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Mockery or bad timing? Cruise staff member waves giant fake hand as passengers miss the boat

Mockery or bad timing? Cruise staff member waves giant fake hand as passengers miss the boat

Whether it was intentional or not, a cruise ship staff member picked an unfortunate moment to pull out a giant fake hand and wave goodbye to spectators watching the ship disembark from the shore.

Just as two unfortunate passengers realised their cruise ship was sailing away without them, a crew member decided to wave a fake hand as the pair looked completely helpless on a dock at St Maarten, Netherlands.

But nothing could be done, as the only option the tourists had was to figure out a way to get to the next port on their own.

Footage of the unfortunate incident was posted on Facebook, as it shows the Royal Caribbean cruise ship setting sail from the pier in Philipsburg, St. Maarten. Looking at the video, it seems that the couple had missed boarding by just a few minutes.

As the phone camera focuses on the distressed duo, it soon shows a crew member on the ship waving around a giant fake hand that has the word “BYE” written on it.

It’s possible the action was a result of bad timing, as the intention still remains unclear. 

Footage also shows other passengers on the cruise noticing the couple, shouting, “They missed it!” to help spread the word.