Cruise ship holidays are like staying in a giant, floating hotel with all the perks of an amazing summer holiday. Often, cruises offer passenger the chance to visit various countries around the world in the comfort of their own cabin. Cruise cabins also give passengers the chance to have their own creature comforts while exploring some of the world’s most remote destinations.
And while cruises are stunning, sometimes, occurrences take place that passengers aren’t aware of.
Cruise crew members are definitely experts when it comes to cruising, and often reveal what goes on below deck.
Former ship workers have now revealed what grisly events take place that passengers often don’t know.
Reddit is a forum where people often discuss unusual topics anonymously.
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One Reddit user asked former cruise ship workers what their biggest cruise ship secrets were – and they revealed some rather grisly and unusual occurrences.
One former cruise member said: “A lot of people die. Depending on the line, it’s not unusual for a couple a week.
“Depending on the age of the ship, there are decent odds someone died in that room.
“Also, if you receive an upgrade mid cruise, there’s a reason why a room is suddenly available.”
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Another said: “At age 70, a person has about a one-in-2000 chance of death per week…and there are about 3500 people on the average cruise ship (I don’t know what the age distribution is).
“Cruise ships tend to appeal to older people who can’t handle more conventional travel. The numbers aren’t surprising.”
Another revealed: “A family friend used to work for a cruise line and told me deaths are common, especially with the elderly.”
Another user said: “There are morgues below deck and a jail cell.
“We get at least three deaths onboard a month. Some people go on a cruise to die.”
One user also confirmed that there are morgues on board cruise ships.
They said: “I’ve heard from a friend who is a policeman that there are morgues on cruise ships, mostly for old people who died regularly in their slumber.”
One Reddit user said: “Odds are, someone died on your cruise.
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“Think about all the old folks you see get on to the boat – for a lot of them this is their retirement home (and cheaper than a lot of other retirement homes).
“They are literally taking cruises until they die and we eventually find them in their cabins.”
Bodies can be stored in shipboard morgues but usually for no longer than a week, according to Cruise Critic.
Reportedly, each ocean cruise ship is required to have body bags and a morgue.
Source:Daily Express :: Travel Feed