A British tourist is feared dead after falling overboard on a Caribbean cruise, according to reports.

An unnamed 50 year old woman fell from the balcony of her cabin on the Sea Princess, which was sailing between Curacao and Grand Turk islands. CCTV images showed her falling into the sea.

The ship combed the area and a search plane was launched but the woman was not found.

She was reported missing by her husband on the fifth day of their two week Christmas holiday.