Royal Caribbean International is known of its innovative feature on board its cruise ship but the cruise line has temporarily closed its Sky Pad, following a lawsuit.
Sky Pad is a feature on board two of the cruise line’s ships and cruise line’s soon to launch Spectrum of the Seas. The attraction is a bungee-attached trampoline paired with virtual reality headsets and was first introduced to Royal Caribbean International’s ships in 2018 on board Independence of the Seas following a refurbishment.
The decision to temporarily take the attraction out of action comes after the cruise line was sued by a guest for $75,000, who was injured on Sky Pad on board Mariner of the Seas in February 2019. 26 year old Casey Holladay plunged around 20 feet to the deck of the ship after his harness disconnected.
Royal Caribbean International has shut down Sky Pad on the two ships in the fleet which currently feature the attraction, whilst a review of its safety is carried out. The trampolines are surrounded by a hard deck surface with no padding and no safety nets.