Results in from our Concordia Survey

It seems that the Concordia disaster will have little impact on the future cruise plans of most of our readers with a clear majority, 76%, saying that it will not affect their choice of a cruise for their vacation plans. Only a small percentage will change their plans and not cruise again, 7%, and 2%… [Continue Reading]

Costa Crociere’s Removal Plan for Costa Concordia

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (Feb. 2, 2012) — Immediately following the Costa
Concordia accident Costa Crociere started working to ensure the least
possible environmental impact to the waters surrounding Isola del Giglio
and to safeguard the island’s business activities and tourism. From the
outset the measures drawn up by the company have been shared with
and approved by the relevant Italian authorities… [Continue Reading]

Costa Cruises Details Costa Concordia Guest Reimbursement

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (Jan. 27, 2012) — Costa Crociere wishes to again
express its profound condolences to the families of the victims, continued
sympathy to the families of the missing and deep regret and sorrow for the
damages and hardship the Costa Concordia accident caused to all its guests.
Costa Crociere announced a compensation proposal for guests who have
returned home… [Continue Reading]

Costa Cruises Statement Regarding Environmental Issues Related to Costa Concordia

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (Jan. 18, 2012) — For Costa Cruises protecting
the environment is an integral part of its corporate mission, as it has
demonstrated by obtaining the most stringent international
certifications (UNIEN ISO 14001).
The company therefore recognized the need to promptly address
issues concerning the protection of the marine environment following
the Costa Concordia accident.
In the hours immediately after the… [Continue Reading]

Why I’ll Still Cruise

The Concordia accident won’t change my cruise plans and I want to take a few minutes to comment why.
First, I want to acknowledge the extent of the tragedy. I can’t imagine the pain and suffering of the families who lost loved ones in this horrible tragedy. I believe that this incident is the largest loss… [Continue Reading]