Lois L. Kersey - Quora.com
People dying on cruise ships !!! It happens to hundreds every year. Think about it, 20 million people cruise each year. It's bound to happen by virtue of the statistics.
Most cruise ships have built-in morgues. They can contain from 3 to 6 people (usually). This explains possible accidents on the ship. In fact, most maritime laws require cruise ships to have morgues.
You can't just drag someone's body over the side of the boat to avoid the smell. And so it is taken into account.
These deaths usually occur as a result of a heart attack, and stroke is also common. People rarely travel on cruise ships when they are seriously ill, so acute events are not a surprising coincidence.
When there is a death on board, they will usually segway, stopping at the nearest port to hand over the body to authorities who will transport it to wherever the family has requested it be returned