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]

Holland America Strictly Enforcing Safety Drill Compliance

An unnamed passenger or passengers were kicked off the Holland America Westerdam on Sunday Jan 29th, for failing to participate in the muster drill.     In the wake of the Concordia Disaster, which killed at least 17 people, cruise line safety has been on the minds of all cruisers.     An unconfirmed  report on the website Cruise… [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]

Celebrity’s President Sends Letter to Customers Regarding Safety and Security

As a frequent and future customer, I received the following letter from Celebrity Cruises regarding their measure to insure that passengers are safe and secure on their ships.  I have always found the Safety and Security  personnel on Celebrity to be very professional, but I still found this letter reassuring.  The letter also provides a… [Continue Reading]