Cruise ship passenger banned for dumb act
A cruise ship passenger has been banned for life by Royal Caribbean after she climbed over her balcony railing to pose for a photo.
The unidentified woman was caught standing on the edge of the ship in just a swimsuit while travelling through the Caribbean.
Passenger Peter Blosic was also on the Allure of the Seas on a Caribbean cruise when he realised there was a woman on the starboard (right) side of the ship.
He posted a picture of her with her hands above her head, appearing to pose for a camera behind her.
"Just witnessed this on Allure. What an absolute IDIOT," he wrote.
"You cannot fall off of a ship unless you are acting like a moron!"
Mr Blosic explained in his post that he alerted guest services soon after he caught her on the edge of the ship due to the risk it posed.
The woman was eventually tracked down to the cabin she was staying in, he said.
"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," Mr Blosic said.
She was removed from the ship when it docked in Falmouth, Jamaica.
"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," Royal Caribbean's website states.
Failure to adhere to the rules can result in "law enforcement" or "removal from a ship at the next port of call".
A number of passengers have fallen to their deaths this year.
A 75-year-old man died last week after he jumped from a Carnival cruise ship, while an Australian man died when he fell from a Royal Caribbean ship in August.
A 16-year-old boy fell to his death after climbing from an eighth floor balcony because he didn't have his room card.
Cruise liners take passengers putting their lives at risk seriously.
A passenger who leapt from his 11th-floor balcony on a cruise ship was banned for life after filming the prank on his phone.
A cruise passenger who miraculously survived 10 hours at sea after falling off the ship was thought to have "climbed over the railing" after a row with her boyfriend.
However, a cruise expert explained it was "extremely difficult" to fall by accident from a large cruise liner.
This article originally appeared on The Sun and is republished with permission