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Concerns of Pollution Surround Upcoming Costa Concordia Removal

Preparations for removing the Costa Concordia from the shore of Giglio have been in motion for a number of months. Now, with just over a month before the ship is raised and towed away,...

The Myths of Cruising: Busted

Myth: Cruise ships are claustrophobic. Cruise ships nowadays are built with passenger comfort in mind. Gone are the days of small, cramped public rooms. Nowadays, it’s easy to find large, spacious, multi-deck rooms built with...

Costa Deliziosa Rescues Sailors From Sinking Yacht

Earlier this week, Costa’s Costa Deliziosa, which is currently sailing a 100 day around the world cruise, rescued 8 sailors from a sinking yacht in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. The Costa Deliziosa,...

Costa Concordia Post Raising Update

Around 4 am last night, engineers on Giglio Island announced the completion of the first phase of removing the Costa Concordia from the shoreline of Giglio. The ship is now safely resting on a...

Large Wave Hits Silversea’s Silver Explorer, Damages Bridge

Reports are coming in from several sources that one of Silversea’s ships, the Silver Explorer has been hit by a large wave while sailing through the Antarctic. The reported wave has apparently shattered a window on...

Costa Concordia Tragedy – January 13th & 14th Timeline

On January 13, 2012 the tragedy of the Costa Concordia began to unfold around 8:30pm EST. As soon as I was notified of the incident, I began creating a timeline of the events on...

Holland America Line’s Volendam Rescues 76 From Sinking Tour Boat

Yesterday, the Holland America Line ship, Volendam, responded to an emergency call from the Baranof Wind, a nearby sinking sightseeing boat. Around 11am local time, the local Coast Guard station received an emergency call from the Baranof Wind....

What the Cruise Industry Has Learned Since Concordia

Earlier tonight I watched CNN’s documentary, Cruise to Disaster, which recapped the events of the Costa Concordia sinking on January 13, 2012 along with how the industry has and is still changing in response...

1 Month Since the Concordia

Today marks a month since the Costa Concordia crashed into rocks off of the coast of the island of Giligo in Italy. On that night 17 people lost their lives. Today their are still...