Concordia captain to return to wreck

By Phil Davies  The captain of the doomed Costa Concordia is due to return to the wreck today (Thursday). Judges in the city of Grosseto agreed to a request by lawyers for Francesco Schettino, who demanded that he takes part in a survey of the ship. The request came as a team of lawyers andContinue reading “Concordia captain to return to wreck”

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Themes breathe new life into river routes

By Michelle Baran  It isn’t easy to reinvent the wheel, so one has to give it to the river cruise lines for getting creative with itineraries that go up and down the same rivers week in and week out by crafting unique and engaging themed departures. River cruise companies have been toying with themed riverContinue reading “Themes breathe new life into river routes”

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Royal Caribbean certified by autism group

By Tom Stieghorst Royal Caribbean International said it is the first cruise line to win fleetwide certification from Autism On the Seas, a group that helps families with autistic members with their vacations. The certification requires that a cruise line make certain accommodations for autistic passengers, including special staff training. The guidelines also include providingContinue reading “Royal Caribbean certified by autism group”

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