In January my wife and I were on the Ruby Princess from Fort Lauderdale to the Eastern Caribbean when we heard about the other cruise ship in the same area where a passenger had gone overboard and not been found. Because we were travelling more or less the same route it seemed all the more horrific.
Which was the ship in question? The Costa Magica.
That brings to four the number of Costa ships with major crises in 2009 so far. Clearly Costa can't be blamed for the probable crime that took place on Magica, but reading that report brings back a whiff of the organisational chaos that seems to attend any on-board crisis on a Costa ship.