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Costa Concordia Parbuckling Project

A new website has been launched by Costa Crociere and the salvage company given the contract to re-float and remove the Costa Concordia wreck which lies just off the coast of Giglio, Italy. The website details Parbuckling which is the

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Posted in Costa Concordia, Costa Crociere, Cruise News

Costa Concordia Year-Long Refloat Operation

The operation to remove the 114,000 ton capsized cruise ship off the coast of Giglio will begin in the next few days. It is expected to cost around $300 million and will be the largest refloat attempt in history. President

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Posted in Costa Concordia, Costa Crociere, Cruise News

Titanic 100 Years On

100 Years ago today RMS Titanic had reached the spot where she would remain until this very day. After hitting an iceberg on April 14th and ultimately sinking in the early hours of April 15th she would secure her place

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Posted in Costa Concordia, Cruise News, White Star Line

A Morning On-board MSC Lirica

Yesterday I had the pleasure of visiting MSC Lirica whilst she was in Port of Tyne, it was my first time on board Lirica and I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised. Whilst heading from the main terminal to

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Posted in MSC Cruises

Titanic Memorial Cruise Doomed

It seems as though Fred Olsen’s Balmoral should never have left Southampton for the Titanic Memorial Cruise. Her departure was delayed by several hours because of severe weather, it is even reported that a life-boat was on hand on the

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Posted in Cruise News, Fred Olsen Cruise Lines

Cruise Ship Safety

I really cannot stress enough how important it is to take note of the safety information and advice you are given whilst on board. Most of it comes down to simple common sense and is not hard to follow; it

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Posted in Safety Onboard

Cruise Ship S.O.S.

I have recently been reading a brilliant book titled Cruise Ship S.O.S. by Ben Macfarlane. It was recommended to me so out and bought it I went and I have not been able to put it down since. I won’t

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Posted in Cruise Shopping

Costa Allegra Adrift After Fire

As if things couldn’t get any worse for Costa Crociere, it has been reported that the Costa Concordia sister ship, Costa Allegra, has suffered a fire on board and is currently adrift 200 miles south west of the Seychelles, near Alphonse

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Posted in Costa Crociere, Cruise News

Travel Insurance

Yesterday was like any other Sunday, time to wind down a little bit and catch up on some of my favourite TV shows. That was until I got a phone call to say my godson had broken his arm. He

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Posted in General Cruise Articles, New To Cruising, Safety Onboard

Muster Drill & General Emergency Signal

With the recent tragedy that took place on the Costa Concordia it seems everyone is talking about ship safety and muster drills. Because of this I decided it was only right to also cover this in my own blog. So

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Posted in Safety Onboard
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