On the Inside passage cruise last August it was held about 45 minutes before departure time which was 4:15 I believe......I thought the muster drills always had to be done prior to the the ship sailing. It has been my Experience on 3 Celebrity cruises, The Marco Polo and the Voyager of the Seas that the muster drill was done about 45 minutes to an hour before sailing.
The regulations say that the muster drill has to be within 24 hours of departure. My muster drills have always been before departure on 21 cruises, too, but one person in our group believes it will be after departure. Thanks for your information.
When we sailed on Constellation in September we had the same problem trying to figure out when the Muster Drill would be so we could all meet for drinks half an hour before. The solution was to just pick a time to meet. The ship was scheduled to sail @ 5:00 pm. So we decided to just all met at the aft bar around 3:30 for drinks. As it turned out, there were problems with airports, and NYC traffic and guests arriving and everyone was running late anyway and the muster drill wasn't held until almost 5:30 and the ship didn't sail until after 7:00 pm. So the simple answer is just pick a time that you figure is well before sailing and start partying. If the muster drill is held early, just go to the drill and then back to the party. If not keep partying until the drill is held.
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Re: WHEN'S THE MUSTER DRILL ON INFINITY???
My suggestion is to pick a time on the first full day of the sailing - not the day of departure. So many things can go wrong and there is much to do like unpacking, etc. Make it a late morning get together on the first full day of the cruise if it is a sea day, or if it is a port day make it for sailaway.
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Re: Re: Re: WHEN'S THE MUSTER DRILL ON INFINITY???
The purpose of a Sailaway Party is to get to know one another early on. I think that the Celebrity Connections Party will be the first full day at sea, which is the day after departure, and it seems pointless to have two Howdy-Do parties in one day.
I think we'll go with Sal's recommendation, and just pick a time and have the party.
Isnt the whole cruise supposed to be a big party? Why the rush? Seems like way too much attention to minute details and overplanning could result in disaster. Just go with the flow and make the party happen wherever you happen to be on the ship at any given time. Micro managing things when your on vacation seems to defeat the purpose of vacationing.
We have enjoyed Sailaway parties on all of our cruises. Somehow, I've not gotten your name on our list, Wross2, but you're certainly under no obligation to show up. The party will just happen for those who want to come; the Party Police won't drag you out onto the open deck.