Royal Caribbean complying with new cruise industry passenger safety requirement
The CLIA, Passenger Shipping Assocation and the European Cruise Council announced a new muster policy effective immediately that requires mandatory muster drills be held for new passengers before the cruise ship departs from port and Royal Caribbean is onboard.
Royal Caribbean had emailed past and prospective passengers to inform them of the new rules, a message delivered by Royal Caribbean's president Adam Goldstein.
“At Royal Caribbean International, the safety and security of our guests and crew is our highest priority,” wrote Goldstein in his letter to members of the line’s Crown & Anchor Society."
“Our maritime safety record over our 42-year history illustrates our commitment to the safety of the millions of guests and crew that sail on our ships. The measures we take in the interest of safety are many, often exceeding the regulatory requirements.”
Royal Caribbean had announced earlier this month that it was partnering with Resolve Maritime Academy to help train its staff further its staff. Beginning the second quarter of 2012, the training will be offered to personnel at Royal Caribbean. The trainings will take place at Resolve's new Simulation Training Center in Fort Lauderdale.