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SKIP KILPATRICK
10-02-2018, 03:41 PM
"It was crazy … little Playboy bunny outfits, you know this is a family boat,"



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In September, a group of 1,300 men commandeered a Royal Caribbean Australia cruise (https://www.thisisinsider.com/category/cruise) ship.
Passengers said the men brought burlesque dancers on board, partied on the boat's deck, and harassed young female passengers by filming them on their phones.
One person who was on the ship compared it to an out-of-control bachelor party (https://www.thisisinsider.com/category/bachelor-party).
Families said they were forced to hide in their rooms.
Royal Caribbean (https://www.thisisinsider.com/category/royal-caribbean) has refunded passengers on the boat, which had a capacity of 3,000 people.

Vacation should be a peaceful time. But for a group of passengers aboard a Royal Caribbean International Voyager of the Seas ship last month, rest and relaxation was hardly an option, 9 News Australia reported (https://www.9news.com.au/national/2018/10/01/15/49/royal-caribbean-cruise-nightmare-families-horror-playboy-bunnies-wild-bender).


On September 6, the boat left the port in Sydney, Australia (https://www.thisisinsider.com/category/sydney), and 1,300 men who reportedly work for Kamla Pasand, a data company based in India, boarded for a conference. Shortly thereafter, the men took over the boat, passengers said.

Over the course of three nights, passengers said, the men brought burlesque dancers on board, partied on the boat's deck, and harassed young female passengers by filming them on their phones.


"It was crazy … little Playboy bunny outfits, you know this is a family boat," Christine Weyling, a passenger on the boat, said. "I think that they should have notified us that there was a big group that had been booked and had booked the pool deck out … everyone on that ship should have been notified."

Passengers said the families on the boat were forced to stay sequestered in their rooms to avoid the ruckus.

"Their doors would be open and you would walk past and be like, 'What am I going to be looking at when I walk past this door?'" passenger Cassandra Riini told 9 News. "It is hard to forget after seeing all the flashbacks of these men around all the time, 24 hours a day, like we could not escape," Riini's daughter, Tahlia, said.

Royal Caribbean International has since issued refunds to the people who were on board the ship, which has a capacity of 3,000.
"We operate with the safety of our guests and crew as our highest priority, and are currently looking into all guest feedback regarding this incident to ensure it does not happen again," Susan Bonner, managing director of Royal Caribbean Australia and New Zealand, said in a statement to 9 News.

"It was almost like a huge [bachelor party] - a [bachelor party] for 1,200 people," Riini said of the experience.

And while this story has certainly made waves, it's not the only tale of a cruise gone wrong (https://www.thisisinsider.com/cruise-ship-horror-stories-2018-7) that just might convince you to stay on dry land (https://www.thisisinsider.com/scary-cruise-ship-facts-2018-2).

A representative for Royal Caribbean International didn't immediately return INSIDER's request for comment.

CWSmith
10-02-2018, 04:35 PM
I've always thought that a bachelors party like that, even for one night, is just a disgusting display of immaturity. I thought it when I got married (didn't have one) and I think it now.

If you can't do it in front of your future father-in-law, you shouldn't be doing it. And if he joins in, that may tell you something about the values he instilled in his daughter.

wizbang 13
10-02-2018, 04:54 PM
One time, long ago, I anchored up next to a small cruise boat in the Grenadines. One of the Barefoot Cruises sailing ships.
I noticed something peculiar about it.
Turns out, the boat was chartered by a "Mens "magazine and had about 150 horny hombres and half a dozen lady strippes /models. Every hour, one of the gals would do a photo session on deck and in the rigging.
It was , um ....a bit weird.

Art Haberland
10-02-2018, 05:02 PM
I've always thought that a bachelors party like that, even for one night, is just a disgusting display of immaturity. I thought it when I got married (didn't have one) and I think it now.

If you can't do it in front of your future father-in-law, you shouldn't be doing it. And if he joins in, that may tell you something about the values he instilled in his daughter.

I never got married, but I never had the urge to either have a bachelors party or attend one. Thankfully none of my good friends had any

GregH
10-02-2018, 05:16 PM
Why did RC let them board the ship in the first place?....... dumb question - $$$$$

Art Haberland
10-02-2018, 05:17 PM
I am sure many large groups use these ships as floating convention space.