MSC’s wine-themed cruises around the Med

MSC is delighting cruisers’ palates at sea, with the launch of three wine-themed cruises. The seven-night ‘On The Wine Routes’ cruises on MSC Splendida departs from Genoa, Italy on 2 and 9 November and 14 […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Aug 14 2014

Italian authorities uncover bone fragments on Concordia

Italian authorities are analysing bone fragments found in the Costa Concordia wreckage to determine whether they belong to 33-year-old Russel Rebello – the only victim whose body is yet to be recovered. Italy’s Civil Protection […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Aug 11 2014

Officials search for missing Costa Concordia waiter

Now that Costa Concordia has arrived at the scrapyard, officials have resumed searching for the missing body of a waiter who died when the ship sunk off the coast of Giglio in January 2012. Russel […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Jul 29 2014

Costa Concordia completes final journey

Costa Concordia has completed its final journey to the port where it will be dismantled and recycled, two-and-a-half years after it hit rocks and sank. The 115,000-tonne wreckage travelled over 300-kilometres at a speed of […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Jul 28 2014

Costa Concordia on the move

The rusty 115,000-tonne Costa Concordia set off on her final journey yesterday, two-and-a-half years after she hit rocks and capsized off the coast of Giglio in Italy, claiming the lives of 32 passengers. Surrounding boats […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Jul 24 2014

Concordia removal delayed by a day

The removal of the Costa Concordia wreckage has been pushed back by a day to allow salvage workers to run further tests. The 115,000-tonne vessel was to be towed away from Giglio in Italy today, […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Jul 22 2014

Costa Concordia’s final journey starts on Tuesday

The Costa Concordia wreckage is almost ready to be towed away from the Giglio in Italy where it hit rocks and sunk two-and-a-half years ago. Last week, salvage workers completed the first phase of removal, […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Jul 21 2014

New technology brings pediatricians on MSC ships

MSC Cruises will start installing telemedicine technology aboard its ships to become the first cruise line to offer 24/7 access to pediatric services. The technology was created by Italy’s Giannina Gaslini Institute in Genoa and […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Jul 17 2014

MSC extends Mediterranean cruises

MSC Cruises has added itineraries and introduced new sailings as part of its new 18-month online brochure. It is the first time the cruise line has launched a long-term brochure, with itineraries starting in October […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Jun 6 2014