Whenever you’re travelling on a cruise ship, staff a very clear when you have to be back on board otherwise you’ll get left behind.
Because they can’t do a manifest check every time the ship leaves its dock, there have been loads of examples where people are left stranded on some random island because they didn’t adhere to the time.
That’s exactly what one couple experienced after they arrived late to their cruise ship at St Maarten in the Caribbean.
But to make matters worse for the two people, as the cruise ship was pulling away, a crewmember came outside the bridge and held up a massive ‘Bye’ sign that looked like a hand waving.
Now, if we’re being honest, this might not be as sinister as it seems. The crewmember could be waving the hand at everyone on the ground below or to the other ship that was docked at the port. But it would be hilarious if this cruise ship had this hand specifically for when people came late in order to shame them.
No doubt the couple will now have to catch a boat or plane to the next destination so they don’t miss the rest of the cruise.
A similar scene was captured earlier this year.
But according to the onlooker who shot the excruciatingly embarrassing footage, the hapless couple arrived too late.
In the video they say the last call for boarding came at 3.30pm but the tardy pair came trundling along a whole 50 minutes later, after the ship’s crew had already begun removing ropes, closing the gangway and hatch, before beginning their departure.
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Apparently the duo had no choice but to watch on as the Royal Caribbean liner, Symphony of the Seas, set sail and left them stood on shore, laden with bags and feeling pretty stupid.
The couple then try on last attempt to catch the crew’s attention, waving frantically from shore, but as the ship’s propeller begins to thrash through the water they eventually realise that it’s just not their day.
So let this be a warning to you if you plan on catching a cruise: don’t arrive late or you’ll be shamed on the internet forever.
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