Costa Concordia

Though He's Guilty, the Costa Concordia's Captain Walks Free for Now

Rondi Adamson | Posted 04.17.2015 | Canada
Rondi Adamson

Francesco Schettino was sentenced to 16 years -- 10 for manslaughter, five for causing a maritime disaster, one for abandoning his passengers on the Costa Concordia. While many feel the sentence itself is non coraggioso -- tentative -- what they find truly shameful is that as long as his sentence is under appeal, Schettino will not go to prison.

Troubled Cruise Company To Launch Sochi Cruise

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 10.19.2013 | Canada Travel

MOSCOW - Russia is chartering a cruise ship for the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi from an Italian company that operated the cruise ship which sank in 201...

'Prison Doesn't Frighten Me'

CP | Frances D'Emilio, The Associated Press | Posted 07.23.2013 | Canada Travel

ROME -- An Italian judge has ordered the captain of the Costa Concordia cruise ship to stand trial for manslaughter in the vessel's shipwreck off the ...

Costa Concordia Capitan Could Face Manslaughter Trial

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 03.06.2013 | Canada Travel

ROME — Italian prosecutors on Monday officially requested an indictment of the Costa Concordia's captain on manslaughter charges in the shipwreck of...

Why You Should Never Go On a Cruise

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 04.20.2013 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

Like all forms of luxury travel, a cruise isn't inherently dangerous. But these days, buyers need to be more aware than ever when making their cruise purchase. My advice when someone asks about going on a multi-day cruise aboard a mega-liner is always the same: Don't go.

Costa Concordia Captain Deserves Nothing: Petition

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.25.2012 | Canada Travel

He's being blamed for a cruise ship tragedy that claimed 32 lives, but Captain Francesco Schettino still wants to be paid. The creators of an onlin...

Don't Go Overboard When Eating on a Cruise

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 07.25.2012 | Canada Travel
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

I like being pampered and spoiled as much as the next vacationer. Knowing that my every need will be catered to at a moment's notice is something I could get used to very quickly. And I can understand why so many people call cruise ships the experience of a lifetime. But here are some tips so that you don't go overboard when it comes to calories!

Missing Something, Captain?

CBC | Posted 05.03.2012 | Canada

The first officer of the Costa Concordia says the captain of the Italian cruise ship left his reading glasses in his cabin on the evening the vessel h...

Incidents Hurting Cruise Ship Demand

CBC | Posted 04.30.2012 | Canada

Recent negative incidents involving cruise ships — including a capsizing in Italy, passengers being robbed on a shore excursion in Mexico and a disa...

Were Italian Cruisers Killed by Nepotism?

Patrick Luciani | Posted 04.04.2012 | Canada
Patrick Luciani

I'll wager the captain of the sunken Italian cruise ship, Francesco Schettino, rose quickly through the ranks not because he was a fine captain, but was privileged with family connections in the naval business. When looking for work, family connections and status in Italy are more important than competence.

Captain's Rivalry May Have Caused Concordia Disaster

CBC | Posted 04.03.2012 | Canada

The dangerous manoeuvrethat caused the Costa Concordia cruise ship to crash into rocks off the shore of the Italian island of Giglio last month was li...

17th Body Found on Costa Concordia

CBC | Posted 03.29.2012 | Canada

Divers searching the wreck of the Costa Concordia off Italy's Tuscan coast have found the body of a woman, bringing the number of dead to 17. The d...

12th Body Found On Costa Concordia

CBC | Posted 03.22.2012 | Canada

Divers searching the wreck of the Costa Concordia have found the body of a woman in the stern of the partially submerged Italian cruise ship, the coun...

Calgary Couple Returns After Harrowing Cruise Ship Disaster

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.17.2012 | Canada

CALGARY - The bitter cold and heavy snow of a Prairie winter never looked better to a Calgary couple returning home from a harrowing escape on a capsi...

Calgary Couple's Chaotic Escape From Costa Concordia

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.16.2012 | Canada

CALGARY - When Laurence and Andrea Davis set down to have dinner at Costa Concordia's three-tiered restaurant, it never crossed their minds that momen...

Could A Costa Concordia-Like Disaster Happen In B.C.?

CBC | Posted 03.16.2012 | Canada

Officials in the Canadian cruise ship industry are confident a disaster similar to that on Italy’s Tuscan coast would not happen in B.C. ...

3rd survivor rescued from inside grounded cruise ship

CBC | Posted 03.16.2012 | Canada

Maritime authorities, passengers and mounting evidence are focusing blame for the grounding of an Italian cruise ship off the Tuscan coast on its capt...

Canadians On Costa Concordia Reported Safe

CP | Posted 01.14.2012 | Canada

TORONTO - A dozen Canadians who were on board a luxury cruise ship that ran aground off the coast of Italy are safe. Foreign Affairs spokesman Clau...

Costa Concordia Captain Detained

CBC | Posted 01.14.2012 | Canada

A pair of survivors have been found in a cabin aboard a luxury cruise ship that ran aground off the Tuscan coast of Italy, the ANSA news agency report...

Captain Arrested, Investigated For Manslaughter, Abandoning Ship

CBC | Posted 03.15.2012 | Canada

Two survivors have been rescued from a cabin on a luxury cruise ship, more than 24 hours after it ran aground off the Tuscan coast of Italy. ...

Canadians On Board Stricken Cruise Ship

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.15.2012 | Canada

TORONTO - Thousands of people from all corners of the world, including a dozen from Canada, lived through a night of horror when the luxury cruise lin...