The woman's last contact with ship's staff was at 12:30 a.m., and she was reported missing by her stateroom companion at 9 a.m. local time on Monday. Holland America notified the authorities in accordance with marine regulations. Coast Guard aircraft and rescue boats are now searching Stephens Passage, Lynn Canal and Icy Strait for the missing woman. The woman's family has been notified that she is missing and believed to have fallen overboard.
Stay tuned for more information.
--by Erica Silverstein, Senior Editor