Muster Stations are typically assigned based on the location of a guest's cabin. Guests who have a stateroom in the front of the ship will most likely have a muster station that is in the front of the ship. To find out where your muster station is, try looking on your shipboard card, the back of your cabin door, or ask your stateroom steward.
When the announcement is made to go to your muster station leave the area you are in as soon as possible. If you need your life jacket from your cabin make sure you go to your stateroom to get it. If you are not required to bring your life jacket to the drill, and you do bring your life jacket, you might look strange in front of the other passengers on the ship. As you walk from your cabin to your muster station try to familiarize yourself with the path you are taking.
On some cruise ships muster stations do not have a seat for all guests during the drill. The earlier you arrive to the drill the better your chances of getting a seat are. When there are no seats left the remaining guests will have to stand.
During the muster station drill you should expect to hear the general emergency alarm and many announcements from the ship's captain or cruise director. Most likely there will be a demonstration of how to put on and wear the life jackets and an introduction to the safety features of the life jacket During the muster station drill food, drink, photography, and the use of cell phones are prohibited.
When the muster station drill is over you will hear an announcement and you will be dismissed. Keep in mind that the muster station drill will vary by cruise line and ship. However, all cruise lines have the goal of keeping the guests and crew safe and the muster station drill is a requirement, by law, to insure that safety is priority.