On average, how many people die on cruise ships each year?
Estimates say that 21 million people enjoyed vacationing onboard a cruise ship in 2018. But like everything else in life, the outcome of a cruise is not always what we want it to be. There are estimates that as many as 200 deaths occur each year on cruise ships. Given the majority of passengers are aged 65 or over, it isn't surprising that most of the recorded deaths are related to age. The average age of a cruise passenger is 57. Because of the possibility that a passenger could pass away, the cruise ship is required to have a morgue where a deceased body can be safely stored until it can be repatriated to the person's native country. Source: BirminghamMail.co.UK