German couple kicked off Caribbean cruise on first day for having sex too loudly with balcony door open
The couple is suing TUI for damages and compensation, stating the tour operator and the captain 'violated their duty of care.' The tour operator said they had kicked them off for security-related reasons.
A German couple was allegedly kicked off their TUI Mein Schiff 5 Caribbean cruise and left stranded because they were having sex too loudly.
Renate F and her husband Volker were looking forward to their two-week trip when they got onto the cruise ship in Barbados on April 1, according to the Reise Reporter, but just a day later, they found themselves stranded.
The couple claims that the reason they were ordered off the ship was because they were a little too loud while having sex and are suing TUI for damages.
Speaking to the Reise Reporter, Renate admitted she and her husband had become "passionate" after boarding the ship and that they had mistakenly left the balcony door open. She said they had very loud "consensual sex" and that they briefly argued after making love, but that there had been no damage to their cabin.
After the argument, she said she was smoking a cigarette on the balcony and that her husband went to take a shower when a manager accompanied by a security guard showed up at their door and informed them the captain had decided to kick them off the cruise.
It was 1 am when she and Volker were left stranded with their suitcases in Barbados, leaving them no choice but to book an expensive flight to Paris, from where they caught some free train tickets to take them back to Germany.
Renate said the experience had left a mark on her and her husband, and that she was filing a lawsuit against TUI for compensation for the "pain" they endured. She is also seeking reimbursement for the travel expenses and said the tour operator and the captain "violated their duty of care."
Addressing the incident in a statement, TUI insisted they had done nothing wrong and that they had kicked the couple off the cruise for security reasons.
"Due to a security-related incident, we have made use of our house right and asked the guests to leave the ship," the company said. "This was done to protect the guests themselves and other fellow travelers. There has already been correspondence with Mrs. F in which we have set our view of things. Please understand that we do not want to comment on the privacy of our guests in detail."