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Passenger caught on ocean side of Allure balcony .... 10/13 sailing

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On 10/16/2019 at 2:46 PM, Shari said:

This is not fake news.  The person first posted on FB and was told to report her.  He showed the picture to RCCL staff and they figured out which cabin she was in.  They confronted her and then she was ordered to stay in her cabin until the next port.  She was escorted off of the Allure in Nassau Bahamas this morning and is permanently banned from any RCL (corporate wide) ship.

I thought it was Cozumel.

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On 10/16/2019 at 2:21 PM, tonyfsu21 said:

#fakenews unless this individual is 10’ tall. 

 

 

USA TODAY printed this story ..... and even has a response from Royal Caribbean  ..... so it has to be true.  See the story at the link below:

Quote from the article:

“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," Jonathon Fishman, corporate reputation manager for Royal Caribbean Cruises, told USA TODAY in an email.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/2019/10/17/royal-caribbean-cruises-bans-guest-life-after-dangerous-selfie/4012661002/

Also, according to the article ..... it was Falmouth, Jamaica where they were kicked off the ship.

 

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On 10/16/2019 at 8:05 AM, twangster said:

The scale of the picture still seems off to me.  The distance between the railing and the next deck above isn't the height of a normal grown adult, male or female.  

 


Here’s 2 more news articles that confirm the story:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.thesun.co.uk/travel/10146455/royal-caribbean-passenger-balcony-selfie/amp/

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.foxnews.com/travel/royal-caribbean-cruise-passenger-dangerous-selfies-banned-for-life.amp

 

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8 hours ago, PG Cruiser said:

I think the angle at which the photo was taken created an optical illusion with the balcony on the hump, making her look 10' tall.

Yes, like many have said it this thread, the perspective of this photo (and the fact that photos don't show depth of field like our eyes do) gives it a flat depth making it look wrong to our eyes.  If there was more detail in the photo [depth of field], or if it have been shot from a different position [perspective], we might interpret the photo differently.

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2 hours ago, TJ! said:

natural selection at work, no sympathy for idiots.

they also ruin it for everyone else

True, but they ruined it for themselves both too.  They will never cruise RCL again!  Can you imagine?  I got thrown off Freedom once.  Luckily, I was not banned for life...

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13 hours ago, YOLO said:

True, but they ruined it for themselves both too.  They will never cruise RCL again!  Can you imagine?  I got thrown off Freedom once.  Luckily, I was not banned for life...

Oh there's got to be a good story hooked to that statement - care to share?  🙄

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14 hours ago, YOLO said:

True, but they ruined it for themselves both too.  They will never cruise RCL again!  Can you imagine?  I got thrown off Freedom once.  Luckily, I was not banned for life...


‘Yes, please share that story .....

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On 10/19/2019 at 7:51 AM, ChrisK2793 said:

‘Yes, please share that story .....

@ChrisK2793 & @wstephensi.  Let me first start with LESSON LEARNED:

  • When on a cruise ship, if you, a loved one, a friend, or a passenger are involved in an incident DO NOT try to handle it yourself!  Security is everywhere, often much closer than you might think, so your ONLY involvement should be to seek them out for help.

Please please learn from me and DO NOT DO what I did!  My Elevator story has a lot of facets which make it a rather long story so I will keep it as brief as possible by leaving out many details.  Hope it is understandable...

Our 121028 Freedom cruise was a partial charter by the https://www.highseasrally.com group.  In talking to members of the group we learned there were over 2000 of them.  So they easily out numbered us.  Suffice to say (and you can read my related posts in the link below) that this cruise was unlike ANY of our over 30 cruises - very unlike!  On the second night (Formal) five of us boarded an elevator going down to dinner (my wife, my sister, and two friends).  The elevator was nearly full and at our first stop there was a man and a woman in a wheelchair.  They were together and he was carrying both of their glasses of red wine.  We did our best to squeeze them in and at our next stop going down it became apparent the man was already having a very good time for himself.  At that stop we found more people on their way down to dinner.  With barely any room left in our elevator, the man invited more people on.  We squeezed in two more, but my sister got stepped on.  This was a really bad situation for her as she had recently had foot surgery and still had temporary pins in her foot.  So we politely, but quickly try to explain this to man and asked him to not move any further back. This is where he became belligerent as he either did believe us or just did not care about us.  It seemed to us like we were not going to stop his fun.  Two more stops and he and his wife got off for dinner (thank goodness).  The five of us were in a back corner of the elevator.  As the door was closing a passenger next to me (who I did not know) broke the camels back by shouting to the man something like "good riddance and take your wine with you".  So just before the door closed the man threw both red wines into the corner of the elevator where we were standing.  We all got the wine on us, but my sister took the brunt of it.  We were all really pissed by this point and no one more than I.  My sister did not deserve that.  She wears very nice clothes to formal night dinners.  The next elevator stop was ours just one floor down from the couple's so I made the decision to run up one flight to confront him.  THIS is where I should have found security!  Anyway we both got into it, both ended up in sick bay, and both ended up getting dis-embarked two days later in Jamaica.  When security talked to my wife and I, they make it very clear that I would NOT be banned for life, so that made me think that the other man may have been.  FYI: All decisions of this type are completely up to the ship's captain.  Thank You Captain for having some mercy on me.  😥

Four of my group got off in Jamaica and two of us stayed on the ship.  So my sister asked "Art you just thrown off a cruise ship, what are you going to do now?"  I said "Let's go to Disney World" and we did...

 See here for a small discussion on partial charter cruises...

 

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