A woman was removed from a cruise ship and banned for life by the cruise company after she climbed onto her room’s balcony railing to pose for a dangerous photo shoot over the ocean.
The incident happened on board the Royal Caribbean ship Allure of the Seas as it was approaching Labadee, Haiti earlier this week.
“While on my balcony, I saw the woman climb on her railing. It happened so quickly. Not knowing what her intentions were, I alerted the crew. If I said nothing, and she was going to jump, that would be horrible,” he told CNN.
“Just witnessed this on Allure. What an absolute IDIOT. You cannot fall off of a ship unless you are acting like a moron!” passenger Peter Blosic wrote on social media, reported the New York Post.
He said he quickly told Royal Caribbean staff members, who later forced her to leave the ship when it docked in Jamaica.
“I showed the concierge. The staff captain then wanted to meet with me and get a copy of the photo. We easily determined the cabin number since it’s on the hump,” he said.
Blosic later posted a picture of the woman wearing a blue bathing suit with hands over her head on social media.
The ship’s crew later tracked down the woman and removed her when the ship docked in Falmouth, Jamaica, Blosic said.
A Royal Caribbean spokesperson confirmed the incident, telling CNN in a statement:
“Earlier this week on the Allure of the Seas a guest was observed recklessly and dangerously posing for a photo by standing on her stateroom balcony railing with the help of her companion. Security was notified and the guests were later debarked in Falmouth, Jamaica as a result of their actions and are now banned for life from sailing with Royal Caribbean.”
According to its website (pdf), Royal Caribbean says that “sitting, standing, laying or climbing on, over or across any exterior or interior railings or other protective barriers, or tampering with ship’s equipment, facilities or systems designed for guest safety is not permitted.”
Breaking the rules could result in removal, the website warns.
Other details are unclear.
On its website, Royal Caribbean explains that “sitting, standing, laying or climbing on, over or across any exterior or interior railings or other protective barriers” is not permitted, for guests’ own safety.
The ship’s crew and passengers are not expected to come onshore as swells are as high as 27 feet, the report noted.
Epoch Times reporter Jack Phillips contributed to this report.