Yikes! From the NY Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/08/nyregion/08cruise.html?pagewanted=print (You may need to be a subscriber to get the link to work. Here is the text) July 8, 2005 Greenwich Man Disappears From Ship on His Honeymoon By ALISON LEIGH COWAN GREENWICH, Conn., July 7 - Investigators are looking into the disappearance of a 26-year-old man from a well known Greenwich family who was last seen on his honeymoon aboard a cruise ship in the Mediterranean. The man, George Allen Smith IV of Greenwich, "might have accidentally fallen overboard," the ship's operator, Royal Caribbean International, said in a prepared statement. He boarded the ship, Brilliance of the Seas, in Barcelona, Spain, on June 29 for a 12-day voyage and was reported missing after the ship arrived in Kusadasi, Turkey, on Tuesday. The disappearance prompted a "complete search of the ship," said the statement, which was issued late on Wednesday. Leslie Katz, a spokeswoman for the company, said in an interview that the Greek and Turkish Coast Guards had searched the area by air and sea, but as of Thursday afternoon had not found him. The disappearance was first reported by Greenwich Time. Ms. Katz said the first hint that a guest might have fallen overboard came when a passenger spotted "something unusual on top of a lifeboat" about 7 a.m. on Tuesday. An officer on board examined the substance and concluded that it might be blood, she said; crew members began a search of the ship and were unable to account for Mr. Smith. Ms. Katz said Mr. Smith's wife, whose name was not released, had assumed her husband was with friends. Ms. Katz said that many questions about the man's disappearance remained unanswered, but that, "if you look at the atmosphere on a ship, it's a vacation thing and people let their hair down a bit. "It's a relaxed atmosphere," she added. "People stay up late and do all sorts of things." In its statement, Royal Caribbean said it had notified the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the American Embassy, the Turkish police, the Greek Coast Guard and the Bahamas Maritime Authority. Royal Caribbean is based in Miami and registers its ships in the Bahamas. Mr. Smith is the son of George and Maureen Smith, who own Cos Cob Liquor in Greenwich. Gerald Porricelli, an owner of the Food Mart store, which leases space to the liquor store, said that the younger Mr. Smith was a "handsome, likable guy who was good with customers" and who "was getting ready to take over the business" so his father could retire. Mr. Porricelli said he was "as dumbfounded as everyone as to how this could have happened." Mr. Smith's grandfather was a dentist and horse breeder, and his great-grandfather, his namesake, was a pitcher for the Brooklyn Dodgers and other teams who later taught math at Greenwich High School. Family members did not respond to requests for interviews. Peter Berg, a member of the Greenwich Board of Estimate and Taxation who has shopped at the liquor store, said people had been talking about the disappearance on Thursday morning while he was in the Cos Cob library. "So the community is certainly aware and sad," he said. The ship on which the incident took place is among the company's largest and newest ships, having taken its maiden voyage three years ago. At 962 feet in length, the ship can accommodate 2,500 guests, and it boasts amenities like a rock-climbing wall, a nine-hole miniature golf course, a half basketball court and a spa.