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    relaxing with Ernie
    Quebec, QC, Canada
    joined Apr 2010
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    cruiser #3
    Will the Costa wreckage prevent you from cruising?

    Hi,

    Will the Costa Concordia accident make you think twice before taking another cruise?

    Cheers,


    cruisefish.net administrator

    joined Aug 2010
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    cruiser #3248
    Re: Will the Costa wreckage prevent you from cruising?

    No. Booked a cruise just a few days before the accident and the thought of cancelling never crossed my mind.

    joined May 2010
    post 3/4
    cruiser #630
    Re: Will the Costa wreckage prevent you from cruising?

    Not at all.

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    joined Aug 2010
    post 30/31
    cruiser #3484
    Re: Will the Costa wreckage prevent you from cruising?

    We just cancelled our next transatlantic - Italian Captain - Carnival owned line - modern ship -

    We could cancel with only $75 penalty and feel more comfortable not going on it.

    If a modern large cruise ship breaches its hull for any reason it seems that it falls over rather easily, not something you want to happen in mid Atlantic.

    If the Concordia had been in deeper water and further from land then the loss of life would have been much much worse.

    Doesn't bear thinking about.

    b'more, MD, United States
    joined Apr 2010
    post 1/1
    cruiser #185
    Re: Will the Costa wreckage prevent you from cruising?

    I think since it was clearly an error on the part of the captain, it will not prevent me from cruising. If it was something mechanical or electrical and it was still a mystery, that's another story. Cruising is still safe just as air travel is safe even after a plane crash. This is the world we live in. It's tragic but isolated incident.

    US Army Bomb Disposal
    Arlington, TX, United States
    joined Jun 2010
    post 1/2
    cruiser #2060
    Re: Will the Costa wreckage prevent you from cruising?

    Absolutely....NOT! This accident was NOT caused by a problem with the ship, but rather the captain. I WILL be selective of what cruise lines and ships I'm on, but I'll cruise as long as I'm able.

    In fact, we just booked for this November.

    Clifton Park, United States
    joined Nov 2011
    post 1/3
    cruiser #7209
    Re: Will the Costa wreckage prevent you from cruising?

    On January 19, 2012 at 07:49 PM, anorak wrote: We just cancelled our next transatlantic - Italian Captain - Carnival owned line - modern ship -

    We could cancel with only $75 penalty and feel more comfortable not going on it.

    If a modern large cruise ship breaches its hull for any reason it seems that it falls over rather easily, not something you want to happen in mid Atlantic.

    If the Concordia had been in deeper water and further from land then the loss of life would have been much much worse.

    Doesn't bear thinking about.

    HMM, why?

    Italian Captain - Carnival owned line - modern ship - which mean nothing. The captain screwed up big time. Has nothing to do with Italian - Carnival owned line - modern ship.

    Do you cancel your flights every time a plane goes down?

    joined Mar 2011
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    cruiser #5354
    Re: Will the Costa wreckage prevent you from cruising?

    Will the price of cruising go down if I say, "yes?"

    tempting...

    relaxing with Ernie
    Quebec, QC, Canada
    joined Apr 2010
    post 300/625
    cruiser #3
    Re: Will the Costa wreckage prevent you from cruising?

    On March 09, 2012 at 08:04 AM, denandcyn wrote: Will the price of cruising go down if I say, "yes?"

    tempting...

    Well everybody wants low prices, sure. But when they get too low something has to give: safety measures, staff training, ship maintenance, officer quality, food. Also when cabin prices are low the rest of cruise tends to be a permanent hard sell (drinks, bingo, auctions, specials, etc.) with lots of nickel and diming. Costa anyone?

    Me, I'd rather pay the "right" (tough to define, I know :-) price or take a lower category and feel safe et serene.


    cruisefish.net administrator

    joined Mar 2011
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    cruiser #5355
    Re: Will the Costa wreckage prevent you from cruising?

    On January 19, 2012 at 07:49 PM, anorak wrote: We just cancelled our next transatlantic - Italian Captain - Carnival owned line - modern ship -

    We could cancel with only $75 penalty and feel more comfortable not going on it.

    If a modern large cruise ship breaches its hull for any reason it seems that it falls over rather easily, not something you want to happen in mid Atlantic.

    If the Concordia had been in deeper water and further from land then the loss of life would have been much much worse.

    Doesn't bear thinking about.

    :-)" If the Concordia had been in deeper water and further from shore," it wouldn't have picked up a great big rock and sunk! It would still be sailing. :-/

    Oh, what could possibly breach the hull in the middle of the ocean? A Kracken?

    Rediculous, never would it stop me from sailing! There are hundreds of cruises all year long, and the Concordia passengers were unfortunate enough to book a fated cruise with a *%$@ Captain. Nothing is completely infallible. Nothing. I could be sitting in a Starbucks somewhere sipping a latte and a bus could crash into the building and run me over. I'm not going to stop drinking coffee if that happens to someone.