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  •  Really shocking story. The anger and disbelief in (6+ / 0-)

    the Coast Guard official's voice is obvious even without knowing Italian. "But it's dark...." How absolutely pathetic. This gutless coward left women and children (not to mention people trapped in their rooms and even corpses) behind and hopped into a life raft to save his own neck!

    My husband and I actually took a Greek island cruise with Costa nine years ago when we were living in the UK and I was pregnant with my daughter. The cruise was dirt cheap (so no, Newt and Calista weren't there), and everything was as shoddy as could be from the food to the service to the safety training. There were no drills or safety information sessions whatsoever and most of the crew spoke exclusively Italian, although Costa markets aggressively throughout Europe and there were people of at least a dozen nationalities on board. I was not surprised this company was at fault given the lack of professionalism I saw.

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