As the saying goes there are 2 sides to a story and then there is the truth.
If the lady was genuinely feeling unwell and the officers telephoned her to ask her to attend - why did she not say ' I am feeling unwell'?
On my last 2 cruises my mandatory drill has been conducted in the theatre. It is not onerous. On my 1st Azamara cruise - we all wore our life vests - BTW my 1st cruise was Dec 2009.
Out of curiosity how long was each leg of the trip?
Would we be making this amount of fuss if it was a spring breaker who did not attend? The fact that it is a B2B is irrelevant IMHO.
I am with Trip on this one - something does not add up.