In Our Forums: Will the Costa Disaster Affect Cruising?


Our forums have been abuzz about the Costa Concordia disaster, and if it will impact the future of cruising. While there hasn’t been talk of cancellations for upcoming voyages, everything from safety on board to how the tragedy will affect the European cruise market has been discussed.

“This will certainly dampen the enthusiasm for cruising, at least for quite a few people, says Fodorite Eschew. “Costa caters mainly to Europeans and is part of the Carnival-Cunard-Princess-HAL empire. The Concordia is relatively new, being launched in 2006.”

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