The cruise ship Summit docked yesterday at Pier 10 next to Aloha Tower after two passengers on board died Sunday.
2 on ship die of apparent natural causes
Two people died of apparent natural causes on the cruise ship Summit, which made an unscheduled stop at Honolulu Harbor yesterday morning.
An 83-year-old man died of cardiac arrest, while a 40-year-old woman died of cardiac arrest due to complications of cancer.
The passengers, both U.S. citizens, died Sunday, said Michael Sheehan, a spokesman for Celebrity Cruises.
The two passengers, whose names were not released, were not related.
State harbor officials and Honolulu police are investigating the cases as unattended deaths.
"It's just a very unfortunate circumstance," Sheehan said. "We're obviously doing our best to support the families."
Sheehan said the bodies were turned over to the city Medical Examiner's Office, and arrangements will be made to move the remains to their respective hometowns.
Sheehan said the ship has a medical facility on board with a medical staff.
Another male passenger, who complained of a numbing sensation, was taken by ambulance to the Queen's Medical Center in stable condition.
The Summit, part of the Miami-based Celebrity Cruises fleet, tied up at Pier 10 at 7:15 a.m. The cruise ship was on its way from San Diego to Hilo when it was diverted to Honolulu because of the emergency, a state official said.
The Summit was expected to resume its cruise late last night. The vessel is 965 feet long and can hold 2,034 people.