Carnival Spirit, which was permanently homeported in Sydney in October 2012, sailed on July 3 on a 12-day round cruise to the South Pacific.
The man was reported missing while the ship was sailing between Vanuatu and Fiji.
After an extensive search failed to locate him, a decision was made for Carnival Spirit to retrace her course and search and rescue authorities were notified.
Seatrade Insider understands that search and rescue operations have been suspended and that Carnival Spirit has been released from the search pattern.
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