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The Costa Concordia is old news. We wrote off the novovirus as something that can happen anywhere. How about the following news?

Costa is on the news again, this time with the Costa Allegra. It lost power on Monday (Feb 27) after a fire in the engine room (sounds familiar to the Carnival Splendor story from last year, doesn't it) except that it is drifting near the east African coast, supposedly in pirate infested water near Tanzania. Good news is that there is an armed nine-member Italian military team on anti-pirate duty on baord.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/feb/28/costa-allegra-reached-french-vessel?newsfeed=true

For the next story, and I am surprised that this didn't hit too many news channels, but 22 passengers (from Carnival Splendor) were robebd at gun point by masked gunmen on a ship organized shore excursion at Puerto Vallarta, and this happened more than a week ago.
http://articles.cnn.com/2012-02-26/world/world_mexico-cruise-robbery_1_carnival-splendor-carnival-cruise-lines-cruise-officials?_s=PM:WORLD

And if the news does not scares you, how about the news from this link below?
http://www.cruiselawnews.com/tags/robbery/

So, here I am, set to cruise in June to the Baltic. Is there anyone out there thinking about cancelling yet?

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