This Cruise Passenger's Instagram Photoshoot Got Her Banned From Royal Caribbean for Life (Video)
A passenger aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise has been banned for life after climbing over the railing of her balcony while posing for a photo.
Another passenger on the Allure of the Seas, Peter Blosic, took a picture of the woman, who had climbed over her room’s balcony in her swimsuit to pose, and reported the incident.
“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,” Blosic told The Sun. The woman was removed from the ship when it pulled into its next port, Falmouth, Jamaica.
“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," Jonathon Fishman, corporate reputation manager for Royal Caribbean Cruises, told USA Today in an email. She has been banned from all Royal Caribbean cruises for life because of her actions.
The cruiseline’s policy reads that “guests removed from a Royal Caribbean International ship pursuant to this policy are responsible for their own accommodations and transportation home, at their expense.”
Cruise ships take passenger safety seriously, especially because several passengers have fallen to their deaths. In August, a 37-year-old Australian man fell to his death when he went overboard on a Royal Caribbean cruise around the Virgin Islands.