A “selfie-crazy” woman passenger in a Royal Caribbean cruise ship, described by another passenger as “idiot,” drew the wrath of the cruise liner and was banned for life and asked to get out at the next port of call.

According to cruise news, the matter came to the notice of the ship’s security from another passenger Peter Blosic traveling on the “Allure of the Seas.” He took a picture of the woman after spotting her standing precariously on the edge of the railings and taking photos presumably for Instagram.

Blosic not only took her photo but also posted the picture that showed her hands above her head and a camera behind her. He also gave a caption.

Concern over compromising safety

Basic wrote: “Just witnessed this on Allure. What an absolute IDIOT. You cannot fall off of a ship unless you are acting like a moron!"

Peter alerted security after finding the lady on the edge of the ship and the huge risk it posed.

The ship’s crew eventually traced her to the cabin where she was staying.

Peter wrote: “I showed the concierge. The staff captain then wanted to meet with me and get a copy of the photo. We easily determined the cabin number since it’s on the hump."

Errant passenger expelled

Later the woman was expelled from the ship when it docked in Falmouth, Jamaica.

The policy on cases involving safety violations by guests at Royal Caribbean is provided on the website: “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 designed for guest safety is not permitted.”

In this case, the violations were quite evident. The consequences can include “law enforcement” or “removal from a ship at the next port of call.”

Later the USA Today updated the matter by quoting an email from Jonathon Fishman, corporate reputation manager for Royal Caribbean Cruises, who mentioned the incident.

Fishman said a “guest was observed recklessly and dangerously posing for a photo by standing on her stateroom balcony railing with her companion.”

The cruise liner’s policy on errant and risky passengers says guests covered under cruise deals will be removed from a Royal Caribbean International ship and have to fend for themselves on accommodation and transportation back home.

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The Norwegian Cruise Line, Norwegian Sky cruise ship sails out of its port on October 12, 2018 in Miami Beach, Florida. Photo by Gary Hershorn/Getty Images

Also, all documentation requirements for re-entry into the guest’s home country will be their sole responsibility.

In the case of the “idiot passenger” Royal Caribbean acted tough and banned the guest from any future boarding.

“They are now banned for life from sailing with Royal Caribbean,” Fishman confirmed.

Recently, there was a case of another passenger on a cruise ship who leaped from the 11th-floor balcony and filmed the heroic act on his phone. He was summarily banned for life.