NASSAU, Bahamas -- Authorities in the Bahamas say a 26-year-old U.S. tourist has died aboard a Carnival cruise ship that left from Charleston and the cruise has been delayed pending the investigation.

Bahamas police said in a statement Saturday that a man from South Carolina apparently jumped from one floor to another aboard the Carnival Fantasy ship that had docked in Nassau late Friday. He was declared dead at the scene.

Carnival issued a statement saying the guest apparently fell from one of the upper levels of the ship's atrium to the lobby below. They said the ship's scheduled visit to Freeport on Saturday was canceled and that it remained in Nassau.

Officials did not release the man's name or hometown.

The ship left Charleston on Wednesday for a five-day Bahamas cruise. It is still scheduled to return to Charleston Monday.