A female passenger on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship was branded an "idiot" after she reportedly risked her life to shoot a selfie by climbing over a balcony while aboard the Allure of the Seas during a cruise across the Caribbean.
“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, sharing a photo of the woman in a blue bathing suit posing with her hands above her head, the New York Post reports.
Blosic immediately alerted the ship crew about the woman's dangerous stunt.
“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.
Following the discovery, staff on board the cruise booted the woman off the ship as soon as it docked in Falmouth, Jamaica.
On their website, Royal Caribbean clearly states 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.”
Furthermore, the shipping giant insists that failure to comply with the safety regulations could result in the “removal from a ship at the next port of call.”
According to Fox News, a 23-year-old Carnival Cruise Line passenger was critically injured earlier this week after they fell over a railing and plunged 16 feet below on to the deck while the ship was just off the coast of Venice, LA.
In another incident last year, Royal Caribbean banned a guest for life after he reportedly jumped from the 11th deck of the Symphony of the Seas.
At least 259 people have lost their lives while attempting to take selfies between 2011 and 2017, according to a recent global study.