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  • Costa Allegra Adrift in Indian Ocean Following Fire

    The cruise industry has once again found itself in hot water. In a nightmare for the passengers onboard and cruise PR agencies alike, another of Costa Cruises' ships is making headlines today, following an engine room fire that has left its Costa Allegra vessel without power. While initial reports have indicated that there are no injuries or fatalities amongst the more than 1,000 passengers and crew aboard, the immobilized ship is currently sailing adrift in the dark night in the Indian Ocean, some 200 miles southwest of the Seychelles.

    Posted by Elissa Richard on February 27, 2012 at 3:54:11 PM EST in Cruises, News
  • With Cruise Bookings Down, Cruise Sales Crop Up

    In the wake of the Costa Concordia shipwreck, cruise bookings are down. The silver lining is that cruise lines are now offering record deals for travelers. But book quickly: these deals expire soon!

    Posted by Elissa Richard on February 08, 2012 at 10:27:12 AM EST in Cruises, Deals, News
  • Compensation Offered to Uninjured Concordia Passengers

    Costa Cruises will offer compensation packages to uninjured guests of the ill-fated Costa Concordia voyage, which capsized off the coast of Italy two weeks ago today.

    Posted by Elissa Richard on January 27, 2012 at 1:05:09 PM EST in Cruises, News
  • What the Costa Concordia Disaster Means for Cruising in 2012

    While cruisers continue to ponder their return to the high seas following the Costa Concordia tragedy, it's clear that the disaster will impact the near future of cruising in two ways: how the standards for cruise ship safety will be set, and whether passenger bookings and cruise line profitability will plummet.

    Posted by Elissa Richard on January 19, 2012 at 12:46:29 PM EST in Cruises
  • In Our Forums: Will the Costa Disaster Affect Cruising?

    While there are concerns about safety—and how it can be improved moving forward—the news hasn't seemed to impact Fodorites' plans for cruise vacations.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on January 17, 2012 at 9:52:58 AM EST in Cruises