A new photo circulating on social media showing two children sitting on the rail of a cruise ship has sparked concerns about safety, bad behavior, and other issues that seem to be on the rise not just on one trip, but across different lines and on all types of ships.
What could this mean for the future of travel?
Young Passengers Seen While Sitting on a Cruise Ship
A picture now circulating on social media shows two young sailors who appear to be boys sitting on the balcony of the stateroom, hanging over the edge.
One of the guests appears to be using advanced treatment. No authorities were to be seen near, except for a man on top of the deck, who was probably unaware of the behavior of the guests.
It is not known what kind of ship the tourists are on, and the photo has not been captioned. As the image has been widely shared, its origin is unknown.
The shape of the corridors, however, as well as the comfortable seats of the ship, are recognized as part of the ship. Royal Caribbean ships, class of light. This means that this behavior can happen Sea Light, Sea Light, Serenade of the Seaor Sea Stone.
The photo is causing a stir among sailing fans, as the behavior shows a disregard for ship safety rules and navigational guidelines.
This behavior is recklessly dangerous, and it can be dangerous if one of the boys slips. If that had happened, the visitor would have either fallen into the water – and there is no way of knowing where the image came from, so there is no way of knowing how far the fall would have been – or fallen to the ground, which would have been equally dangerous.
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Many cruise enthusiasts have asked “Where are the parents?” or wondered about being watched by the authorities and how such behavior could happen. Some surfers question the photo’s authenticity, citing details such as the matching clothes the teenagers appear to be wearing or the size to suggest it may be a photoshopped image.
Inconsiderate Behavior on the Rise on Cruise Ships
Whether the photo is real or fake, it shows an interest in reckless and dangerous behavior, and a desire to “go viral” with what they like and share. When this behavior is respected, it gives others the idea to gain their fame from copycat or similar practices.
All children, especially teenagers, want to push the boundaries and sometimes they can do silly, silly, or reckless things. Other recent trends from other cruise lines have shown similar trends on different ships – not always with young people.
In the middle of April 2023, for example, a the video showed a group of young people climbing between the corridors of the cruise ship on Carnival Cruise Line Mardi Gras. Five young guests seem to have been involved in the event, and may be playing a game or retrieving something that was accidentally thrown from the upper balcony.
Likewise, in November 2022, a woman on a Carnival cruise ship, apparently in Mexico, was. dangerously climbing the balcony rail before being released from the tracks by train security. In that case, depression or intoxication appeared to be a contributing factor to the woman’s dangerous behavior.
Not all bad behavior is dangerous, but it ignores the rules of the sea. In April 2023, the main male guest was photographed on the balcony of a Carnival cruise ship in the harbor in Nassau, pulling in what looked like a buffalo trunkfish with a long fishing line. The guests from the video were identified and identified banned for life from Carnival Cruise Line.
Supervising Youth on Ships
Although many cruises offer youth programs and youth-only areas, children of that age are often unsupervised and can roam freely on the ship, enjoying the public areas or hanging out in their own yards at their parents’ whims.
Many cruise lines have policies that specifically prohibit dangerous, reckless, or disruptive behavior. Royal Caribbean International, for example, has language in its section 9a a flight ticket about passengers “at all times shall comply with the provisions of this Agreement, all applicable laws, rules, policies and regulations.”
Other language in the agreement states that “Every adult passenger acknowledges and agrees to supervise at all times the accompanying children.”
When such behavior is recorded, such monitoring does not occur. Royal Caribbean then reserves the right to intervene with the security of the ship, detain guests, suspend credit access, remove guests from the ship, or ban them from the cruise altogether, among other consequences described in Visitor Management Policy.
Also in the policy is a note that all guests must immediately report to the ship’s security staff or management “any unsafe or illegal behavior.” One clear instruction in the Visitor’s Policy states in no uncertain terms:
“Sitting, standing, jumping, lying down or climbing, over or through the outer or inner rails or other protective structures is prohibited.”
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