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Divers recover 16th body from Costa Concordia
Divers on Tuesday found another body inside the capsized Costa Concordia, bringing the total fatality count to 16.
Post-Concordia UBS survey finds cruise pricing is up—even for Costa
One full week after Costa Concordia’s capsize, UBS Investment Research has found that the impact on cruise bookings may not be as negative as feared, and pricing in general is…
Officials name confirmed dead, missing on Costa Concordia
Italian authorities released the names of nine of the 15 people confirmed dead on board Costa Concordia, the Associated Press reported Monday. They include four French citizens, two Italians and…
Oceania, Regent commit to embarkation-day muster drills
Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises became the latest lines to pledge that, effective immediately, all their ships will hold passenger muster drills on the day of departure.
‘The Costa Concordia accident is a defining moment in the history of the modern cruise industry,’ Adam Goldstein, president and ceo of Royal Caribbean International, writes on his blog. While…
Update: Reuters on Monday reported that two more bodies were found, of women, near the Deck 4 Internet cafe, for a total of 15 confirmed deaths. Divers on Saturday recovered…
gCaptain has play-by-play analysis of Costa Concordia disaster
In a gripping play-by-play navigational analysis of what happened on Costa Concordia, the maritime site gCaptain.com uses AIS data to reconstruct the fateful actions that led to the ship’s capsize…
Howard Frank, second only to Micky Arison at Carnival Corp. & plc, has traveled to Italy to assess the Costa Concordia situation, Seatrade Insider has learned.
Citing Concordia, CLIA postpones annual New York media briefing
Citing the Costa Concordia tragedy, the Cruise Lines International Association has postponed its Jan. 26 news conference in New York. The event, titled ‘What’s New in Cruising,’ would have presented…
After Concordia, alarm grows in Italy about ships 'making a bow'
It may be common practice on some routes, but the propensity of cruise ships to divert from their established routes to ‘make a bow’ to people onshore is not possible…
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