My sympathies, Jeana, and my prayers to you and your family, Jim.
Back on the subject, on our (my fiancÚ and me) first cruise, lunch in the dining room was not at assigned tables, and the waiters would guide you to a table with random people you might never see again. Once we were seated at a table for 4 with a couple who was angry and obviously not speaking to each other. The tension was palpable and the silence extremely uncomfortable. My fiancÚ and I both finished in record time - I've never wanted to get out of a place so fast in my life!
Land Cruise, Britain and Belgium