I've heard that 24 hour ruling before. On the six cruises I have been on, only on my first one were we allowed to watch the sailaway and did the drill afterwards.
Cruised more times than I can remember.
Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
Courage and perserverance have a magical talisman; before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into the air.
Pick your company wisely! Hang around people who are going to help you become all God created you to be.