A Parent’s Cruise Contract with the Kids or Teens

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I recently read a thread on one of the cruise message boards about passengers not liking kids on board.   Essentially the jist of the thread was that most passengers don’t mind well behaved children on board, but detest unsupervised and unruly children accompanied by irresponsible parents.
One contributor even posted her own family’s written contract with… [Continue Reading]

CRUISE INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS ADOPT NEW MUSTER DRILL POLICY

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The Cruise Industry Associations made the following announcement today regarding their new muster drill policy.
February 09, 2012 —
Best Practice Identified Through Cruise Industry Operational Safety Review
LONDON –The global cruise industry today announced a new emergency drill policy requiring mandatory muster for embarking passengers prior to departure from port. The new policy follows the industry’s announcement… [Continue Reading]

Holland America Strictly Enforcing Safety Drill Compliance

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An unnamed passenger or passengers were kicked off the Holland America Westerdam on Sunday Jan 29th, for failing to participate in the muster drill.     In the wake of the Concordia Disaster, which killed at least 17 people, cruise line safety has been on the minds of all cruisers.     An unconfirmed  report on the website Cruise… [Continue Reading]

Staying the Course: The challenge of navigational demand

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Royal Caribbean has released the following video on their navigation procedures.