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Former cruise ship worker reveals the eerie 'reason' they host free ice cream parties
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Former cruise ship worker reveals the eerie 'reason' they host free ice cream parties

The ex-cruise ship worker confirmed the disturbing reason behind 'ice cream parties' onboard

A former cruise ship worker has explained a disturbing theory as to why 'free ice cream parties' are often thrown onboard.

Dara Starr Tucker (@darastarrtucker), who was cruise ship singer for a decade,

regularly takes to TikTok to answer questions about life at sea.

She recently went viral for a video explaining the gruesome 'reason' why cruise ships might need 'extra freezer space' mid-journey.

Sometimes cruises have 'free ice cream parties'.
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'Free ice cream parties' have been a thing for a while, with passengers celebrating when the unexpected day comes, but it turns out the apparent reason behind them is slightly more sinister.

One person asked Dara that if the 'amount of ice cream available suddenly goes up it means they need more freezer space for a body'.

To which Dara told her 1.1 million followers: "This is unfortunately often true.

"If the crew suddenly makes a bunch of ice cream available to the passengers - free ice cream party - it's often because more people have died on the ship than they have room for in the morgue."

Dara Starr Tucker has explained the eerie 'reason' why.

Dara shared that she was once onboard for six months while travelling to the Caribbean, but has never herself experienced this herself, but claimed that many of co-workers had.

"Thankfully, we didn't have to deal with this kind of stuff, but we were friends with some crew members who did," she said.

"There are a lot of older people on ships and often people die on cruises," Dara noted.

"So the morgue, I believe they said they held about seven people.

"If more than seven people died on that particular ship, they would have to start moving bodies to the freezer, which means they needed to make room in the freezer."

The video has now been viewed over two million times, with other cruise workers adding to the conversation.

One commented: "Cruise ship medic here. Can confirm the morgue and ice cream correlation."

While others appeared concerned by the eerie confession as one wrote: "I'm supposed to go on a cruise in May. Now I'm gonna be that guy. 'You know if they serve us a bunch of ice cream then a bunch of people died'."

Another added: "Thanks for the info. There was an ice cream party on my cruise ship, and now [I] know why."

Someone else commented: "I swear every cruise fact I learn makes me want to go on one less."

Topics: Food and Drink, Health, TikTok, Travel