German Couple Claim They Were Kicked Off Cruise Ship for Having Loud Sex

A German couple is taking legal action against a cruise company, claiming they were left stranded in Barbados after being kicked off a ship for making too much noise during sex.

The pair said they were asked to leave the Mein Schiff 5 after getting intimate on the first day of a two-week Caribbean cruise with travel firm TUI Cruises in April, according to the Reise Reporter.

The couple, identified only as Renate F. and her husband Volker, admitted they had forgotten to close their cabin's balcony door while they had sex aboard the ship on April 1.

Renate said they had been "passionate" in their love-making and admitted to being a "bit loud." She emphasized that the sex had been consensual, according to the German newspaper.

She said the couple later got into a loud argument, but insisted the dispute didn't involve violence or cause any damage to the cabin. Then, while Renate enjoyed a cigarette on the cabin's balcony and Volker took a shower, they received a visit from a ship manager and a security guard.

She said they were told to leave the ship, which is owned by TUI Cruises, in the early hours of the morning and were forced to spend thousands of dollars on accommodation in Barbados and last-minute flights to Paris on April 4. They also had to pay for train fares to get home to Germany, they said.

They are now demanding TUI Cruises pay them compensation, as well as reimburse them for their expenses after Renate said she was left traumatized because the tour company didn't uphold their duty of care and left them helpless.

The couple said the cruise, which they booked in January, cost them more than $6,400. But they also had to pay for spending three nights in Barbados, which cost around $1,100 as well as flights to Paris for more than $2,100. An overnight stay in Paris cost them a further $150 and a train to Frankfurt incurred further costs of more than $500.

A spokesperson for TUI Cruises told Newsweek the couple were asked to leave the ship due to a "security-related incident." She said she had no information that a lawsuit had been filed against TUI Cruises in relation to the incident.

"Due to a security-related incident TUI Cruises made use of its domestic authority rights and asked the guests to leave the vessel. This was done to protect both the guests' safety and the safety of other travelers," TUI Cruises said in a statement to Newsweek.

"There has already been a correspondence with the guests in question in which we have set out our view of things. Please understand that we do not want to comment any details in order to protect the personality rights of the guest."

The statement added that the "safety of our guests and crew always has the highest priority."

"In the event of security incidents on board we reserve the right to ask our guests to leave the vessel in exceptional cases," it said. "This is based on a case-by-case examination and thorough check of the proportionality of such measure."

The statement added that in such cases, the cost of the return journey is borne by the customers who are notified of this in a meeting. "Organizational help for arranging the return journey was offered to the guests concerned," the statement added.

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Stock photo: TUI Cruises' Mein Schiff 5 (right) is seen docked in Lisbon, Portugal. A German couple claim they were stranded in Barbados after being kicked off the cruise ship in April for having loud sex. Horacio Villalobos/Corbis/Getty Images