Operation Rising Star: What happens if somebody dies on a cruise ship?
Cruise ships carry thousands of passengers for sometimes weeks at a time. With so many people on one ship, it’s only natural that, sometimes, one of them will die.
First, let’s address the question of how many people die. The statistics show that around 200 passengers die on a cruise ship every year. This might sound like a large number, but when you consider the sheer number of people travelling on cruises every year, it really isn't so many. Plus, we need to consider that the majority of these are part of the older cruising demographic and pass away from natural causes.