Video: Passenger Dismissed from Independence of the Seas

May 13, 2017

A passenger on Royal Caribbean cruise ship Independence of the Seas was ordered to leave the vessel after an incident occurred onboard in one of the ships venues. According to Cris Gherman (the man who shot the videos bellow), he was attacked by another passenger without any reason. The other passenger says that he was provoked because Cris was filming him. Luckily security officers were nearby preventing further escalation of the incident and the passenger was taken to the ship's infirmary.

Later three officers, including Staff Captain and the Chief Security officer, visited Cris in his stateroom to inform him that he needs to leave the vessel. He recorded the second video where the Staff Captain, which is second in command that after discussion with the captain the decision was made that he needs to disembark.

According to Royal Caribbean Guest Conduct Policy “Inappropriate or abusive behavior is not permitted. This includes: uninvited physical contact, solicitation, harassment, vandalism, theft, violence, use of fake/false identification, underage drinking (see alcohol section below), providing alcohol to those under the allowed age (see alcohol section below), possession of illegal substances/items, placing materials (including signs, banners, decorations, etc.) anywhere on the exterior of the ship, placing materials anywhere on the interior of the ship (including stateroom doors, along corridors, etc.) which may be deemed by ship management as inappropriate, or any other illegal or offensive conduct."

We as crew members know that if something like this happens between two employees, no matter whose fault it was, booth are dismissed from the company and need to leave the ship immediately. Guess this rule applies for passengers too.

Tell us what you think in the comment box bellow.

@royal_caribbean5 #royalcarribean @independeceoftheseas i had to film him due to homophobic remarks. His friends agree...

Posted by Cris Gherman on Wednesday, May 10, 2017

So.. he is saying that my kids shouldn't have been in the club.. he is saying that I was running around filming people...

Posted by Cris Gherman on Wednesday, May 10, 2017

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