RCI Bans Passenger After Symphony of the Seas Overboard (see video below) – On January 11, 2019, Nick Naydev, 27, from Vancouver, Washington was banned from Royal Caribbean International cruise line ships after he deliberately jumped overboard from Symphony of the Seas.
Symphony of the Seas was docked in Nassau, Bahamas at the time of the incident, whick took place on Deck 11. Naydev posted the video on his Instagram account @naydev91 and it has gone viral.
Symphony of the Seas departed from Miami , Florida on Saturday, January 5, 2019, for a 7-night Western Caribbean cruise. The cruise ship was in Nassau, Bahamas on Friday, January 11, as the last stop on the cruise.
“Naydev and all his companions have been banned from ever sailing with us again,” the manager of Royal Caribbean’s corporate communications reported.
Directly after the stunt, Naydev was told by Royal Caribbean staff that he would not be allowed to reboard the ship, and would have to find his own way home from the Bahamas.
“I am truly astonished at how this video has spread throughout the Internet. I did not think this through before I jumped,” Naydev told Fox 13. “My idea was this would be a good laugh for my friends and I would just swim back to shore and continue my vacation.”
Konstantin Kryachun who filmed the oncident said, “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”.