A photo taken on a Caribbean cruise ship this week caught the attention of the general public, but it was not a pink sand beach, a zip adventure, or a parachutist onboard.
It was a woman standing on a balcony railing of her cabin on one of the largest cruise ships in the world posing for a selfie.
Another passenger aboard the ship, Allure of the Seas a Royal Caribbean Ocean liner the size of an aircraft carrier had taken the photograph of the woman while they were en route to Labadee, Haiti and shared it with cruise liners.
"Earlier this week, a guest was observed on the Allure of the Seas, posing as a reckless and dangerous photographer, standing with his companion on the balcony railing of their cabin," the statement said. "The security forces were notified and the guests were later rescued for their actions in Falmouth, Jamaica, and Royal Caribbean sailing is now banned for life."
Royal Caribbean did not identify the woman or her companion. It was unclear which deck she was on.
More than 250 people worldwide have been killed in selfies since 2011, according to the Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care.
"In tourist areas, especially in places such as water bodies, mountain peaks and over tall buildings, no selfie zones should be designated to reduce the frequency of selfie deaths," says an article published in 2018.  The episode this week is a symbol of the selfie culture, where some people have died to take the ultimate photo.
Instagram is full of death-defying selfies with their legs clinging to the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland The 26-year-old Indian student died in January when daredevils performed their yoga poses at the Trolltunga in Norway.
In 2015, a woman was injured by a bison in Yellowstone Park after coming too close for a selfie. Andrea Norton, a 20-year-old student, died in April when she fell off a cliff in the Ozarks trying to take a selfie. That same month, 22-year-old Sydney Monfries (19459005) fell to her death when she shot a Snapchat video from the school's bell tower.
The passenger who reported the episode aboard Allure of the Seas, Peter Blosic, told CNN that it was silly to take such a risk.
said. "If I did not say anything and she jumped, that would be terrible."
Mr. Blosic did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Saturday.