Last week we were sent to the lounge for the drill. We stayed there while they checked the halls and other common areas, listened to instructions as to how to wear the vest, and then it was over. At first I thought, What's up with this? Do I really want to come to the lounge if this tub goes down? Where is my life boat?
Then I figured that the purpose was more about Carnival being able to get everyone in one place calmly, and not so much an instructional opportunity for the guests.