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Old 09-28-2007, 09:09 AM
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I love the life boat drill. It signals the offical start of the cruise. It also means the champagne is on ice and the troubles of the world have been left in a suitcase on the dock.
I actually take it quite seriously. I belong to the "it could happen to me" and not the "that will never happen to me" crowd. I am the same with the airline safety preamble. I pay close attention to the location of the exits.
you areof course absoluty right. It is very important and I take it seriously. After all my daughter is a qualified Life boat Captain, were I to be in an emergency and in her boat group I would take her orders without question. However, I don't have to like it
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Old 09-29-2007, 03:51 AM
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Passengers only complete one boat drill.

Those who get on in San Juan complete it that day they board the ship.

Those who get on in Barbados complete it that day they board the ship.

There are two boat drills but you only go to one.
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Old 09-29-2007, 04:42 PM
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Just a note

My wife and I were talking about the boat drill yesterday because of this post, and we both remember seen people with life vests on as soon as we arrive from Barbados
for all I know, they looked like cruisers not employes, so I don't really know but for us it kind looked like some kind of boat drill as I recall... so that was why I posted that there was two life boat drills
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Old 09-29-2007, 06:30 PM
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Passengers only complete one boat drill.

Those who get on in San Juan complete it that day they board the ship.

Those who get on in Barbados complete it that day they board the ship.

There are two boat drills but you only go to one.
Cruisehappy, That is what CCL told me as well.

Makes sense that everyone would have to do it. I don't like it, but would rather do it than not. Hooked on HAL, said it well. The official start of the cruise.

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Old 10-01-2007, 09:08 AM
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Originally posted by Cruisehappy:
Passengers only complete one boat drill.

Those who get on in San Juan complete it that day they board the ship.

Those who get on in Barbados complete it that day they board the ship.

There are two boat drills but you only go to one.
Cruisehappy, That is what CCL told me as well.

Makes sense that everyone would have to do it. I don't like it, but would rather do it than not. Hooked on HAL, said it well. The official start of the cruise.

Dwayne


This is some interesting conflicting info on this subject. My daughter boards in a few weeks (after rehearsals in Miami) I can't wait to hear what she says happens.
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Old 10-02-2007, 06:43 AM
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The Destiny and it's Port of Calls is one of my favorite ships. I've noticed that the Barbados Port of Call picks up a lot of passengers from the Caribbean. I stopped and talked to one passenger boarding and she one thing she said was they need a U.S. visa because the ship stops in San Juan and St Thomas. She was boarding to visit her husband who was a crew member. She did have to attend a boat drill. It's mandatory that all passengers attend.

However, I've known some to sleep right though it, even with the crew knocking on the doors. (like my mother, lol)
 
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