I feel sorry for the grief that was suffered.
Now I have to say that a few years ago my MIL passed away three days before our cruise.
Our travel insurance took care of us, and we got our money back.
Please folks consider trip insurance before you travel
Carnival Liberty New Year's Eve 2007
Liberty of the Seas 5/2008+11/2009
Allure 1/16/ 2011
Independence of the Seas 12/29/2013 Top-notch!