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Oceania, Regent commit to embarkation-day muster drills

Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises became the latest lines to pledge that, effective immediately, all their ships will hold passenger muster drills on the day of departure.

The news follows the Costa Concordia disaster.

Prestige Cruise Holdings, the parent of Oceania and Regent, said all its ships currently hold muster drills on the same day of departure, with few exceptions.

‘On just a handful of occasions the drill is held the following morning, primarily to accommodate late-arriving guests,’ said Robin Lindsay, evp vessel operations for PCH. ‘However, in light of the recent tragic event, Oceania and Regent have adopted a new policy that requires all muster drills to take place on day of departure.’

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