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2 hours ago, Matt said:

You can hide anyone's signature (or all signatures) by clicking top right corner of their signature

While I can understand some folks frustration, I like signatures.  It sometimes says a lot about someone.  It can also say nothing about someone.  But, it's, for me, a good viewing and/or read.  

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I do not understand why passengers go though a very strict and orderly process to get onboard and yet once a passenger gets their Seapass zapped that very first time; then they are allowed to scatter.

If there was only one more step where passengers were required (if not escorted) to their muster station after those first footsteps onboard, then 100% compliance would be guaranteed.

After all, the gangway you embark the ship on is very, very, very likely to be the same deck as your muster station.


 

No drink packages, no bathroom breaks, no Sorrentos—until AFTER you’ve reported to your muster station.

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10 minutes ago, 10-42 said:

While I can understand some folks frustration, I like signatures.  It sometimes says a lot about someone.  It can also say nothing about someone.  But, it's, for me, a good viewing and/or read.  

Some are just way too long and when they are frequent/ very active members is gets tedious. Agree most are helpful, even entertaining but some are just poor netiquette.

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34 minutes ago, bobroo said:

I do not understand why passengers go though a very strict and orderly process to get onboard and yet once a passenger gets their Seapass zapped that very first time; then they are allowed to scatter.

If there was only one more step where passengers were required (if not escorted) to their muster station after those first footsteps onboard, then 100% compliance would be guaranteed.

After all, the gangway you embark the ship on is very, very, very likely to be the same deck as your muster station.


 

No drink packages, no bathroom breaks, no Sorrentos—until AFTER you’ve reported to your muster station.

Oh, I believe they are getting 100% compliance with the current system.  Just not 100% compliance by sail away time.  Which is a shame!  I agree with, "No drink packages, no bathroom breaks, no Sorrentos—until AFTER you’ve reported to your muster station".  But, only just before, about an hour or half hour before departure time.  People should still be able to experience the initial experience and exploration of being on the ship for the first little while.  As much as I have cruised, I still like to explore and experience the ship before anything else official.  Now, that doesn't stand for those that show up just minutes before the departure time, of course.

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I don't recall this on my cruises this past November or January, but on my cruise on Explorer of the Seas last week when we went to our muster station we were given a wristband to wear after checking in and we're told we could remove it once we set sail. I would think that was done so the crew members could see who went and got checked in. After a certain time any crew member who sees someone without a wristband would tell them they have to watch the muster video (if they haven't already) and then report to their muster station.

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14 minutes ago, USFFrank said:

I don't recall this on my cruises this past November or January, but on my cruise on Explorer of the Seas last week when we went to our muster station we were given a wristband to wear after checking in and we're told we could remove it once we set sail. I would think that was done so the crew members could see who went and got checked in. After a certain time any crew member who sees someone without a wristband would tell them they have to watch the muster video (if they haven't already) and then report to their muster station.

That would work, too!

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Four cruises since Oct. We've always had 11:00 or 11:30 boarding times. Very first stop, muster station. Except our last cruise, March on Wonder. On board by 11:30. muster stations not open until 1pm. Now had to "remember" to do it at some point rather than having it already done. Still way, way better than the old system. No bars open until muster is done, then hang out for close to an hour while everyone shows up, no thanks.

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I just wish you knew where on the ship your muster station was before you boarded. Either in the app Orem on your printed set sail pass.  I know we can see our stations in the app (B21 and B2 for our upcoming cruises) but it doesn’t say where they are located.  Sure over time you may remember where they are on the ships, but for newer cruisers or your first time on the ship, you may not know.

ideally I’d like to see something listed like (these locations may. It exist 😞

Muster Station: B21, Deck 3,  Sabor Restaurant 

 

then at least you would have the name of where you need to be.  I could totally see a new cruiser intending to do it and then getting distracted when they board.  Maybe having a name to match the number could help.

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9 hours ago, 10-42 said:

Not to sound like I'm attacking you, not my intent at all.  But, I was wondering if you have said the same thing to those that list 30, 40, 50, or so past cruises and 20 or 30 future cruises.  Some signatures are as long or longer than my picture.  Just say'in.

I know and that is the main reason why I adjusted my attitude and made a lousy attempt to apologize.     

