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Captain of Costa Concordia to Reveal His Story in New Book

In two months it will be a year since the Costa Concordia sank off the coast of the Tuscan island, Giglio.  The cruise ship disaster claimed 32 lives, and the captain of the ship,...

Concordia Captain Apologizes to Survivors in Court

Francesco Schettino, the captain of the Costa Concordia, appeared in court on Monday to attend a hearing that will decide if he will face full trial.  He also shook hands with survivors and apologized. Schettino...

Costa Concordia Captain Sues Cruise Line For Wrongful Termination

The former captain of the Costa Concordia cruise ship has filed a lawsuit against the cruise line for wrongful termination.   The skipper, Francesco Schettino, was fired after the cruise ship hit a reef and...

Costa Concordia’s Recovery Timeline

Five months after the Costa Concordia cruise ship hit a reef off of the coast of Italy killing 32 passengers and crew members, work has begun on up-righting the ship so she can be...

Cruise Industry Recovering from the Costa Concordia Accident

The cruise industry was rocked on a Friday night in January when the cruise ship, the Costa Concordia, hit a reef off the coast of Italy killing 32 passengers and crew members.  Images of...
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Biggest Wreckage Removal to Begin for Costa Concordia

The fuel has already been removed from the half-sunken Costa Concordia as crews begin to remove the wreckage from the coast of Giglio.  This is expected to be a year-long process in which salvage...

Cruise Questions 3: Food, Tipping, Golf, TVs, Cruise Safety

Our 3rd segment of Cruise Questions Answered covers the topics of eating, televisions, golfing, and tipping along with a few other topics that have come in. If you have a question that you would like answered, do...

Costa Concordia Update: U.S. Salvage Company Wins Bid

The US based salvage company Titan Salvage and Italian firm Microperi, have won contracts to begin repairs to the Costa Concordia cruise ship.   The Microperi specializes in underwater ship repairs. The work is scheduled to...
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2 Americans Named Among Last 5 Bodies Identified on Costa Concordia

With 2 passengers still remaining missing on the partially sunken vessel, 5 bodies have been identified among the wreckage that were found a few weeks ago. According to the Mayor’s office of the Italian city...
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Costa Concordia Captain Ordered to Stay Under House Arrest

Italy’s high court (known as the Court of Cassation) ruled on Tuesday that the Captain of the Costa Concordia, Francesco Schettino, must remain under house arrest while he is investigated for possible criminal charges. ...
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