Out to Sea for Feb. 18/12
(c) By Jim and Barb Fox
To cruise, or not to cruise.
That’s a question even veteran cruisers are asking themselves with the shipwreck of the Costa Concordia off the Italian island of Giglio last month.
Even as the cruise line industry tightens its safety procedures – with more rules and regulations for sure to come – it’s a haunting spectacle.
The harrowing images of frightened passengers scrambling for their lives and the recovery of 17 bodies with 15 still missing have sent shudders throughout the industry and public.
| In better times, the Costa Concordia is shown on its Mediterranean sailings.|