To the sea in ships

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.

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