At least 11 people were killed (including ten passengers and one crew member) and 23 still missing. Some people were forced to swim for shore as the angle of the ship made launching lifeboats impossible.
Ports of Call of Costa Concordia
Weekly route (52 times per year)
Civitavecchia, Italy (Rome) For centuries the ancient port of Civitavecchia has served as the gateway to magnificent Rome. It’s a city so immersed in history, you’ll find yourself drifiting back to a distant time. Home of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, Rome flourishes today as she did in her Golden Age. Experience Rome, a city of colossal ruins, majestic catherdrals and a golden past, worthy of many return visits. Information courtesy of Radisson Seven Seas Cruises.
Savona, Italy (Genoa) Savona listen is a seaport and comune in the northern Italian region of Liguria, in the Riviera di Ponente on the Mediterranean Sea.
One of the most celebrated former inhabitants of Savona was the navigator Christopher Columbus, who farmed land in the area while chronicling his journeys. ‘Columbus’s house’, a cottage situated in the Savona hills, lay between vegetable crops and fruit trees. It is just one of many residences in Liguria associated with Columbus.
Marseilles, French Riviera Founded nearly 26 centuries ago, Marseilles is the oldest city in France, a mosaic of old and new with a dozen villages and eight islands, each offering a world of enchanting discoveries. At nearby Avignon, visit the magmificient Palace of the Popes and the hilltop Basilica Notre Dame de la Garde. Explore ruins of 13th century Palais Longchamps and colorful “Old Harbour” where you can browse open-air markets. Information courtesy of Radisson Seven Seas Cruises.
Barcelona, Spain Founded by Romans in the first century BC, Barcelona is the vibrant capital of Catalonian Spain. Many of the world’s finest treasures can be seen in Barcelona’s museums and monuments. Romanesque and Gothic frescoes and treasures can be enjoyed at the Catalan Art Museum. Among the most treasured sites is Gaudi’s masterpiece, The Sagrada Familia. Information courtesy of Radisson Seven Seas Cruises.
Palma de Mallorca, Spanish Isle The largest of the Baleares Islands off Spain’s Mediterranean coast, Mallorca is a popular European resort. Enjoy the cosmopolitan charms of the city of Palma or use it as a base to explore Mallorca’s Roman ruins, picturesque villages, beaches and spectacular caves. Information courtesy of Crystal Cruises.
Cagliari, Sardinia Sardinia’s most cosmopolitan port is blessed with a number of lovely beaches and unspoiled natural beauty. Historic monuments abound, some dating from the second century A.D.
Palermo, Sicily, Italy Palermo is a city in Southern Italy, capital of the autonomous region of Sicily. The city is noted for its history, culture, architecture and gastronomy, playing an important role throughout much of its existence; it is over 2,700 years old. Palermo is located in the northwest of the island of Sicily, right by the Gulf of Palermo in the Tyrrhenian Sea.
Civitavecchia, Italy (Rome) See above.