Symphony of the Seas, the largest cruise ship in the world.
An Australian man has died after boarding the world's largest cruise ship – the Symphony of the Seas.
The ship sailed for St Thomas, US Virgin Islands in the Caribbean when the accident occurred.
Rescue boats were launched in the early hours of Wednesday morning (local time) and eyewitnesses reported seeing a body recovered from the sea.
It is not known at this stage whether the man was a passenger or a crew member.
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The owners of the ship, Royal Caribbean, told the story Kosher Cruise in a statement that he was "deeply saddened by the tragic incident".
"Our heart goes out to our family and loved ones for their loss, and our care team provides support and assistance during this difficult time.
"At the initial report that an Australian elderly man had gone overboard, our ship immediately turned around, launched a lifeboat and conducted a full-scale search. We are working closely with the authorities and will continue to support their investigation."