Cruise Passenger Climbs on Outside Railing to Take Photo - Gets Banned for Life

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Posted: October 20, 2019

Some may remember Nick Naydev, the 27-year-old man who jumped off the Royal Caribbean Symphony of the Seas cruise ship as a prank earlier this year. Naydev and a friend recorded the stunt and posted online, resulting in both men being kicked off the ship and banned for life. Now, another passenger has met a similar fate after she went to dangerous lengths to take a photo. 

CNN reports that the unidentified woman climbed onto the railing outside of her state room while sailing aboard the Royal Caribbean ship Allure of the Seas as it sailed toward Labadee, Haiti. She was taking a selfie, but another passenger also spotted her, and not knowing her intentions, notified ship authorities. 

"While on my balcony, I saw the woman climb on her railing. It happened so quickly. Not knowing what her intentions were, I alerted the crew. If I said nothing, and she was going to jump, that would be horrible," passenger Peter Blosic said in an interview with CNN. Blosic snapped a photo of the woman as she stood on the railing and later posted it to social media. 

Ship authorities identified the woman, removed her from the ship, and banned her from ever sailing with Royal Caribbean again. 

In a statement, Royal Caribbean addressed the incident, saying:

"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."