The U.S. Coast Guard is searching desperately on the waters between the Bahamas and South Florida for a man missing from a cruise ship.

Rescue crews are trying to find a passenger who apparently went overboard some 27 miles east of Florida's Delray Beach.

The man was reported missing from a Bahamas Celebration ship Sunday as it was returning to its home port in Florida.

The vessel had departed the island of Grand Bahama last night.