Woman vanishes from Celebration Cruise Lines Bahamas Celebration ship

Boyfriend questioned

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. -- A woman aboard the Bahamas Celebration ship was reported missing early Wednesday morning after the ship returned from a two-night trip, Celebration Cruise Lines spokesman Glen Ryerson said.  

The woman was reported missing at 8 a.m. after the ship docked at 7 a.m., according to Ryerson.

Ryerson said there are confirmed documents that show the woman boarded in the Bahamas.

Her boyfriend shared a cabin with her on board.

According to Celebration President Charlie Kinnear, the boyfriend claims he last saw his girlfriend at 1 a.m. in the gift shop before he headed to the inboard casino.

The ship was just off the coast of Grand Bahama Island at the time.

When he woke up she still hadn't returned.

Investigators are not releasing her identity but she's a Canadian resident in her 40s.

Cruise officials say she had been spotted numerous times on the ship and even used her key card last night.

The ship docked at 7 a.m. but her boyfriend didn't report her missing until 8 a.m.

"It's very unfortunate, I mean if we had still been on scene we would have turned around immediately, or at least stopped but we were already tied up at this point so it is unfortunate that the individual waited as long as he did," said Kinnear.

Riviera Beach police and the U.S. Coast Guard are investigating and searching the ship.

The ship was sailing from Grand Bahamas to the Port of Palm Beach.

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