Cruise ships collide in Greece

Two cruise ships collided in Greece's main port of Piraeus on Monday, causing damage but no injuries, according to an Associated Press report.

The Zenith, a Pullmantur Cruises ship carrying 1,819 passengers and 619 crew members, hit Louis Cruise Lines’ Aegean Pearl as the Zenith attempted to tie up in the port, according to the AP. (Pullmantur is owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.) The Aegean Pearl was carrying 504 passengers and 349 crew members.

Nobody was injured, but Greece’s Merchant Marine Ministry said port authorities were not allowing the ships to sail until the damage to both ships was assessed. Passengers remained onboard.

The Aegean Pearl had been scheduled to depart Piraeus on Monday morning for a cruise stopping at Mykonos and Kusadasi, Turkey, before continuing to the Greek islands of Patmos, Crete and Santorini.

The Zenith had arrived in Piraeus after departing from Venice and stopping in Croatia and the Greek islands of Rhodes, Mykonos and Santorini.

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