A cruise ship worker opened on the frequency with which passengers die during long journeys.
Zoie Madigan, 28, from North Carolina, has nearly 13,000 followers on TikTok, where she documents her life on the high seas as a Norwegian cruise line employee.
The content creator, who uses the handle @zoiemadiganrecently went viral after sharing a morbid fact about people dying on a cruise.
“Something I feel like no one talks about enough about this nine-month world cruise is how often people simply die of natural causes while on vacation,” she said. started his video.
Zoie Madigan, 28, from North Carolina, has nearly 13,000 followers on TikTok, where she documents her life on the high seas as a Norwegian Cruise Line employee.
The content creator, who uses the handle @zoiemadigan, recently went viral after sharing a morbid fact about people dying on long cruises.
Zoie shared that she has been a crew member at the cruise line for about a year and a half after working in hotels and resorts.
“It happens more often than you think,” she said of people dying on the ship, but added that it was not a weekly occurrence.
Zoie estimated that the median age of passengers on her ship is “in the 60s,” saying they have an older population than the Carnival or Disney cruise lines.
“I’m not trying to scare you, but a lot of old people come on vacation and then they pass away in their sleep or something happens, and it’s on the boat,” she explained.
She reiterated that cruise passengers from around the world will remain on the ship for nine months.
“I feel like they should have had a doctor sign and agree for them to sail for this long,” she said.
Zoie noted that it is also sad for the crew to see a passenger pass away before the journey is completed.
“I hope it doesn’t happen, but imagine working with someone for eight months, serving them breakfast, and then they die in their sleep because they’re old,” he said. she declared.
Zoie explained that many elderly people die of natural causes during the ninth month world cruise, saying “it happens more often than you think.”
“Imagine working with someone for eight months, serving them breakfast, and then they pass away in their sleep because they’re old,” she said. “It would be traumatic”
Zoie’s video has been viewed over 143,000 times and received over 100 comments. Some people thought dying of old age on a cruise was a good thing
“It would be traumatic. I’m sure many people have never thought about it because they haven’t had this experience and don’t realize how often it happens.
“I don’t mean to be morbid, but it happens,” she added in the caption.
Zoie’s video has been viewed more than 143,000 times and received more than 100 comments since it was posted last week.
“My grandmother died on a cruise,” one person shared. “That’s when I learned they ran a morgue.”
“We had a few people cross over when I was on board for (a) 14-day South American itinerary…Death happens every day. The only (guarantee) in life,” replied another.
“A lady had a stroke or (something) while (snorkeling) and died on my first cruise,” someone else added.
Others thought dying of old age on a cruise ship sounded idyllic.
“That seems like a good way to go!” In my sleep on a cruise, belly full of lobster,” one user commented.
“Death is only a transition, not a final state. What a wonderful honor to bring joy and service to the gate,” someone else agreed.