Carnival Corp. CEO: Costa brand will survive, thrive

 USA TODAY
By Gene Sloan, USA TODAY The head of Costa Cruises’ parent company says he’s confident the brand can make a comeback in the wake of the Costa Concordia accident, and he has no plans to scale it back or change its name. “It is damaged. It will take some time (to rebound), but we’d be crazy to abandon such a powerful brand,” Carnival Corp. Chairman and CEO Micky Arison

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Carnival Runs Aground

DailyFinance
The tragic crash of the Costa Concordia in mid-January completely changed that. Perhaps more damaging than the actual crash itself will be the potential lawsuits and the lack of involvement by Mr. Arison that I described two weeks ago. To make matters worse, another Costa ship, the Allegra, experienced an engine fire just weeks later, leaving the ship and its passengers without the basic necessities of water and power for three days.

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Italy to use robots to find Costa Concordia bodies

RT
The Italian Civil Protection Agency says it will use ‘sophisticated robot-like equipment’ to help rescuers find the bodies of the seven people still missing aboard the capsized Costa Concordia cruise liner. The machines will be used to scour areas that rescue divers have difficulties accessing.

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