A P&O cruise ship was forced to return to Sydney on Sunday so that police could remove seven people reportedly involved in a fight on board.

The ships onboard security along with the Captain asked Marine Police to attend the Pacific Explorer on Sunday morning to remove the group.

“as a result of their behavior on board overnight”, a spokesman for P&O said.

Seven people were removed from the P&O cruise ship on Sunday.Seven people were removed from the P&O cruise ship on Sunday.  Photo: Seven News

“This is in line with our strict policy of zero tolerance of excessive behavior that affects the safety, comfort and enjoyment of other guests.”

Police later confirmed they removed six men and one woman at Bradleys Head in Sydney Harbour on Sunday afternoon.

Some of the men removed from the ship were using the three-day comedy cruise as a bucks celebration.

 “One hell of a bucks party that’s it … just boys being boys,” one of the men told Nine News.

A police spokesman confirmed the incident involved an attack using glass.

The spokesman for P&O said that “while these occurrences are rare” the company has “no hesitation in taking strong action where necessary that adheres to this policy”.

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The ship was sailing on a three-night cruise to no where from Sydney and has resumed its cruise, due to return to Sydney on Monday.

“The group removed today will no longer be welcome to travel with P&O Cruises or any of its associated brands,” the spokesman said.

The cruise line is currently assisting police with inquiries.

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