Cruise Passenger Banned for Life After Posing for Dangerous Photo on Her Balcony’s Railing

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A Royal Caribbean cruise line passenger has been banned from the company’s cruises for life after she climbed onto the railing of her room’s balcony to pose for a dangerous photo in front of the ocean.

We’ve seen our fair share of dangerous selfies and photo shoots, but this stunt made international headlines today thanks, in part, to a photo of the incident taken by fellow passenger Peter Blosic.

Blosic was standing on his own balcony when he saw the woman climb onto the railing of hers as the ship pulled into Labadee, Haiti. Unsure what was happening, he immediately alerted the crew and snapped this photograph of the lady posing in front of the ocean with her hands above her head:

Royal Caribbean later confirmed that the woman was removed from the ship in Jamaica, but the cruise line didn’t stop there. In fact, they’ve banned the unnamed passenger for life. In a statement obtained by CNN, the cruise line said:

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.

Most of the online community is applauding Royal Caribbean for its swift, maybe even harsh, response to the incident. Given the number of selfie-related deaths and idiotic stunts we’ve seen over the past several years, a strict enforcing of the rules—and it is against the rules to climb up onto your balcony’s railing on a Royal Caribbean cruise—might not be the worst way to try and curb people’s worse social media-inspired instincts.

(via Fast Company)

Image credits: Header image by Fernando Jorge

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