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Passengers banned for life from Royal Caribbean for jumping off balcony


Royal Caribbean has banned a group of men from Canada from ever travelling with the cruise line again after one of them jumped off a ship’s deck and posted a video of the stunt on social media.

Nick Naydev posted the video on Instagram on Friday showing him straddling on the balcony of the Symphony of the Seas and then jumping off into the waters in the Bahamas where the ship was docked.

The video has more than 90,000 views and more than 1000 comments. One of his friends could be heard laughing in the background. Yahoo Lifestyle identified the friend recording the video as Konstantin Kryachun.

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Nick Naydev posted the video on Instagram.

“He’s jumped from those kind of heights before, and we didn’t really care about the consequences with the cruise company,” Kryachun told the…

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Norovirus outbreak on Royal Caribbean ship sickens almost 500 passengers


by Minyvonne Burke, NBC News

PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. (NBC) — The number of people hit with a gastrointestinal illness on a Royal Caribbean International cruise ship has swelled to nearly 500, a company spokeswoman said Friday.

The increase to 475 people comes a day after the company said 277 passengers on the Oasis of the Seas had initially fallen ill.

Travelers on the cruise ship — which according to Royal Caribbean’s website is a 1,187-foot long vessel and was voted the best cruise ship 2014 by Travel Weekly readers — started feeling sick after the ship departed from Port Canaveral in Brevard County, Florida, on Sunday.

The cruise liner was scheduled to sail through the Caribbean before returning to Florida on Sunday. The Oasis of the Seas will now arrive back at Port Canaveral on Saturday….

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Cruise passengers return after norovirus sickens 475 people aboard Royal Caribbean ship




PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. – Passengers who got sick on a Royal Caribbean cruise are headed home. The Oasis of the Seas docked in Port Canaveral a day early, following a norovirus outbreak on board.

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Cruise passengers return after norovirus sickens 475 people aboard Roy


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Family describes cruise that returned after hundreds of passengers sickened




MATTHEWS, N.C. – Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas returned to a Florida port Saturday, a day early, and the company gave passengers full refunds of their fare after 475 guests and crew members were hit with an outbreak of norovirus as the ship sailed to Jamaica.

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Passengers return after norovirus outbreak sickens nearly 500 people


The Oasis of the Seas docked in Port Canaveral Saturday — a day early — following a norovirus outbreak on board.(Photo: nathanmac87 / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. – The Royal Caribbean cruise ship where nearly 500 people got sick has returned home.

The Oasis of the Seas docked in Port Canaveral Saturday — a day early — following a norovirus outbreak on board.

13WHAM’s ABC affiliate, WFTV News, spoke with passengers as they returned to Central Florida Saturday.

Overall, passengers said they were glad to be off the ship.

Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas is considered one of the largest cruise ships in the world.

The cruise line said passengers are getting a full refund.

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