En route to Cozumel, Mexico, the largest ship in the world was carrying 6,000 passengers on a charter by gay and lesbian vacation company, Atlantis Events.
Multiple public announcements for the guest and a complete search of the ship were undertaken prior to the Captain alerting local authorities.
“A review of the ship’s closed-circuit camera footage observed the 30 year-old British guest going over the balcony railing in his stateroom on deck 11,” Royal Caribbean global corporate communications manager Cynthia Martinez said in a statement.
“Allure of the Seas, along with the Mexican Coast Guard, Mexican Navy and the pilot boat conducted a search for the missing guest. At approximately 9:30am [local time] the Coast Guard released Allure of the Seas from the search and the ship continued to Cozumel.”
The ship sailed into port two-and-a-half hours later than scheduled.
“Our care team is providing support for the guest’s family and our thoughts and prayers are with them,” Ms Martinez said.