Officials on a Croatian rescue ship found the former Virgin Atlantic crewmember Sunday morning, swimming close to where she fell. "And she said she was singing to not feel cold in the sea overnight".
Dolores Brenko Skerjanc of the Croatian port authority told state broadcaster HRT that the Adriatic Sea is warm in the summer and that it contributed to the survival.
Usually, when we report on cruise ship overboards they don't end well but we are glad to post that in this case the guest was rescued.
British tourist Kay Longstaff (right) exits Croatias coast guard ship on August 20, 2018, which saved her after falling off a cruise ship near Croatian coast.
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NCL said: "The Coast Guard was notified and a search and rescue operation ensued".
She was taken to a hospital in the nearby city of Pula for a health check.
He added: 'We were extremely happy for saving a human life'. The military used a PC-9 aircraft and a patrol boat that was less than a mile from the ship when the woman was reported missing.
The spokeswoman said: "We are very happy that the individual, who is a United Kingdom resident, is now safe and will soon be reunited with friends and family".
Norwegian Cruise Line has had another man overboard incident recently.
It is said to feature "15 delicious dining options, 10 bars and lounges, a sprawling spa, an always-exciting casino with VIP area, plus tonnes of fun for kids of every age".