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.


Photos From the Disaster
It's been a while since the initial capsizing, but the photos are still as moving as they were the night Concordia sank. View them here.


Poll: Has Concordia Changed Your Feelings on Cruising?
See how avid fellow cruisers feel about sailing since the events of January 13, 2012.


'Stupid' Tourists Rescued Near Costa Concordia Wreck
Curious visitors to Giglio needed rescuing when strong winds threatened their rented, inflatable boat on its way to visit the partially submerged ship.


Timeline of Events: A Look Back at the Year After Costa Concordia
Confused about what happened and when? Click here.


Q&A: Carnival's U.K. Head on How Concordia Affected the Cruise Industry
David Dingle talks about the ripple effects of the ship's capsizing.


More Delays in Concordia Removal Project
The salvage company hired to refloat Costa Concordia pushes the project back by six months.


Key Points of Schettino's Trial
Read more about the trial of the man who helmed the ill-fated voyage of Costa Concordia.


10 Cruise Line Policy Changes Since Concordia's Sinking
Several lines have changed their safety policies. Read all about the changes.


In Her Own Words: Victim Struggles With Memories, Questions
A Concordia victim talks about how the sinking affected the lives of her and her family during the first year after the event. Read her first-hand account.


Survivors and Victims' Families Mark First Anniversary of Disaster
A somber day of mourning and memorials took place on the island of Giglio on the one-year anniversary of the tragedy. Read about it here.


 

 

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By Teijo Niemela
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Costa Concordia Overview

 

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.


Photos From the Disaster
It's been a while since the initial capsizing, but the photos are still as moving as they were the night Concordia sank. View them here.


Poll: Has Concordia Changed Your Feelings on Cruising?
See how avid fellow cruisers feel about sailing since the events of January 13, 2012.


'Stupid' Tourists Rescued Near Costa Concordia Wreck
Curious visitors to Giglio needed rescuing when strong winds threatened their rented, inflatable boat on its way to visit the partially submerged ship.


Timeline of Events: A Look Back at the Year After Costa Concordia
Confused about what happened and when? Click here.


Q&A: Carnival's U.K. Head on How Concordia Affected the Cruise Industry
David Dingle talks about the ripple effects of the ship's capsizing.


More Delays in Concordia Removal Project
The salvage company hired to refloat Costa Concordia pushes the project back by six months.


Key Points of Schettino's Trial
Read more about the trial of the man who helmed the ill-fated voyage of Costa Concordia.


10 Cruise Line Policy Changes Since Concordia's Sinking
Several lines have changed their safety policies. Read all about the changes.


In Her Own Words: Victim Struggles With Memories, Questions
A Concordia victim talks about how the sinking affected the lives of her and her family during the first year after the event. Read her first-hand account.


Survivors and Victims' Families Mark First Anniversary of Disaster
A somber day of mourning and memorials took place on the island of Giglio on the one-year anniversary of the tragedy. Read about it here.


 

 

About Costa Concordia

Fellow Passengers

Costa has the most wide ranging appeal, geographically speaking, of any cruise line in Europe. It appeals hugely to families -- you can see many generations onboard, and surprisingly, during my Thanksgiving cruise, there were also many American teenagers onboard.


Costa Concordia Dress Code

There are two formal/gala nights during a seven-night voyage, while the rest are casual and informal. But even during formal evenings, many Europeans tend to dress rather casually.


Costa Concordia Gratuity

There is a hotel service charge of 6 euros per person, per day. 15 percent is automatically added to bar bills.

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Deck:
Olanda Deck
Svezia Deck
Belgio Deck
Grecia Deck
Italia Deck
Gran Bretagna Deck
Irlanda Deck
Portogallo Deck
Francia Deck
Germania Deck
Spagna Deck
Austria Deck
Polonia Deck

Additional Costa Concordia Information

Costa Concordia Details
  • Crew: 1,068
  • Launched: 2006
  • Decks: 13
  • Passengers: 3,000
  • Registry: Italy
Costa Concordia Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 5.0 4.4
Dining 3.0 3.1
Entertainment 4.0 3.3
Public Rooms 4.0 3.8
Fitness Recreation 5.0 3.7
Family 4.0 3.7
Shore Excursion 4.0 3.6
Enrichment 1.0 3.1
Service 4.0 3.7
Value For Money 4.0 3.7
Rates 4.0 3.3

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