Muster Drill…Trust me you are not going to want to miss it
Each time you take a cruise vacation you have to go through a muster drill. Normally the muster drill is held within the first few hours of getting on the boat. These drills do not take very long and include a ton of really good information. Trust me if something happens to the ship you really want to know where your life jacket is and what the best procedure is to get off the boat.
One of my favorite pictures from each cruise vacation we take is our muster drill photo. Ever since our honeymoon cruise I have taken a picture of John in his lifejacket. To me this photo means our vacation is staring and we are about to take on a new adventure.
Please don’t think you can sneak out of the muster drill and skip it. Each passenger is checked in at their muster station. The boat knows exactly who and who isn’t at their muster station. They will send a crew member to your room to find you and make sure you are ok. This is not the time you want to be in the shower or relaxing in bed. Some family friends were on a cruise and decided to take a shower and relax in the buff in their room during the muster drill. You can imagine their surprise and the cabin stewards surprise when he came to check on them and they were well al natural! This is definitely not how I want to meet our cabin steward for the week.
The Muster Drill only takes a small amount of time and you are off on your cruise vacation!
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