CARNIVAL CORP (owner of the Costa Concordia) has a history of management problems regarding their ships and many lines… Carnival Corp (owners of the Costa Concordia) have had a history of unsupervised near tragedies. A fire began with an unsupervised cutting and welding operation in a laundry room on board ... Read More »
Author Archives: Michael L. Grace
SOLAS LAW proves to be overdue for revision after Costa Concordia disaster. SS Yarmouth Castle horrendous fire recalled.
A South Korean passenger walks with Italian firefighters after being rescued from the luxury cruise ship Costa Concordia, which ran aground near the Tuscan island of Giglioa – after spending two days in a cabin two decks above the water line. It is understood the pair, who are 29 years ... Read More »
SOPA – More “neo-Nazi” like laws from the U.S. Government to shut down the internet. Backed by congress, the MPAA and the US Chamber.
“Defeating this is a victory for free speech. Sad to see how big money and corporate greed can work to curb free speech if we the masses are less vigilant.” Social History: More “Nazi” like laws from the U.S. Government to shut down the internet. Call your representatives today and ... Read More »
GOOD LUCK TO VICTIMS OF CARNIVAL CORP’S COSTA CONCORDIA…Wait until they read the Carnival Corp passage contract…
“It was dog eat dog…” Passenger aboard the Carnival Corp’s Costa Concordia… Carnival Corp’s Costa Concordia Captain hauled off to jail. Passengers aboard the stricken Costa cruise ship say that they observed Italian Master Francesco Schettino draped in a blanket aboard a lifeboat heading to safety as the vessel’s crew and passengers ... Read More »
(Carnival Corps) Costa Concordia Survivors: Crew Fled In Life Jackets! “Cruise ships can be “death traps” IMO. I’m sure evacuation was confusing, 4000 panicked people trying to escape a sinking “tin can”? Wow. Evacuations need to be practiced repeatedly to be effective and it’s IMPOSSIBLE to do this on a ... Read More »
Cruise and Liner History: Is Micky Arison of Carnival Crop – the Costa Concordia owner – the new Sir “Titanic” Bruce Ismay? Passengers blame Micky Arison and Carnival Corporation for Costa Concordia wreck… (Left: Arison watching the Costa from Miami – refused to head for Italy and meet stricken passengers.) In an ... Read More »
American Banner Lines 1957-1958 Arnold Bernstein chartered in the summer of 1948 a passenger ship the CONTINENTAL (ex ANCON of 1902) for four round voyages from New York to Plymouth and Antwerp. In 1950-1951 Arnold Bernstein was involved with the Incres Line and their ship the EUROPA (ex MONGOLIA of ... Read More »
If anything, the French Line’s SS Normandie was too beautiful. She was never as popular as Queen Mary because SS Normandie was like a floating art gallery that overwhelmed? the passengers, whereas Queen Mary was more traditional and felt like a home to the passengers. It’s a disgrace what happened ... Read More »
A link to the elegance of the past – our 2012 choice and review for one of the best boutique hotels in Paris – the Renaissance Vendome Hotel. Video of Paris – during the 1920s. One can never capture the feeling of cruising the past in most hotels today. That ... Read More »