off" his list. No Problem!

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That’s what I was wondering about Skymaster! We just waved Bon Voyage to family leaving on the Carnival Legend and we saw several people on their balconies during the drill. Thought that was odd and wrong at the same time.

I think it sends a wrong message to those watching from the pier who might not have cruised before to say that its okay to skip out on the drill (even though they have permission). The people on the pier don’t know that. Perhaps the policy for those on back to backs should be to stay off of the balconies or outside decks where you can be seen from the pier? I know that sounds harsh but as others have said, it’s only for about 30 minutes or so.
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I am Elite with several cruise lines and always I follow the instructions of the cruise lines concerning all regulations, however, I have been told that I was not required to attend the muster drill on several B2B cruises, providing I did not change cabins.
I have recently learned that the cruise line can disembark you at a port, if you fail to complete the muster drill. Better safe than sorry.
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Don’t let these know-it-alls get to you! You’ll find them in most of your travels. Much like the ones reading the papers when the flight crew is demonstrating how to use the life vest.
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So i was talking with a couple today and told them my dad and i are going on a cruise in like 25 days. Well this couple went on to tell me how they skip the drills because they cruise 4-5 times a year and know everything there is to know so they hide out in there rooms. Now these people would be the first ones to sue a Cruise line if something were to happen! I hate i hate i hate egotistical know it alls.
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Regardless of how many times I have cruised I always go to the drill. There could be something new and I want to know about it.


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