100 tourists near New Zealand Volcano when it erupted
White Island volcano eruption
More casualties were feared on White Island, where the volcano erupted at about 2:11 p.m. (0111 GMT), police said.
In pic: This aerial photo shows White Island after its volcanic eruption in New Zealand.
Where is it located?
Ovation of the Seas is a 16-deck cruise ship owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises. It can take nearly 5,000 passengers and has a crew of about 1,500. It is docked at Tauranga, on the North Island, on a cruise that began in Sydney on Dec 3.
In pic: Coastguard rescue boats are pictured arriving at the marina near Whakatane in Whakatane, New Zealand.
The eruption was unexpected, but not unusual, an expert said.
In pic: Emergency services are pictured at the Whakatane Airport in Whakatane, New Zealand.