Defunct Cruise Lines
Costa Concordia was the flagship of Costa Cruise line. She entered service in 2006 as the largest Italian passenger ship ever built, she is expected to be replaced by the new costa flagship the Costa Diadema which is currently under construction, the diadema is expected to come into service in 2014.
Her thirteen decks are named after European countries (Olanda, Svezia, Belgio, Grecia, Italia, Gran Bretagna, Irlanda, Portogallo, Francia, Germania, Spagna, Austria and Polonia). Her onboard features include Four swimming pools, two with a retractable glass roof, one with an 18 square meter outdoor video screen, Formula 1 simulator, Five open-air Jacuzzis, Samsara Spa and beauty salon ,Multi-purpose sports court, Nine story Europa Atrium with panoramic lifts ,Five restaurants: Three main dining venues, Themed bars and lounges and children's facilities.
The Costa Concordia will be remembered by most for the disaster that took place on the night of 13 January 2012 after hitting a reef off the Italian coast the ship capsized near the island of Isola del Giglio Thirty people are known to have lost their lives and two others were still missing (presumed dead) as of October 2012.
The ship’s captain Francesco Schettino who had abandoned his ship whilst passengers were still on board is the subject of an ongoing investigation for his part in the disaster.
As for the Costa Concordia Wreck it is currently lying on its side partially submerged, a salvage operation is underway in an attempt to right the vessel so that it can be towed away this operation is expected to last till late summer 2013, the future of the ship is unknown but it is expected to be broken up and scrapped.
Onboard Entertainment and Facilities
|Restaurants & Bars||Shops|
|Fast Food||Room Service|
|Nightclub or Disco||Lounge|
|Pursers desk||Excursion desk|
|Card room||Medical room|
|Laundry room||Sauna/steam room|
|Gym||Childrens activity clubs|
|Babysitting service||Video games room|
|Sports facilities||Outdoor movie theater|
Afterdeck - Deck behind a Ship's Bridge
Bow - The Front of the Ship (pointy bit)
Beam - The Greatest Width of the Ship
Bridge - The Location From Which a Ship is Steered and its Speed Controlled
Cargo Hold - A Space for Storing Cargo
Capstan - Upright Device for Winding in Heavy Ropes or Cables
Davit - Device for Hoisting and Lowering a Boat
Flagstaff - Flag Pole at the Stern of a Ship
Forecastle - The Section of the Upper Deck of a Ship Located at the Bow Forward of the Foremast
Foremast - Mast nearest to the Bow of a Ship
Galley - The Kitchen area of a Ship
Helm - Ship's Steering Wheel
Hull - The Main Structure or Body of a Ship
Knot - A Measure of Speed Equal to One Nautical Mile (6076 feet) per Hour