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Cruising is proven to be one of the safest forms or travel, if you're after a little more information about just how safe your chosen cruise is, from muster drills to crew training, we have the information for you!

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Cruise LineMuster drillWhen will this take place?Safety card in cabin?Safety video in cabin?Crew trainingOther Information
Azamara Yes At the beginning of every cruise No Yes Weekly Muster station will be shown on your key card
Carnival Yes At the start of every cruise Yes Yes Weekly Carnival ensure the number of life jackets and life boats exceed the guest occupancy
Celebrity Yes At the beginning of every cruise No Yes Weekly Muster station will be shown on the back of your key card and cabin door
Costa Yes At the start of every cruise Yes Yes Weekly Costa ask guests to familiarise themselves with the ships safety procedures
Cruise & Maritime Yes Within 24 hours of boarding N/A N/A Weekly In bad weather conditions lifts may be out of use and outside cabins with portholes will have covers placed over them
Crystal Yes At the start of every cruise N/A Yes Weekly Lifeboat commanders training regimes, English designated as the working language on board
Cunard Yes Within 24 hours of boarding N/A Yes Weekly Periodic exercises with the US Coast guard
Disney Yes Before ship departs N/A Yes Weekly Each of our Captains is a seasoned maritime professional with more than 20 years of seafaring experience
Fred Olsen Yes At the beginning of every cruise N/A N/A Weekly Guests must adhere to Fred Olsen’s safety policy and reserve the right to disembark any passengers who do not follow policy
Holland America Yes Within 24 hours of boarding N/A Yes Weekly Weekly tests of the watertight doors and fire detection
Hurtigruten Yes When passengers board Yes Yes Weekly Hurtigruten ask for all passengers to also take there time to thoroughly read the safety cards on board
MSC Yes Will take place upon embarkation Yes Yes Weekly Muster drill will be conducted in 6 languages so all passengers have a full understanding
NCL Yes Prior to the ship sailing N/A Yes Weekly All vessels exceed the safety of life at sea regulations
Oceania Yes Will be held on the day of departure N/A Yes Weekly Muster drills will always be held on the day of departure not within 24 hours
P&O Yes Will take place before the ship departs N/A Yes Weekly Measures in place including rigorous crew training, regular inspections and advance navigation technology
Princess Yes Will take place before the ship departs N/A Yes Weekly If a large number of passengers speaking other tan English are on board a separate muster drill will take place
Pullmantur Yes On the day of boarding Yes N/A Weekly Muster drill will be announced in various languages dependant on which nationalities are on board
Regent Yes Within 24 hours of boarding N/A Yes Weekly Regent adhere to the Safety of Lives at Sea regulations
Royal Caribbean Yes At the beginning of every cruise No Yes Weekly Additional mechanical and navigational equipment are carried on board
Seabourn Yes Before the ship leaves the dock N/A Yes Weekly State of the art navigational systems and extensive sprinklers are fitted on board
Seadream Yes At the start of every cruise N/A Yes Weekly SOLAS 2005 Fire Safety Standards on board
Silversea Yes Shortly after sailing away from port N/A Yes Weekly Extras lifeboat space and rafts are carried on board
Star Clipper Yes At the beginning of every cruise Yes N/A Weekly Star Clipper pass all safety and equipment ratings for the united nations
Thomson Yes Within 24 hours of boarding N/A N/A Weekly All aspects comply with the safety of lives at sea
Windstar Yes At the start of every cruise N/A Yes Weekly We abide by all IMO and SOLAS requirements for our safety systems

The above information is to be used as a guide only. Please check with individual cruiselines or your cruise consultant before booking a cruise. Each cruiseline reserves the right to change their policy at any time without notice for which www.CRUISE.co.uk cannot be held responsible. The information is compiled and calculated by www.CRUISE.co.uk - this information is not to be reproduced without prior permission.

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