Crewmembers and dock workers reportedly jumped into the water to rescue the couple; the woman was declared dead at the scene. The story further states that the victim was Spanish, according to a harbour master spokesman, and that the tragic accident is under investigation.
Cruise Critic did not receive confirmation or a statement from the cruise line by press time; stay tuned.
Last year, an MSC Fantasia passenger was injured when a gangway collapsed in Palma de Mallorca due to strong winds; local port authorities confirmed responsibility for that incident.
--by Melissa Paloti, Managing Editor
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