Royal Caribbean Group is replacing the safety drill with Muster 2.0, an entirely new approach to delivering safety information to guests, the company announced.
A new way for guests to conduct the cruise ship safety drill by digital app, which will help with promoting social distancing onboard.
Royal Caribbean Group is replacing one of the least-loved but most important parts of a cruise vacation – the safety drill – with Muster 2.0™, an entirely new approach to delivering safety information to guests. The innovative program, the first of its kind, reimagines a process originally designed for large groups of people into a faster, more personal approach that encourages higher levels of safety.
How it works
With Muster 2.0, the key elements of the safety drill – including reviewing what to expect and where to go in case of an emergency, and instructions on how to properly use a life jacket – will be accessible to guests on an individual basis instead of a group approach that has been followed historically.
eMuster will be used to help provide the information to guests via their mobile devices and interactive stateroom TVs.
Travelers will be able to review the information at their own time prior to setting sail, eliminating the need for the traditional large group assemblies, the company said.
The new approach also enables everyone on board to maintain better spacing as guests move about the ship, and it allows guests to enjoy more of their vacation with no interruption.
Eliminating the gathering of large crowds, the program’s new technology – eMuster™ – will make key elements of the drill, including where to go in case of an emergency and instructions on how to properly use a life jacket, accessible to guests on an individual basis via their mobile devices and interactive stateroom TVs. Muster 2.0™ will be among the comprehensive protocols Royal Caribbean Group is developing with the Healthy Sail Panel.
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