I understand that the elves want to Valinor when they died. However, sometimes they took boats to Valinor, such as at the end of Lord of the Rings, and other times they died of injury and had no chance to. Would they end up in the same place either way? Also, if an elf lost the will to live, would they leave in a boat, or just die like a human?
When elves die they go to Valinor and eventually their spirits are incarnated in new bodies.