St. Kitts and Nevis police are searching for a cruise ship passenger who did not return to his ship on Wednesday.

The passenger, a male whose name and nationality are not being disclosed, arrived at Port Zante with his with and child on the cruise ship the Carnival Conquest.

After spending the day ashore, he did not return to this ship in time before it sailed from Port Zante on Wednesday afternoon.

Sources have said that the police and local agents for the Carnival cruise ship are checking areas in Nevis for the missing man, along with speaking to immigration officers, ferry owners and taxi drivers for information.