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Cruise line bans passenger for taking selfie on railing

Monday, October 21, 2019

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FLORIDA, USA (CMC) — Royal Caribbean Cruises says it has banned a passenger for life after she was seen taking a selfie on the railing of Allure of the Seas as it approached Labadee, Haiti, last week.

“Earlier last 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,” said Royal Caribbean in a statement last Friday.

“Security was notified, and the guests later debarked in Falmouth, Jamaica as a result of their actions, and are now banned for life from sailing with Royal Caribbean.”

On its website, Royal Caribbean said, “Safety and security are everyone's responsibility.

“All guests must attend the mandatory muster drill and follow all other safety instructions issued by the captain,” it said. “Should anyone become aware of someone being injured, or of unsafe or possibly illegal behaviour during their cruise vacation, they should immediately report this to the ship's security staff or other ship management.

“This may be done through the ship's telephone or by seeking the assistance of a crew member. If you do not immediately report an injury or unsafe/illegal behaviour this delay may cause ship's personnel to be unable to effectively respond to the situation,” the website added.


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