Another reason WHY you keep some non-perishable food in your cabin when sailing!
What happens on a Princess cruise ship when someone says they saw a person in the water….!
I can tell ya it sucks when it’s dinner time *sigh* Geeky DH Ray had his scanner so here was the play-by-play once we were sent back to our cabins for a head count:
-Captain announces (initial) that there was a report of a person overboard and that all passengers must return to their cabins for a head count (it's about 5:40 pm and we were ordering dinner in main dining room on “formal night”)
-about 6pm, each staff member in charge on each of the different decks announce as there 'area' is confirmed cleared of passengers.
-shortly after 6pm, our steward comes through to visually account for each passenger on his watch.
-around this time, the scanner indicates that they are reviewing the video from that area.
-squawking on radio announces a “debrief” was occurring at 5:25pm
-Captain announces thanks at 6:40pm for cooperation so far and lets us know he will be back on when he knows more of what’s happening.
-6:50… all good. Confirmed all "souls" on Princess accounted for, and no maritime reports of missing persons along our route.
What was even better, no one griped about the situation and the evening went on a usual