DVCruise
Contributor Level: Captain

Making Friends in the Muster Station

Best glimpse of what your fellow passengers are like is how they behave in the Muster Drill.  There are those who are relaxed and sitting patiently waiting for the drill to begin - there are those who are complaining loudly about what a waste of time it is, when is it going to start.  There are those who seem timid and afraid.  There are those who are sitting alone; those with a large group. Those listening attentively, those still plugged into their phone.

I know which ones I want to meet ... do you?

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There are those who are relaxed and sitting patiently waiting for the drill to begin. 

noname111
Contributor Level: Captain

Agree with you as to character types that show themselves at safety briefings. 

As for who we might want to meet. That is another thing entirely.  We cruise to spend more time with each other. While we are social at dinner, we aren't looking to make new BFFs on a cruise.  We have had a couple experiences with cling-ons in the past so opt to avoid getting too chummy with anyone.

OldGreyWolf
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

Don't usually have the opportunity to sit quietly waiting as most times (all but once) our muster drill was outside on deck 7 just below the lifeboats with no available seating. So in those cases it is more a matter of standing quietly biding our time and making quiet small talk with our neighbours while waiting.

JusMe
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

I'll talk to anyone,  young,  old, quiet or loud....... I'm on a cruise with them,  not in a relationship.  People watching can be fun. 

meghad23
Contributor Level: Captain

My last drill there was a girl who was sitting on a lap of an older man and looked too close... I think it was a father/daughter... I'm good not co mingling... Thanks!

cruznjan
Contributor Level: Staff Captain

On our last cruise I was talking with the lady standing next to me, and it turned out we were in the same roll call.

cruznjan
Contributor Level: Staff Captain

On our last cruise I was talking with the lady standing next to me during muster, and it turned out we were in the same roll call.

JusMe
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

 

He may not have been her father,  but he may have been her Daddy Wink

 

WeCruiseToo
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

I thought there was supposed to be no talking during the muster drill? Big Smile

BonMike
Contributor Level: Captain

That's how we've been instructed too, and paying attention to what's going on during the drill means we aren't people watching either, except for the backs of the heads in front of us. 

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