Muster Station H

Does anyone know where this station is located on this ship?   This is my first time cruising and I know i can find all this out on the ship.   I like being prepared beforehand.   I also have heard that its a must (requirement) to do the muster stuff.  I also heard not everyone attends them.  Any info or thoughts are appreciated.  Thanks

Tags: Carnival Cruise Lines Carnival Freedom

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You didn't mention which ship ... It is not only a requirement but they will hunt you down and make you attend if you are a no show.  Personally, I think it is extremely important for everyone to be aware of what to do in the event of an emergency and a few minutes out of your day is well worth it!

Attending the Muster Drill is mandatory and rooms are checked if guests are missing. The ship will not leave the home port until after the drill, so if people are missing, and the rooms all have to be checked, it means the partying can't start. Everything shuts down during the drill. You learn what to do and where to go in an emergency situation, so that's why it's so important - could really be a matter of life or death.

Your sign and sail card will have your muster station on it, and the map on the back of your room door will show you where to go. Also, any crew member will be able to direct you if you are not sure.

You didn't mention which ship you will be on, but I hope you have a great time.

From the tags on your post, I believe you are on the Carnival Freedom? 

You can Google "Muster Station H Carnival Freedom".  Sometimes a past passenger will post information/pics about their muster station.  I'm like you--I like to know things beforehand.  We always go find our station before the drill and make a point of being at least on the same deck 15-20 min before time.  They shut down the elevators and the stairs can get very crowded when everyone is trying to get where they are supposed to be.

On our last cruise on the Carnival Sensation, close to 30 folks decided to skip muster drill.  Their cabin numbers were announced at the end of the drill (which was longer than usual thanks to the hunt for those folks).  They were "invited" (read "required") to attend a special make up muster drill which was held during sail-away.  Sort of made standing nose to armpit at the muster station for an extended period of time worth it for the rest of us Big Smile  If they failed to attend that session, they would have been enjoying an extended visit in our first port of call, the lovely Freeport, trying to get home at their own expense.

Oh I thought it showed the ship since I had to select it before posting.  It's for the carnival freedom.

Yes it was for the freedom.  I tried searching  it and couldn't get any good results.  No big deal.  I had planned on doing exactly what you said about being early and on the same deck.  Thanks for the info.

Why are you asking this now ?    When you're on board all the info will be given to you as to where you need to report.  

2 months before the cruise and they want to know where to muster !  Why not just grab a life vest and run out onto the back deck a few times for practice.

 

Honestly, you should be making sure your paperwork is in order and easily accessible.  Getting info on what to pack, and perusing excursions and shipboard activities.   Not worrying where the muster station is.

 

sorry to be snarky, but you should be looking forward to enjoying your cruise. Not preparing for an emergency onboard.

The muster drill is a waste of time as panic will set in, and if the ship sinks and it will be a dog eat dog situation.They say women and children first, but with the transgender issues who knows who is male or female.  The U S coast guard requires muster.  Carnival is cracking down on muster skippers as they scan your card while you are standing there drooling at the females dressed in their life jackets.  They get the drifters and escorts them to the theatre and makes them watch a video.

As everyone has mentioned, the muster drill is required for everyone!  You may not skip it even if you have been on the ship a dozen times. The main message is the same, but often there is a small change-up.  Carnival no longer requires you to wear you life jacket to the drill, and for this I am most thankful.  You will be directed by crew members to your station and it will be easy to find it.  Relax, it is impossible to know everything before the cruise, let the experience be stress free.  I understand the desire to be as prepared as possible and it sounds as if you are researching everything.  Good for you.  Be sure to read the contract to avoid unwelcome surprises. I agree with BAK, be sure all the paperwork is in done (don't leave it at home on your counter, yes it has been done).  I suggest a "packing list" for all the essentials and then enjoy the adventure.

The purpose of a muster drill is to ensure that people will know how to get to their muster stations in the event of an emergency without the panic. Passengers can be ordered to the muster stations for a variety of reasons, not only if the ship is sinking. "Women and Children First" does not exist, so your insulting reference to transgender people is irrelevant. Additionally, your comment about "standing there drooling at the females dressed in their life jackets" is extremely sexist and downright rude. Perhaps you could gain a bit of knowledge if you paid attention to the material presented during the musters.

Dam BD!  Ouch!  Nice serve....

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