A CRUISE ship passenger died after falling overboard about 550km east of Brisbane at the weekend.
The body of the man, who was seen falling from the Rhapsody of the Seas about 1am on Saturday, was recovered just over seven hours later, according to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority.
The ship, which was en route to Noumea, has returned to Sydney.
The man's nationality or age is unknown.
New South Wales Police are preparing a report for the coroner.
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