Linda - yes, the economy makes it topical.
It is also a matter that people who want to commit suicide have figured out that cruise ships present a very good option. Furthermore, you cannot prove it was suicide.
Suppose I took out a life insurance policy, and for five years acted as if I was the happiest guy in the world. And then I intentionally took a dive when no one was looking. No one would ever know my motive and I am guessing the insurance would pay.
Even if you don't buy the insurance - if you have a good lawyer you might be able to turn it into a windfall.