If you were on the Costa Concordia, the cruise ship that capsized when it hit rocks off the Italian coast, what would it take to get you back on a cruise?
How about 30-percent off another cruise? That, the New York Daily News reports, is what the cruise line is offering passengers for their troubles:
“It is a ridiculous and insulting offer,” survivor Brian Page, a retired British accountant, told The Telegraph of London, which first reported the discount offer.
“The company is not only going to refund everybody, but they will offer a 30% discount on future cruises if they want to stay loyal to the company,” said a spokesman for Costa Cruises, a subsidiary of industry leader Carnival Cruise Lines.
The Telegraph also reports that the disaster is having no effect on people’s interest in going on a cruise.