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PelicanPirate
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Comprehensive Database of cruise ship deaths
      #1716612 - 12/19/16 11:10 PM (98.29.235.208)

http://www.cruiseshipdeaths.com/

I always assumed a few people died of natural causes or accidents. This looks like a comprehensive database of deaths aboard cruise ships, cause, age date and ship.

Way more than I would have thought. Won't stop me from cruising but I might be more careful on some excursions

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Re: Comprehensive Database of cruise ship deaths [Re: PelicanPirate]
      #1716621 - 12/20/16 09:27 AM (47.192.9.53)

Wow. Interesting. Thanks for posting the link.

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chazo
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Re: Comprehensive Database of cruise ship deaths [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1718303 - 01/08/17 01:33 PM (76.112.42.103)

To tell you the truth, it's massively less that I would have ever assumed. There are around 20 million passengers a year on cruise ships. I counted 41 deaths in 2016, 95 in 2015, and 31 in 2014. And, this includes deaths in off-ship excursions as well, as well as crew deaths. 8 died in 2015 in a plane crash. And, 2015 had 23 suicides listed (must have been a bad year).

Just as an exercise, assume the average cruise is one week. That would mean that there are around 384,000 passengers cruising in any one week (I'm sure someone knows better numbers than this). Think of this as if it were a medium-size town. The 2016 number would be 10.6 deaths per 100,000 for that town. The US in 2016 had a death rate of 824 per 100,000. The US national rate for suicides alone is 13 deaths per 100,000. As for the murder rate, that site lists 18 murders going back to 1909 (I assume they are ignoring acts of war)

Cruising is not my thing, but it looks like your chance of dying on a cruise if pretty minuscule.


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PelicanPirate
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Re: Comprehensive Database of cruise ship deaths [Re: chazo]
      #1720143 - 01/22/17 11:43 AM (98.29.235.208)

I think you're right. Pretty safe.

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Re: Comprehensive Database of cruise ship deaths [Re: PelicanPirate]
      #1720620 - 01/25/17 04:18 PM (45.42.3.236)

Very interesting! Being on an island where Caribbean cruises tend to send their passengers who need hospitalization, I would have thought it was much more, also. I see they included the folks who died at the Ft Lauderdale airport, too.

One personal observation is that people seem to be traveling older and sicker. DO NOT go on a cruise without buying medical evacuation insurance!

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