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Old July 1st, 2010, 09:03 PM
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I would like to know what happens if a passenger stays in their room during the drill . I suffer from vertigo and on my last cruise I was feeling dizzy and expressed this to a ship officer .He responded as thought I would be arrested if I opted to sit down insude .
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I see you are going on a HAL ship, so I don't know if they do the muster drill in a lounge or on the boat deck like on other ships. I would suggest that when the muster drill is called you wait at least five minutes at least before going down, heck, even closer to 10 minutes might do and you will be assured that you are at the front. You can then tell the person that you have a health issue and you need to sit down or at least lean against the railing. I have seen more than a few middle to older aged people who are near the back need to get out because they need air or feel as if they are going to pass out. They should be accommodating, especially if the ships has a higher percentage of middle aged or mature passengers.

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Thanks ,I was on a HAL ship when I encountered the problem last time
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someone from the staff goes thru all the decks and checks cabins to make sure everyone is at the drill. maybe u should contact a officer of the ship prior to the drill and make arrangements with them.
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if you do not show for the drill, a staff member will go to your cabin to find you. There is no reason why you cannot sit down in one of the lounges where the drills take place, just tell the crew member at the door your medical situation and i am sure they will find a seat for you
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Henry do this, as you get to your deck area, immediately go to one of the staff, and state your case.....to be in the back row, shoulder to shoulder as you well know now, is not a good thing....at least, to be in the front row, you will get air...
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Thanks ,Trip .I will do that .
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