Carnival Cruise Line President Christine Duffy calls the rescue "nothing short of miraculous."
The U.S. Coast Guard tells news outlets the 33-year-old crew member went overboard from the Norwegian Getaway on Saturday, some 28 miles (45 kilometers) northwest of Pinar del Rio, Cuba. A cabin steward from the Carnival Glory spotted the crew member in the water around 1:20 p.m. Sunday.
The Coast Guard suspended the search on Saturday night after hours of searching.
The Getaway returned to Miami from an eight-day cruise on Sunday. The Glory continued on to Cozumel in the midst of a seven-day cruise.