The AP reports that three large waves struck Louis Cruises' Louis Majesty today breaking windows in the forward part of the ship and fatally injuring two passengers. Six others suffered minor injuries.
The cruise line terms the waves as "abnormally high" and estimates they measured up to 26 feet high. The incident occurred while the ship was off the coast of Marseilles while the ship was sailing from Barcelona to Genoa. Louis says the ship is returning to Barcelona.
The 41,000-ton vessel is the former Norwegian Majesty recently acquired by Louis.
Details to follow in today's edition of Cruise News Daily.