Passenger Jumps Off Eleventh Floor Of A Cruise Liner And Banned For Life

Cruises aren't everyone's cup of tea, but if you ever find yourself on one, at least wait for the ship to dock before thinking about trying to make your exit.

One man should have though about this before he decided to disembark from a boat he was travelling on, in the Bahamas.

The passenger has - unsurprisingly - been banned from travelling on Royal Carribean liners for the rest of his life, after he leapt off the 11th floor balcony and into the sea.

Twenty-seven-year-old Nick Naydev, from Vancouver, was with a group of chums on the Symphony of the Seas with a group of friends when they decided it would be top bants to film him jumping from the edge.

The reckless act was then shared on Nick's Instagram page and shows him smiling before taking flight and plummeting into the crystal clear water beneath.

Another video was also shared which shows the daredevil swimming in the sea, while his stunned friends can be heard shouting, 'Oh my gosh.'

The daring passenger has been banned from travelling with Royal Caribbean ever again. Credit: Instagram
The daring passenger has been banned from travelling with Royal Caribbean ever again. Credit: Instagram

Responding in the comments on Instagram, Nick said the footage showed him still drunk from the previous night - legend - but the pain most assuredly set in later.

He said: "When I sobered up my back started hurting pretty bad. Could barely walk for three days and could barely sleep from the pain."

After being picked up by a rescue boat, he was quickly told to get his stuff and leave.

Nick revealed in the comments below the video that he had to fork out $200 (£150) to back to Miami.

Another clip shows pal Konstantin Kryachun and the group of mates being scolded by officials and told to leave the ocean liner.

Konstantin told Yahoo: "He's jumped from those kind of heights before, and we didn't really care about the consequences with the cruise company. We just wanted to get a video of it and make it go viral."

A rescue boat went out to pick Nick up and told him to leave the boat. Credit: Instagram
A rescue boat went out to pick Nick up and told him to leave the boat. Credit: Instagram

And it has - the video has been watched by more than 92,000 people - well done, lads, top work, your parents will be proud.

However, not everyone has been so impressed by the 'idiotic' act.

One person wrote: "What a stupid idiot! Now he's banned for life on the cruise line."

A second said: "I'd seriously question your friends for even letting you do this. How did no one not tell you how much trouble you'd get in? Best of luck to you."

While another added: "U could have died. Next time u do something this idiotic, please think of your parents."

A Royal Caribbean spokesperson told the Sun: "This was stupid and reckless behaviour and he and his companions have been banned from ever sailing with us again. We are exploring legal action."

Featured Image Credit: Instagram

Dominic Smithers

After graduating from Leeds University with a degree in French and History, Dom went onto gain an NCTJ journalism qualification. Since then he has worked as a reporter at the Manchester Evening News and the Macclesfield Express, covering breaking news, court, sports, and politics.

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