What do you think of this Royal Caribbean/Celebrity muster drill video?

I sailed Symphony of the Seas the week before last, and thought the muster drill video was overly long and kind of cheesy for a safety drill that is mandated by the government. I just found out that it's the same video they use for Celebrity and I'm pretty sure the rest of the Royal fleet, too. They just change out the aerial views based on the ship you're sailing.

I have heard mixed opinions about this. There were crew members that were at the safety drill with life jackets, so I thought they would be doing some kind of demonstration during or after the video, but they didn't. It was just unusual. What does everyone here think?



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32 Answers

I think it ranks hi on a list of stupid things I've seen on youtube. especially since its supposed to be informative about a potentially serious situation. but then, we've beaten that subject up pretty well. The last muster drill we did was on BREAKAWAY a few weeks ago. It was a complete waste of time. and, IMHO, the bigger the ship, the bigger the waste of time, and yet the more its actually needed. All it proved was you cant get 4000 people into the elevators in anything less than over an hour. But I think I knew that.

Entertaining. Better than being stuck on deck in cramped, drippinly hot, humid temps.

and utterly useless...in case of emergency..stop...see video..."better than being stuck on deck..etc.." or on a hot, possibly burning, listing ship, eh? that's what these muster drills were supposed to help passengers prepare for. where to go, what lifeboat you're assigned to, how to actually put on a life jacket (not the one on your cabin either), and so on..instead its been turned into a joke. surprised they don't make you sign a disclaimer that you've seen it and understand..and in case of failure to comply they ain't responsible...

Entertaining, but not sure it would be really was worth sitting through.

I would have preferred less 007 and more Get Smart Big Smile

It ranks up with Princess doing the love boat thing at safety drill.

I agree with the above - totally useless for the purpose intended.

It wouldn't be bad to have on a loop on the cabin tvs prior to sailaway, but should not replace a proper safety briefing.

And yes, when on a flight, I do pay attention to the flight crew during the safety briefing.

On another note, I did like the disclaimer at the end, though.

Agree completely, BDRebel - it would be excellent to have on loop in the cabins, and honestly maybe it is. I never turned on the TV in my cabin so I'm not sure haha. But this was the largest cruise ship in the world, and like you said Yankee47, it feels like a joke here. The muster drill needs to be serious IMO, period. ncldn, the irony of this is that my muster station was actually the AquaTheater at the aft, and it was extremely hot and the sun was in my eyes the entire time lol. I had to shield my face just to see the screen.

you're not missing much not turning the tv on..but that's another thread...actually NCL does have a ships safety vid on continuous loop...when we board we flip thru the channels first, to see if the tv works, then to see if our account in set up, and finally in the vain hope theres actually been channels added...nah...

Saw this this weekend aboard Celebrity Edge. I really enjoyed it. A bit long but appreciated the different approach and the attempt to make something that can be boring a bit more fun.


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