A woman who attempted a highly dangerous selfie on the railing of a cruise ship balcony has been banned for life from a cruise ship.
The woman, a passenger on the ship was caught posing in a swimsuit on a small platform on the outside edge of the 61-deck Allure of the Seas ship in the Caribbean as part of a seven-day cruise from Fort Lauderdale in Florida.
She was photographed by another passenger while trying to take the selfie and the passenger alerted authorities who then arrested her and then expelled her from the ship once the ship reached harbour.
Royal Caribbean, operators of the cruise ship, confirmed the woman and her companion have been banned for life from sailing with them.
“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,” the company said in a statement.
According to the guests conduct policy of the Royal Caribbean, passengers are prohibited from “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”.