The Information In The Drill May Save Your Life
One of the biggest complaints cruisers have about the muster station drill is about the time spent attending the drill. However, this small amount of time spent during the cruise has the capability to save your life later. It is often hard to imagine an emergency occurring, but it can and has happened in the past. In a real emergency it won't matter how much time you spent at the pool, in the SPA, or playing games. What will matter is what you learned in the cruise's muster station drill and how you use the information. Cruise lines will often use the muster station drill to discuss emergency alarms, procedures, where to go when an emergency occurs, and how to put on your lifejacket. Nearly all cruises go by and nothing bad happens, but you don't want to be the person that manages to skip the muster station drill and then a real emergency occurs. Please attend the muster station drill, listen, and then enjoy the rest of your cruise.
If You Are Caught Skipping The Drill You Risk Being Kicked Off The Ship
Thinking about locking yourself in your stateroom, hiding under the bed, or locking yourself in your stateroom's bathroom? Most cruise lines have staff or stateroom stewards complete a full sweep of staterooms and balconies during the muster station drill. If you are caught (and most likely you would be) you risk a variety of consequences. The best consequence that could happen is the crew escorts you to your muster station. The worst that could happen is you are forced to disembark the ship without getting a refund. You also run the risk of being fined by the coast guard or local government. Don't put your cruise or your pocketbook in jeopardy because you want to skip the muster station drill. Just attend the drill and pretend it is fun.
Make The Muster Station Drill A Tradition Each Time You Cruise
After cruising a few times, my attitude towards the muster station drill has changed. I went from hating the drill to enjoying the drill because it is a part of each cruise. Today I look forward to the muster station drill because I know I am on a cruise and afterwards the fun will officially begin.
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