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Costa Concordia Arrives in Genoa

After a 200 mile journey, Costa Concordia has arrived at the port of Genoa this morning, where she will be broken up for scrap in a process estimated to take around 2-years. Environment Minister, Gian Luca Galletti told reports at

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Posted in Costa Concordia, Cruise News

Costa Concordia Upright After Parbuckling

At roughly 04:00 local time this morning, the Costa Concordia was declared upright after reaching her rotation of 65 degrees. In all the parbuckling operation took 19-hours to complete and now the vessel is once again upright you can clearly

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Posted in Costa Concordia, Costa Crociere, Cruise News

Costa Concordia Salvage To Go Ahead On Monday

Salvage workers and local authorities in Giglio have confirmed that good weather forecast for Monday will allow the 10-12 hour operation of re-floating (parbuckling) the Costa Concordia to go ahead from just after 6am local time. With final preparations complete

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Posted in Costa Concordia, Costa Crociere, Cruise News

Costa Concordia Could Be Upright By Monday

Italian authorities have said the operation to right the Costa Concordia is set for next week, almost 2 years after she capsized off the Italian coast. The vessel has lain partially submerged since January 2012, but hopes are high that

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Posted in Costa Concordia, Costa Crociere, Cruise News

Costa Concordia Captain Trial Resumes

Francesco Schettino, Captain of the shipwrecked Costa Concordia has made a last ditch attempt at a plea bargain as he appeared in court yesterday for the start of his trial. Schettino faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

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Posted in Costa Concordia, Cruise News

Costa Concordia Captain To Stand Trial

  Captain of the capsized Costa Concordia is finally facing trial. An Italian judge has ordered that Francesco Schettino, 52, face charges of manslaughter, causing a shipwreck and abandoning ship. The trial is due to begin on July 9th in

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Posted in Costa Concordia, Costa Crociere, Cruise News

The Late, Great Ocean Liners

It’s not just cruise ships I am interested in, I am also very fond of the ocean liners from days gone by. They may not have been kitted out with amusement parks, water slides or ice rinks like some vessels

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Posted in General Cruise Articles, Great Ocean Liners

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 Sightseeing

The title of this blog may come across as rather controversial however; recently, this is exactly what the Concordia has turned into, a sight to see. Still sitting half submerged off the island off Giglio, Italy, Costa Concordia is starting

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Posted in Costa Concordia, Costa Crociere, Cruise News

Titanic Wreckage New Sonar Images

I recently came across an amazing article on the wreck of the Titanic. It showed amazing photographs that are so clear you would never even think the ship was underwater. They were taken using Sonar equipment and over 100,000 photographs

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Posted in Cruise News, White Star Line
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