updated 7/28/2008 12:43:03 PM ET 2008-07-28T16:43:03

Two cruise ships with hundreds of people on board collided in Greece's main port of Piraeus Monday causing damage but no injuries, the Merchant Marine Ministry said.

The Malta-flagged Zenith, carrying 1,819 passengers and 619 crew, was trying to tie up in port when it hit the Greek-flagged Aegean Pearl. The Aegean Pearl was carrying 504 passengers and 349 crew members, the ministry said.

Port authorities were not allowing the ships to sail until the damage was assessed, the ministry said. It said passengers remained on board as the ships were not in danger.

The Aegean Pearl had been due leave Piraeus Monday morning for a cruise to Turkey and the Greek islands. The Zenith had arrived in Piraeus on a cruise that started from Venice, Italy.

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