Carnival Cruise Lines Adjusts Muster Drill

John Heald, Carnival Cruise Lines' (www.goccl.com) popular cruise director, who has a Facebook fan page with more than one million fans, told those consumers today about a few changes to Carnival's safety drill.

"One of those will be that once guests are gathered at the muster stations then the staff will walk around with clickers to count the number of guests at the muster stations," Heald said. "These numbers are then given to each muster station supervisor who will then tell the bridge."

Heald said the cruise director will let guests know this is happening, it will be very obvious and should take approximately five minutes to acomplish as the line has multiple staff assigned to this new task.

"Please be patient with us and obviously the reasons we are doing this now are indeed obvious," he said. "The safety briefing will from now always be held before ship’s departure and for guests who arrive in a port of call there will be procedures in place to make sure they are instructed on how to save their lives."

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