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What worries me is if there is an emergency on board what are the chances these people are going to be able to follow the instructions of the crew. In the case of an emergency the last thing the crew need to be dealing with is passengers who haven’t bothered to do their muster drill and/or passengers who can’t follow instructions. It puts the crew and follow passengers in danger at a time when time and coolness of action could really count

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3 hours ago, KevinJ said:

@Reigert2008 To locate your muster station. Use the APP, click the Safety icon in the lower left. It'll show your muster station, note just below that you should see I ship icon with Find on Deck beside it.

 

 

 

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Thanks!  I had not noticed that on safety screen.  I was seeing the station by looking under the "person icon" at the top  where it give you your room number and date that check in opens.  

 

 

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8 hours ago, Toby said:

I know and that is the main reason why I adjusted my attitude and made a lousy attempt to apologize.     

I honestly wasn't looking for an apology or anything else.  My poorly stated premise was that sometimes we tend to look at the shinny bright thing (a picture) more critically than we do the blended in (typed words) item(s).  No, I'm not butt hurt or anything else, just pointing out the not so obvious!

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16 hours ago, Matt said:

You can hide anyone's signature (or all signatures) by clicking top right corner of their signature

 

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WOW!  Thanks for the tip.  I learned something new today!

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3 hours ago, KevinJ said:

@Reigert2008 To locate your muster station. Use the APP, click the Safety icon in the lower left. It'll show your muster station, note just below that you should see I ship icon with Find on Deck beside it.

 

 

 

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11 minutes ago, Reigert2008 said:

Thanks!  I had not noticed that on safety screen.  I was seeing the station by looking under the "person icon" at the top  where it give you your room number and date that check in opens.  

 

 

Not only there, but it is also on the back of your cabin door and the Muster Station identifiers are plainly marked in the venues in which they are located.  That's for those of us that don't like to carry a cell phone around.  I believe that you have to go out of your way to be uninformed, these days, at least as it pertains to Royal Caribbean's Muster Station procedures.  

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21 hours ago, SaveTheSharks said:

Couldn't agree more with the OP.

It surprises me at the growing number of people who have a sense of entitlement, lack accountability, and a disregard for the consideration of others. It doesn't help that in many cases, rules rarely get enforced; and therefore no consequence in their actions are felt.

And unfortunately, it extends far beyond cruising.

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The ONLY solution would be to make muster station check in a requirement to activate your onboard account. No muster station check in = no booze, no stateroom access, no ability to reserve anything.

Or when the announcements start that include the statement "you will not be able to sail with us if you don't complete your muster" it's time to round up the deadbeats and escort them off the ship.

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On 5/25/2022 at 8:00 PM, 10-42 said:

Oh, I believe they are getting 100% compliance with the current system.  Just not 100% compliance by sail away time.  Which is a shame!  I agree with, "No drink packages, no bathroom breaks, no Sorrentos—until AFTER you’ve reported to your muster station".  But, only just before, about an hour or half hour before departure time.  People should still be able to experience the initial experience and exploration of being on the ship for the first little while.  As much as I have cruised, I still like to explore and experience the ship before anything else official.  Now, that doesn't stand for those that show up just minutes before the departure time, of course.

I'm good with all of that except the bathroom breaks -- no one is telling me I can't pee if I need to!!!😀

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On 5/25/2022 at 12:54 PM, DunkelBierJay said:

Idea...consider issuing SeaPass cards at muster...the con of this is how do they staff that...

Idea...open the muster stations right as boarding begins...it opened a full hour after I boarded my last cruise...have signage making it the first requirement once you board...

Otherwise, it seems like this is a characteristic of return to cruising.

The last cruise we went on, the muster station was open as soon as we boarded (we were in the 11:30 group). We literally did the online piece while waiting to board, and the VERY FIRST thing we did was go to our muster station. It was nice because it was on the same side of the ship as we boarded, near the next set of doors to get into the ship. It could not have gone any smoother!

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5 hours ago, bryresangel said:

The last cruise we went on, the muster station was open as soon as we boarded (we were in the 11:30 group). We literally did the online piece while waiting to board, and the VERY FIRST thing we did was go to our muster station. It was nice because it was on the same side of the ship as we boarded, near the next set of doors to get into the ship. It could not have gone any smoother!

I had that intention on my last cruise. I sailed from Port Canaveral and went to the bar at Grills, had breakfast and a beer with a view of the ship to my left and did some work. At 10:55, I paid, got up and walked next door, and was on board about twenty minutes later. I went straight to my muster station, and it was closed until noon. So, I bought a beer at Playmakers and did some work.

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