British woman, 74, missing after ‘falling overboard’ during Caribbean cruise on Queen Mary 2 liner 

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The cruise ship, the flagship ocean liner of the Cunard company, has turned back to help look for her (file photo)

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk – By GARETH DAVIES FOR MAILONLINE

~ The ship is expected to reach St Maarten on December 26 as schedule. ~

  • Woman was on a tour of the Caribbean which left New York on Thursday
  • The cruise ship, a flagship Cunard ocean liner, has turned back to look for her 
  • Helicopters and planes have joined the search party for the 74-year-old
  • Fellow passengers have described the woman as a ‘frequent cruiser’

The search for a British woman thought to have fallen overboard during a cruise on the Queen Mary 2 ocean liner has been called off.

The woman, understood to be 74, was on a tour of the Caribbean which left New York on Thursday.

The cruise ship, the flagship ocean liner of the Cunard company, had turned back to help look for her.

A spokeswoman for the company said: ‘It is with sadness we can confirm that after a comprehensive search, working with all relevant authorities, Queen Mary 2 has halted the search for a missing guest, presumed overboard.

‘The ship left New York on Thursday, December 22, on a 12 night Caribbean itinerary. Cunard’s Care team is offering every support to the family.

‘The ship is now back on course to reach St Maarten on December 26 as schedule.’

The 74-year-old went missing at 10pm last night, according to her fellow passengers.

She is understood to be a frequent cruiser, and guests are being kept abreast of the situation by the captai

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