Introducing Muster 2.0
July 24, 2020
With health & safety at the forefront of every cruiselines’ mind at the moment, Celebrity Cruises & Royal Caribbean are giving the age old muster drill a facelift.
The innovative new muster drill programme is one of a kind. Rather than gathering all passengers in groups around the ship to go through the safety drill, the new programme will see individual passengers accessing the information on the new mobile app or on their stateroom TV. Passengers will be shown where to go and what to do in case of an emergency and how to use their life jacket properly. Passengers will be able to review the safety drill in their own time avoiding large gatherings of passengers.
“The health and safety of our guests and crew are our number one priority, and the development of this new muster process is an elegant solution to an outdated, unpopular process,” said Richard Fain, chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean Group.
“The fact that this will also save guests time and allow the ship to operate without pause means that we can increase health, safety and guest satisfaction simultaneously.”
Royal first tested eMuster first tested on Symphony of the Seas in January 2020 and, according to Royal, guests gave the new program good reviews. While the patent behind the technology is already available to Royal’s member cruise lines, it has also been granted to the company’s joint venture, TUI Cruises GmbH, as well as Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd., the parent company of Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, and Regent Seven Seas Cruises.
As usual Royal Caribbean & Celebrity Cruise show such incredible innovation and outside the box thinking. It seems that perhaps a return to the high seas is getting closer and closer.
The Cruise Queen x