A photo taken this week of a Caribbean cruise ship quickly gained widespread attention, but it wasn't a beach with pink sand, a zippered adventure, or an on-board parachute simulator.
There was a woman standing on a balcony rail in her room on one of the largest cruise ships in the world, posing for selfies.
Another passenger aboard a ship, Allure of the Seas a Royal Caribbean ocean liner, the size of an aircraft carrier took a picture of a woman while on the way to Labade, Haiti and shared it with cruise ship employees.
"Earlier this week at Allure of the Seas, a guest was spotted recklessly and dangerously posing for a photo while standing on the railing of her office with the help of her companion," the statement said. "Security was notified and the guests were later deactivated in Falmouth, Jamaica as a result of their actions and are now banned from flying the Royal Caribbean for a lifetime."
Royal Caribbean does not identify the woman or her companion. It was not clear which deck she was on.
More than 250 people worldwide have been killed, having been celestial since 2011, according to the Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care.
"No selfie zones" should not be advertised in tourist areas, especially in places such as bodies of water, mountain peaks and above tall buildings, to reduce selfie-related deaths, says the 2018 article
This week's episode is emblematic of the selfie culture in which some people were killed trying to get the best picture.
Instagram is crammed with deadly selfies, from the feet hanging from the cliffs of Moher in Ireland, where a 26-year-old Indian student died in January to dare to show off his yoga poses in Trolltunga, Norway.
In 2015, a woman was injured by a buffalo in Yellowstone Park after approaching too much for selfies. In April, a 20-year-old college student at Andrea Norton died when she fell off a cliff in the Ozarks while trying to take a selfie. That same month Sidney Montfries A 22-year-old senior from Fordham University sank to his death while making a Snapchat video of the school's bell tower.
The passenger who reported the episode on Allure of the Seas aboard Peter Blosic told CNN it was foolish to take such a risk.
"Not knowing what her intentions were, I alerted the crew," Mr. Blosic said. "If I didn't say anything and she would jump, it would be horrible."
Mr. Blosic did not immediately respond to a request for comment Saturday.