Royal Caribbean to temporarily shutter Sky Pad trampoline amid $75K lawsuit

Royal Caribbean is temporarily closing down its “Sky Pad” feature on two of its cruise ships in the wake of a recent lawsuit.

The Sky Pad is a bungee-attached trampoline activity that can be paired with virtual reality headsets.

“As part of our commitment to safety, we are temporarily taking Sky Pad out of service on Mariner of Seas and Independence of the Seas,” the cruise line said on Twitter.

USA TODAY has reached out to Royal Caribbean for further details.

The move comes after the cruise line was sued by Casey Holladay, 26, for $75,000. 

Royal Caribbean is temporarily closing down its "Sky Pad" feature, a bungee trampoline activity, on several of its cruise ships amid a recent lawsuit. (Photo: Tim Aylen)

According to the suit, Holladay says he was on a weekend cruise to the Bahamas on the Mariner of the Seas in February when he plunged to the ship’s deck after the harness he was fastened to disconnected while he was 20 feet in the air. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Miami on March 12.

The suit states the activity was located on the 13th deck of the cruise ship, which has a hard surface with no padding or safety nets surrounding it.

Contributing: Fran Golden; Sara Moniuszko, USA TODAY

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