I have read posts regarding keys for your cabin door being the same as your sail/sign card & other posts that state separate key for the door from sail/sign...and then confusion about the way the safe opens...
In NO on Fantasy, do they do muster drill & allow everyone time to return on deck for the sail away or do they start moving while you are in muster drill? Is there any sort of sail away party when we leave the port...this is a 5 day cruise....(last year, the Ecstasy was leaving while still in drill & we didn't hear or see any sign of a sail away party)
keys: it depends on how old your ship is. If its an older ship then the room key is separate from your sail and sign key.
safe: It unlocks with a magnetic card swipe. Do not use your sail and Sign card. Use something else with a magnetic strip.
Muster drill : both of my cruises had them prior to sailing.
sail away party: On the Lido deck at sailing.. Its not organized and nothing is free but there is music. Grab a Caper at the pursers desk when you board and there should be one in your cabin when you can get into it.
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We will be sailing October 29th for the Halloween Cruise. I think Progresso will be replacing Costa Maya. We were sent to Progresso in October 2005 after Wilma hit, not much there at that time. Well I guess we will see what a difference 2 yrs will make
In my past experiences, the card to the door has been different from the S&S card. The muster drill was held as the ship was leaving port but you still had time to get to your cabin and back out later.
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On the Fantasy, the room key is separate from your S&S card.
The Muster drill was before leaving the dock and we had plenty of time to return our life-preservers to the room and reach the upper decks before sail-away. We had a fantastic time on our last cruise and have booked two more on her. There is no organized sail-away on any Carnival ship that I am aware of.