Our last cruise back in 2018. The muster drill. They had all the handicapped passengers assemble in one venue, off the lobby. As they were showing us how to use the life jackets, I realized, this is all for show. This room is where they intend to kill us. All they have to do is lock the doors and we all go down with the shipb

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Maybe the new muster drill will be less frightening.Surprised

Shocking. But it makes sense to me. After everyone drowns, they'll float to the top in their lifejackets where they can easily be scooped up. No more having to hunt for them. These cruise lines are pretty savvy! Wink


Maybe the new muster drill will be less frightening.Surprised


Aunt Pinkie, please think about what you just said: Why on earth would they want to make it 'less frightening'?

I'm just waiting for them to start charging a 20% mandatory 'gratuity' for providing the information which is required if you want to cruise.

Don’t be giving them any ideas!

I think we're ALL losing our minds... I just downloaded the CARNIVAL HUB APP....granted I'm not familiar playing with it. and can't be till I get a full dose of it onboard...BUT...if you think I'm walking around all day with a cell phone on a effing cruise ship, well......

I'd love to hear from some folks who have dealt with it.....instead of those ever so complicated dailies,,,or ordering a drink ,,,gasp...from a bartender...or looking at a menu when you get there, or wander past during the day...and so on and so forth...

To further muddy the waters, there's a couple more I need to do...mebbe NCL is head hurts....again....yeh BILGE I know.....get 2-3 more shots....

The muster drill was nothing but a huge PITA. at least in the old days you WENT to your muster station OUTSIDE. If it was hot , TDB...and they'd wait for stragglers, who would strolllll over, drink in hand....grrrrrrrrr...then they "simplified it"...sent you to the theatre or some there you is, ship on fire or sinking, and you go to.......the theatre.......riiiiight....then they figured a way to put it on your cell phone....THIS I gotta experience...or if some one who has done it would describe it in glowing detail, that would be nize,,,,

Speaking of REMEMBERING....and those "dailies"...yknow, the ones you'd find neatly on your bed in the evening, (next to your towel critter.....) so you could walk around with em in your hip pocket...why remember anything?

I have used the Princess app (probably about the same as any other line's app) before - once onboard you really don't need it unless you want it. You can order your drinks at the bar or on the app - your choice. The daily "newspaper" can be accessed via the tv or the app (I don't think they print them anymore) or you can use the app to locate your sailing partner (or not).

Everything on the app is also on various kiosks throughout the ship.

I remember when the muster drills were conducted OUTSIDE and they made us wear the life jackets! I felt like a Teletubby every time I had to do it!

I remember those days and how you had to go to your cabin to find the life jackets before heading to your muster station. Worst yet most of the time the life boat muster stations were on what would now be considered the Sun deck on most ships. In other words on nearly the top most deck without any overhang for any chance of weather protection.

And during muster, despite repeated warnings, someone would always start blowing their whistle!


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