A Royal Caribbean cruise line traveler has been prohibited from the company’s cruises for life after she climbed up onto the railing of her space’s terrace to posture for a dangerous photo in front of the ocean.

We have actually seen our fair share of hazardous selfies and image shoots, but this stunt made global headlines today thanks, in part, to a picture of the event taken by fellow passenger Peter Blosic.

Blosic was basing on his own veranda when he saw the lady climb onto the railing of hers as the ship pulled into Labadee, Haiti. Unsure what was happening, he instantly informed the team and snapped this photo of the girl posing in front of the ocean with her hands above her head:

Royal Caribbean later confirmed that the lady was eliminated from the ship in Jamaica, however the cruise line didn’t stop there. In fact, they’ve prohibited the unnamed traveler for life. In a statement acquired by CNN, the cruise line stated:

Previously today on the Allure of the Seas a visitor was observed recklessly and precariously presenting for a photo by standing on her stateroom terrace railing with the help of her buddy. Security was informed and the guests were later debarked in Falmouth, Jamaica as a result of their actions and are now banned for life from cruising with Royal Caribbean.

Many of the online neighborhood is praising Royal Caribbean for its swift, maybe even extreme, reaction to the event. Provided the variety of selfie-related deaths and idiotic stunts we have actually seen over the previous a number of years, a stringent imposing of the guidelines– and it is against the rules to climb up onto your terrace’s railing on a Royal Caribbean cruise– may not be the worst way to try and curb individuals’s worse social media-inspired instincts.

( via Fast Business)


Image credits: Header image by Fernando Jorge

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