What happens when 1300 men from the Indian tobacco company go aboard a family cruise liner? A nightmare of epic proportions. The Newsweek reports that the men held NSFW-esque parties with women dressed as playboy bunnies and in some sort of outfit that has been described as Bollywood burlesque.

The men had apparently gone aboard the Voyager of the Seas ‘to attend a conference’. According to Australian media outlets, the behaviour of the men forced other passengers to seek comfort and refuge inside and many of the men were also seen filming other passengers on their phones.

Australian Nine Network’s ‘The Current Affair’ quotes 20-year-old Tahlia Riini as saying that the men made her uncomfortable by filming her on their cellphones. “It’s hard to forget after seeing all the flashbacks of these men around all the time, 24 hours a day like we couldn’t escape. Cameras everywhere – everyone had a camera in their hand,” she said.


“It was crazy…little Playboy bunny outfits, you know this is a family boat. 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,” said Christine Weyling, another passenger to The Newsweek.

This is what the Royal Caribbean International had to say about the incident, after having issued full refunds, according to news.com.au: “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.”

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