The World of Cruising reported that a cruise passenger from Saga Sapphire had gone overboard from the ship while the vessel had been cruising across the Atlantic.

The magazine's FB page says:

"a passenger has gone missing from cruise ship Saga Sapphire in the middle of the Atlantic. The ship, specializing in holidays for the over 50s, has turned round and is conducting a search."


Saga Cruises issued the following statement:

"During the morning of Sunday 13 December, whilst the Saga Sapphire was crossing the Atlantic, a passenger was reported missing by her traveling companion. Following a comprehensive search of the ship, she could not be found. Working in conjunction with maritime authorities the Saga Sapphire has turned round to conduct a search . . ."

Saga Sapphire was on a 35-day Caribbean voyage from Southampton.  

The Mirror newspaper has also covered the story and wrote that the woman overboard had not been identified yet.  She was reportedly a 70-year-old woman.