Related Stories: Key Archive of the Disaster
Cruise Critic's First Report: Mega-Ship Capsizes
The unthinkable had happened. A modern mega-ship slammed into a rock then began to sink on the evening of Friday the 13th. Read the story.
Videos of Disaster From Around the Web
Watch a selection of videos, which surfaced in the hours, days and weeks following the Concordia disaster.
How Common Are Cruise Ship 'Salutes'?
After the accident, "sail-bys" were in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. Our reporter looked into how often lines participate in the practice.
Cruise Critic Member Shares Harrowing Tale
Nothing puts this tragedy into better context than the words from those who've survived it. We received this note from a member on January 14.
The Original Compensation Plans Offered
Costa offered compensation plans for those onboard during the tragedy. Not all took or have taken up the line on the offer.
In Their Words: Survivors of Disaster Describe the Scene
Several first-hand accounts, gathered from various news sources, describe the events surrounding the capsizing of Costa Concordia and its aftermath.
The Mystery of the Muster Drill: Cruise Ship Safety Laws Explained
Anyone who has ever cruised is familiar with the muster drill. Here's what's actually required by cruise lines.
Lido Deck Blog: A Tale of Two Captains
How is a captain supposed to act when a large ship is in trouble? Here's a true story of a brave leader aboard a sinking ship.