A Spanish Coast Guard spokesman said the Maltese-registered "Louis Majesty" was on its way to Genoa, Italy when it ran into rough seas off the coast of Spain.
Officials in Greece and Cyprus say 26-foot waves crashed into a cruise ship with nearly 2,000 people on board, smashing glass windows and killing two passengers. The victims are identified as a German and an Italian man. Another six people suffered minor injuries.
The ship is currently heading back to Barcelona.