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We did NOT have the ridiculous "spy" video on Equinox in Sept. Anyone else recently muster that did NOT have this? So hoping they are doing away with it. 

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I hope that they have done away with it! IMHO it made a mockery of something that needs to be taken seriously, and in some venues where we've had muster drill, like the MDR for example, the screen couldn't even be viewed by some passengers.

Edited by Luvcrusn

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We had the "spy video" for our September Eclipse cruise in Alaska...

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I agree it is a mockery of a serious subject. If I were a first time cruiser, I wouldn't have the slightest idea what to do in a real emergency after seeing this farce. 

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We left the Constellation on October 30th after a B2B2B.   The muster drills for the first and third leg didn't use the "spy video."  

 

The ship overnighted on the turnaround day in Venice (passengers boarding boarded on October 10th but the ship left October 11th).  So there were three published muster drill options to choose from.  We selected the 8 PM on October 10th drill.  It was held in one of the conference rooms and the "spy video" was shown.  I was seated by a passenger who had primarily cruised with Royal and she thought it was clever.  Different opinions....

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The spy video was alive and well on the Silhouette last Friday, November 8th.

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 Being used on the Eclipse.  

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9 minutes ago, Stevedan said:

I am surprised it is permitted by the US Coast Guard.

We're glad we don't have to lug the vests with us to the muster drill anymore. 

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No stupid video on Summit Oct 6.  Good riddance.  Half the time you couldn't even see it anyway, for people standing in front of you in some of the crowded locations they chose for the muster drill.

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25 minutes ago, TeaBag said:

Half the time you couldn't even see it anyway, for people standing in front of you in some of the crowded locations they chose for the muster drill.

 

In the case of an emergency, those locations will seem even more crowded because panic will also be there.

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On 11/12/2019 at 6:14 PM, Northern Aurora said:

 I was seated by a passenger who had primarily cruised with Royal and she thought it was clever.

Interesting, because on the Allure of the Seas B2B we took starting October 20, we had to sit through the exact same video twice. Exactly the same--except they replaced "Celebrity" in the dialogue with "Royal Caribbean."

 

It was very disappointing because I had hoped the stupid thing was just a Celebrity attempt at clever. Glad to hear it seems to be going away. We sail a Royal/Celeb B2B in March/April. I hope it will be consigned to the garbage heap of history everywhere by then!

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I miss that movie.  at least every time I watched it I was on a cruise!

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I think Celebrity are trying to copy Air New Zealand our national airline who have a reputation for providing catchy safety videos, some of which have been great and some not so. Its an effort to draw peoples attention to an important part of travelling. By the comments on this thread it is working because where it has been shown it has been watched. Whether people liked it or not is not really the point. The point being the message

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21 minutes ago, Beanb41 said:

I think Celebrity are trying to copy Air New Zealand our national airline who have a reputation for providing catchy safety videos, some of which have been great and some not so. Its an effort to draw peoples attention to an important part of travelling. By the comments on this thread it is working because where it has been shown it has been watched. Whether people liked it or not is not really the point. The point being the message

I have to disagree. Since the point of it is the message, the film is so busy being cutesy, the importance of the message is buried in the farce. Often it can't even be seen because the screen isn't visable being washed out by the sun or people standing in front of it. If I hadn't been to some real muster drills, I'd not have a clue.

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1 hour ago, Luvcrusn said:

Often it can't even be seen because the screen isn't visable being washed out by the sun or people standing in front of it. If I hadn't been to some real muster drills, I'd not have a clue.

I went to a traditional Muster on Explorer of the Seas at the end of August. 

We were lined up on the deck below our Lifeboat. The only thing that I felt that was in bad taste was that we were led away before the Captain had finished his talk. REALLY?

However, I have since read that other musters were held inside. Because we were outside I felt that the drill had true meaning.

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That video is a total waste of time as many people are in muster stations where they can't even see it!

We were on the Eclipse Oct 13th and assigned to the Photo Gallery, no seats, packed in like sardines.

One woman fainted!  Give me the old days when crew demonstrated the life jacket and we were told how to proceed in event of an emergency.   Comments above are correct.....in a real emergency, it's going to be a mess, especially for new cruisers or passengers who don't speak English very well.  Simple, straightforward explanation of the safety procedures would be much clearer.  They need to toss that stupid video!!  (ask me how I really feel about this.....😁)

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We were on Allure of the Seas two weeks ago and they had the same spy video but tweaked for Royal Caribbean.

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They had the spy video on the Solstice last month. Seen it 3 or 4 times now. I like it, makes the muster drill move along faster, keeps your attention and covers all the important points.  Also, judging from the laughs in the audience, seemed to be a big hit among fellow passengers viewing it with me.

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9 hours ago, BridgeMates said:

That video is a total waste of time as many people are in muster stations where they can't even see it!

We were on the Eclipse Oct 13th and assigned to the Photo Gallery, no seats, packed in like sardines.

One woman fainted!  Give me the old days when crew demonstrated the life jacket and we were told how to proceed in event of an emergency.   Comments above are correct.....in a real emergency, it's going to be a mess, especially for new cruisers or passengers who don't speak English very well.  Simple, straightforward explanation of the safety procedures would be much clearer.  They need to toss that stupid video!!  (ask me how I really feel about this.....😁)

We were on Reflection and also in the photo gallery. There was space for maybe 8-10 people to sit on some bench type thing. I can’t stand for long periods & so I was leaning backwards against a pedestal. The guy behind me was leaning forward on the pedestal. We got there early but it was already packed. The kicker was the guy with a sweater over his shoulders who decided to take it off & then flip it back over his shoulders - in a fully (by then) packed space. He hit me in the face with it! I was already in pain & that just set me off. Thought I was going to get thrown off the ship. 

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On 11/12/2019 at 12:58 PM, ipoh said:

We had the "spy video" for our September Eclipse cruise in Alaska...

 

Yes, as did we - same ship for Alaska. We went with my sister and BIL, and I was embarrassed to have to sit through that with them. I hope they drop this soon. It is ridiculous.

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18 minutes ago, BellKat said:

We were on Reflection and also in the photo gallery. There was space for maybe 8-10 people to sit on some bench type thing. I can’t stand for long periods & so I was leaning backwards against a pedestal. The guy behind me was leaning forward on the pedestal. We got there early but it was already packed. The kicker was the guy with a sweater over his shoulders who decided to take it off & then flip it back over his shoulders - in a fully (by then) packed space. He hit me in the face with it! I was already in pain & that just set me off. Thought I was going to get thrown off the ship. 

Way to go, BellKat!  just imagine if it had been a backpack!  We have been in the photo studio also.  Just not enough room.

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