Costa Concordia


'Prison Doesn't Frighten Me'

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 coast of Tuscany, which killed 32 people. Judge Pi...
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Why You Should Never Go On a Cruise

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.

Don't Go Overboard When Eating on a Cruise

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?

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 hit a rock off the Tuscan coast and asked him to se...

Incidents Hurting Cruise Ship Demand

Recent negative incidents involving cruise ships — including a capsizing in Italy, passengers being robbed on a shore excursion in Mexico and a disabled ship being towed to port in the Indian Ocean —...

Were Italian Cruisers Killed by Nepotism?

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.

17th Body Found on Costa Concordia

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 discovery came as salvage operations to pump out thous...

12th Body Found On Costa Concordia

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 country's Coast Guard said, raising the confirmed numb...

Costa Concordia Captain Detained

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 reports. No details on their medical status or nationali...