Holland America bounces passenger for skipping safety drill

By Donna Tunney
Holland America Line on Jan. 29 disembarked a passenger “prior to sailing for non-compliance with the mandatory passenger emergency drill.”

The Westerdam passenger was disembarked in Fort Lauderdale.

“The drill included alarm blasts and announcements throughout the ship, including instructions that failure to participate would result in disembarkation,” the line said in a statement.

Drills take place in the port of embarkation before the ship leaves the dock, so that guests know where to go and what to do if an alarm is sounded, HAL said.

The line said that agents who wish to know more about its safety rules should visit its web site at www.hollandamerica.com and click the Before You Go tab.

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