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The drunken college boy in front of us was trying to use his phone during the drill, trying to stick a cocktail glass in his back pocket, and trying to take photos of people in line and as they walked by. He lost his phone to the security staff, and had his cocktail confiscated.

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First of all, let me make this very clear, I was NOT referring to myself. We are experienced cruisers and always attend the drill.

But we are scheduled to cruise with some friends who do the hide in the cabin thing when the drill starts. I fully understand that they have a make up drill for those that missed the original one, but my question was more about, what if a person, or couple, just refuse to go to any of them. Seriously, what could the ship do, or might they do in this case.

Again, these are friends, so we aren't going to 'rat' on them, but I was just curious as to consequences, if any.

Again, this wasn't about us, as no matter how many we have been to, we always attend, AND listen.

We also know, anyone not attending will be the first one crying about it, if, God forbid, there was an emergency.

Cheers

Len

PS

Some very funny replies. LOL

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My guess just about anythibg the Captain deemed appropriate, since he is the Master of the vessel . He is the one that must comply with USCG regulations and Maritime laws

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It's the height of ignorance and inconsideration for their fellow passengers and all too often exhibited by those passengers who do not wish or want to attend the muster drill.

Period!

(medical and/or mobility issues excluded)

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I like the idea of folks getting locked out of their rooms until they receive instruction.... sounds like a legit way to me...

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If we are talking a US port. Do just like the court system does if they do not answer the roll call instead of a bench warrant, use technology of the key card and cell phone tracking . Find them unless they had a valid reason (medical emergency). Have the armed security hand cuff them. Have an annoucenment that the person(s) held the ship has been found and everyone is welcome to watch them being removed from the ship. Then have the accounting department charge them the cost of holding the ship at dock because of them.

 

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If we are talking a US port. Do just like the court system does if they do not answer the roll call instead of a bench warrant, use technology of the key card and cell phone tracking . Find them unless they had a valid reason (medical emergency). Have the armed security hand cuff them. Have an annoucenment that the person(s) held the ship has been found and everyone is welcome to watch them being removed from the ship. Then have the accounting department charge them the cost of holding the ship at dock because of them.

 

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Just like they talk during the Captain's noon report and then are surprised when it rains or waves are high or something.

 

Can't understand the captains since they have such a thick accent. However, last cruise was abnormal because he was very easy to understand and didn't sound like Miss Othman.

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I hope no bananas were forced to be near these horrid condiments!

 

 

 

Today I bought some bananas along with a bunch of other groceries. The cashier told me “ I put your bananas in their own bag.”

 

Why must everyone keep segregating those poor bananas!?

 

 

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Today I bought some bananas along with a bunch of other groceries. The cashier told me “ I put your bananas in their own bag.”

 

Why must everyone keep segregating those poor bananas!?

 

 

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Abject hatred like this confuses me.

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And, why bother? it's 20-30 minutes out of your life. You can't buy a drink or eat or anything while it's going on, so just friggin go.

 

Agree. Do it and move on.

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Because some people are so self centered and arrogant they think rules do not apply to them and they are cause the other passangers problems. Those are the ones that should stay in their cave and not bother other people

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A few years ago we were standing there with the sun beating down on us, crowded into the back, because we were there first, and we watied and waited and waited. It was very hot and my husband passed out from the heat and the claustrophobia, I guess. They immediately appeared with a wheelchair, had him in an elevator and to the medical center before I ever had a chance to realize what was going on, and that is the only time we've been able to skip one.

 

On another line, I was wearing a walking cast, and was told that I didn't have to go to the drill on deck. So I didn't. I went to lie down and take a nap, and was paged to go to a meeting room at the other end of the ship, where I had to sit thru a video drill. I told them that I had been told I didn't have to go since I could hardly walk, but someone had told me wrong.

 

We have learned that on some lines, if you tell them you are claustrophobic, they will let you sit in the library instead of standing on the deck. If everyone gets there on time, checks in and shuts up, it takes less than 10 minutes.

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A few years ago we were standing there with the sun beating down on us, crowded into the back, because we were there first, and we watied and waited and waited. It was very hot and my husband passed out from the heat and the claustrophobia, I guess. They immediately appeared with a wheelchair, had him in an elevator and to the medical center before I ever had a chance to realize what was going on, and that is the only time we've been able to skip one.

 

On another line, I was wearing a walking cast, and was told that I didn't have to go to the drill on deck. So I didn't. I went to lie down and take a nap, and was paged to go to a meeting room at the other end of the ship, where I had to sit thru a video drill. I told them that I had been told I didn't have to go since I could hardly walk, but someone had told me wrong.

 

We have learned that on some lines, if you tell them you are claustrophobic, they will let you sit in the library instead of standing on the deck. If everyone gets there on time, checks in and shuts up, it takes less than 10 minutes.

On my very first cruise in 77 it was on deck with life jacket. Our cruise last year was just on deck. This year it was in the MDR.

Everything is closed it before and during.

If you can not handle not drinking for 30 minutes to learn where to go in an emegency and a video that could save your life you may have a problem.

 

In a another light what happens if you skip a mandatory meeting at work?

 

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Keel hauled.

 

Security will probably make your life miserable.

 

snoozed,

 

'That is listed under activities, not lifeboat drill.:D

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Keel hauled

 

 

Not pratical with moden ships,too much stuff that could get damaged.

 

Deactivate seapass. When they report to GS have security escort them to a life boat station. Make them get in when it full lower it and tow it to the first port.

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Because some people are so self centered and arrogant they think rules do not apply to them and they are cause the other passangers problems. Those are the ones that should stay in their cave and not bother other people

 

 

 

God forbid there is a true emergency; their selfishness will add to chaos and uncertainty, so now instead of looking after ourselves and loved ones we will be obliged to assist them with directions.

 

 

 

 

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God forbid there is a true emergency; their selfishness will add to chaos and uncertainty, so now instead of looking after ourselves and loved ones we will be obliged to assist them with directions.

 

 

 

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Simple directions for them swim. If they get in in the boat sit down and shut up or get out. I would not be kind to them

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A couple years ago we were on a cruise. Everyone in the family (me included) went to the lifeboat drill. We all got our seapasses scanned. Later that night there was a letter in the cabin that I had skipped the drill and there would be an alternate drill at whatever date and time. I called GS, told them I was at the drill and they said they'd mark it down.

 

I got up at 2am to go to the bathroom and there was a message on the phone. It was that I had missed the lifeboat drill and the alternate drill and if I didn't make arrangements, something would happen (sorry, don't remember what). So I went down to GS and brought my camera because I had taken a picture of the crowds. I showed them and they said they would note it.

 

I do not know if my name was being paged before the drill started, we were outside.

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On rhapsody in nov, me and hubby attended drill. Gave my room number to man with clipboard. At one point he called our room number. I called out hey thats my number. I dont remember when, but there was a note in our door explaining muster was mandatory. And if we attended ignore this note

 

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On rhapsody in nov, me and hubby attended drill. Gave my room number to man with clipboard. At one point he called our room number. I called out hey thats my number. I dont remember when, but there was a note in our door explaining muster was mandatory. And if we attended ignore this note

Wow, two chances to get your stateroom number correct and they messed it up. They must have been Miami corporate people helping the muster process.

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