Moreso sad that the death was unexpected. It occurred whilst on holiday cruise.
Has that been confirmed?
He could have been on board one of the more 'upmarket' ships as the guest speaker/on board lecturer. I know Peter Sissons and Martin Bell have regular engagements on this circuit.
Sir David Frost was on board the Queen Elizabeth for a similar speaking engagement, when he died.
"Occasionally it gives us something good, but for the most part, it is pathetic and puerile". Lord Taylor, House Of Commons, 1959.