Woman banned for life by cruise ship company for shooting a selfie

Oct 18, 2019

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Woman banned for life by cruise ship company for shooting a selfie

Oct 18, 2019

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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With the number of selfie deaths on the increase with new ones happening almost every week, you’d think people would get smart and figure out that taking dangerous risks for social media just isn’t worth it. Apparently not. A woman has been reportedly been banned for life by Royal Caribbean Cruises after posing for a selfie on the wrong side of the balcony safety rails outside her room.

CNN reports that the incident happened aboard the Allure of the Seas ship as it was approaching Labadee, Haiti earlier in the week. An unnamed woman was spotted by another passenger, Peter Blosic, while out on his own balcony, who then alerted the crew.

Blosic posted a photo of what he saw, a lady with her hands above her head, appearing to pose for a camera behind her, branding her a “moron” and an “absolute IDIOT”. He said in his post that he alerted guest services soon after he saw her. After showing the photo to the staff captain, they were able to determine the room in which the guest was staying, reports The Sun.

Earlier this 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

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

– Royal Caribbean statement

Passengers are forbidden from “sitting, standing, laying or climbing on, over or across any exterior or interior railings or other protective barriers” according to Royal Caribbean’s guest conduct policy.

With the number of people who fall off ships throughout the year, never to be found, she’s lucky she got off with just being banned.

[via CNN/The Sun/Sky News/Independent]

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27 responses to “Woman banned for life by cruise ship company for shooting a selfie”

  1. Franco Kailsan Avatar
    Franco Kailsan

    I would ban her if I were the captain of the ship! If she had fallen over, the ‘man-overboard’ procedure would have to be triggered which forces the ship to turn off all engines and do a rescue. If a body is not found, it grounds the ship and the Navy is called to do a search. It takes times and costs a lot of money. In the end it will affect the vacation of the other passengers.

    1. Paula Stegmaier Avatar
      Paula Stegmaier

      Franco Kailsan plus her family would probably want to sue because they didn’t keep her safe.

    2. Franco Kailsan Avatar
      Franco Kailsan

      Paula Stegmaier The cruise passengers should sue her family to stop them from procreating because they obvious have the stupid DNA within the family!

  2. Wing Tang Wong Avatar
    Wing Tang Wong

    The title is effed up. She wasn’t banned for shooting a selfie. She was banned for reckless endangerment.

  3. Wing Tang Wong Avatar
    Wing Tang Wong

    DIYPhotography that title is misleading and basically click bait. ?

  4. Don Navarro Avatar
    Don Navarro

    Yes. She put herself in a life or death situation for which the cruise ship company could have been held liable. Some peoples purpose in life is to serve as a warning to others.

  5. Don Smith Avatar
    Don Smith

    She was on the outside the the railing.

  6. Carol Nero Avatar
    Carol Nero

    Play stupid games won stupid prizes. She was lucky to walk away with her life.

  7. Matthew Nehrling Avatar
    Matthew Nehrling

    She wasn’t banned for shooting a selfie, she was banned for being an idiot hanging off the side of the boat.

  8. Barbara Livieri Avatar
    Barbara Livieri

    Woman wasn’t banned from taking a selfie (which in fact she wasn’t, someone else was taking the photo), but rather she was banned for breaking their rules. Whether someone was taking a photo of her while doing it or not is of no consequence.

  9. Neil Murphy Avatar
    Neil Murphy

    Actions have consequences

  10. Nadine Pankow Avatar
    Nadine Pankow

    Stupidity must be punished ?

  11. Stephen Masiello Avatar
    Stephen Masiello

    Idiot doing stupid things for “likes”. I’ve been on two Royal Caribbean cruises in the last month alone and I’m glad she wasn’t on either.

  12. Pascal Faure Avatar
    Pascal Faure

    For a minute there, I thought they were banning those cruise ships from the planet. Too bad it’s not the case.

  13. David Ludwig Avatar
    David Ludwig

    Stupid headline. The ban is for the safety violation not the selfie. And yes. It is justified

    1. Jeff Hayward Avatar
      Jeff Hayward

      David Ludwig they have to work that photography angle…

  14. J Kenrick Bernard Avatar
    J Kenrick Bernard

    Yes

  15. JOhn C Avatar
    JOhn C

    she was banned for being outside the safety railing, nothing to do with a selfie, thanks for the click bait

  16. Scott Stevenson Avatar
    Scott Stevenson

    Yes… end of story.

  17. Steve Lafleur Avatar
    Steve Lafleur

    Justified. Idiot.

  18. Darla St Clair Sycamore Avatar
    Darla St Clair Sycamore

    Justified. There should be a fine for this – vary dangerous and if she fell someone may have died trying to save her.

  19. Bill Munder Avatar
    Bill Munder

    Love Royal Carribean!
    Safety on ship is vital to everyone on the ship.

  20. Tiffany Felan Avatar
    Tiffany Felan

    Yes, she broke the rules and put herself in danger for a photo.

  21. Michael Bray Avatar
    Michael Bray

    My only thought when it comes to that woman

  22. Nicholas Cruz Cafaro Avatar
    Nicholas Cruz Cafaro

    Play stupid games, win stupid prizes

  23. Ron Mullin Avatar
    Ron Mullin

    Yup. She exhibited callous disregard for her safety and the rules.

  24. Sergi Yavorski Avatar
    Sergi Yavorski

    yes, morons should be banned