May 21, 2011
(5 a.m. EDT) -- The BBC is reporting today that a passenger on Celebrity Eclipse went overboard late Friday while the ship was traveling some eight miles north of Cherbourg on its way to Southampton.
French emergency workers conducted a search and rescue for the man, believed to have gone into the water at about 22:15 B.S.T. but ultimately called off the hunt.
The ship, which is based in Southampton, concluded its cruise this morning.
We've reached out to Celebrity Cruises for more information and will provide updates as more details emerge.
--by Carolyn Spencer Brown, Editor in Chief