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Oh dear, I reckon the Capitanos wife is not happy. ::)

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"In the aftermath of the deadly Jan. 13 Costa Concordia shipwreck in Italy, bookings for future cruises plunged, parent company Carnival Corp. said in a regulatory filing Monday."

http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/01/30/2616368/carnival-bookings-dropped-fleetwide.html

Thanks Mike, bookings dropped across Carnival Corp ? or just their Costa brand?

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Maybe the Priest got one of those 'free cruises' given to clergy, to say Mass on the ship.  One will never know.
Good luck to them. Don't we all go on cruises as a retreat of some sort?
The recently retired Dean of Brisbane blessed our marriage on our 25th wedding Anniversary on the Pacific Princess a few years ago. My wife overheard him offering to hold a service on the Sunday whilst she was waiting at the reception desk and asked him if he would bless our marriage. He did not hesitate and performed a lovely service in his full regalia, that he just happened to have with him. This took place at the bottom of the grand staircase with our new Aussie friends, who we met on board, as witnesses. He did not ask for any reward but we gave him a bottle of a fine N.Z. Pinot Noir that we took on  board, at his dinner table. I would say that he paid for his own passage, or his parishioners gave it to him as a retirement gift, but regardless he was still doing the Lord's work. God bless him. We are coming up to our 33rd anniversary in March and are still best cruise mates.     

BAGLAD, not being critical, good luck to him.

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"Erika Fani Soriamolina's body was found by divers on the sixth deck of the vessel wearing the ship's uniform but no life jacket.

Witnesses said Soriamolina had helped dozens of terrified passengers into lifeboats on the night of the disaster before giving the life jacket to an elderly man.


A tourism graduate, Soriamolina was working on only her third cruise on the Costa Concordia."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/italy/9047494/Costa-Concordia-victim-died-after-she-gave-life-jacket-to-elderly-man.html



RIP Erika, a heroine you were.

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Maybe the Priest got one of those 'free cruises' given to clergy, to say Mass on the ship.  One will never know.

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This Costa Line seems out of control, were there no 'checks and balances' by the parent company..Carnival Corporation?

I have no time for Costa, I lost $4000 in airfares and accommodation when they rescheduled Costa Atlantica out of the New England Cruise I booked 2 years ago, it took me 10 weeks to get my cruise fare back, but no chance with the airfares and accommodation.  Our insurance company would not pay out either on cruise ship rescheduling. >:(

Costa and their adminstration are the pits as far as I am concerned.

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Cruising Chatter / Re: It's not who you know it's who you . . . .
« on: January 22, 2012, 06:10:21 PM »
"A BALLERINA seen dining with the captain of the doomed Costa Concordia was the first person to reach a lifeboat, it was claimed yesterday.

While most passengers and crew fled with nothing, dancer Domnica Cemortan, 25, was on a lifeboat with a packed bag 30 minutes before the cruise liner finally ran aground off the Italian coast.

Her quick escape has prompted claims she was given early warning the vessel was going down before the order was give to abandon ship."


http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/2012/01/22/costa-concordia-disaster-captain-s-dinner-guest-was-first-passenger-to-get-to-lifeboat-86908-23712516/



Mmm, strange that, she must have known somebody !

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"Italian Coast Guard Cmdr. Francesco Paolillo says officers urged the captain, Francesco Schettino, to return to his ship and honor his duty to stay aboard until everyone else was safely off the vessel, but said Schettino ignored them."

http://travel.usatoday.com/cruises/story/2012-01-15/Prosecutor-says-captain-left-ship-early/52579406/1

Oh dear.  I hope this does not reflect badly on other Italian Captains/Officers employed on the ships, of whch Princess has many, as we all know.

But maybe too, pax might take lifeboat drill/emergency drills a little more seriously from now on. Many still try to dodge it, as we know. ???

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Thanks Mike. My thoughts and prayers go out to the pax and crew after this tragic incident.

Yes a big impact on Carnival Corp.

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