Large International Corporations display the most bombastic attitudes when they are caught in their games of negligence, malpractice, and murder on the high seas.
" ... Lawyers plan to sue both in the US and in Italy, with more than 100 passengers already reported to have joined a class action that is to be lodged in Miami this week.Costa Concordia: 'insulting' cruise offer to survivors - Telegraph:
Each is reported to be demanding between £100,000 and £1 million in compensation.
A spokesman for Costa Cruises said: "The company is trying to do everything they can for those passengers directly affected.
"The company is not only going to refund everybody but they will offer a 30 per cent discount on future cruises if they want to stay loyal to the company." (Claire Duffin, Robert Mendick, Nick Squires in Giglio and Victoria Ward in Meta di Sorrento. 21 Jan 2012) ... "
EXCERPT | " ... Costa's chief executive, Pier Luigi Foschi, who estimated that the impact of the disaster on his firm was £60 million, had expressed confidence that the group would be able to "find a solution that, in the material sense, would satisfy" the passengers.
However, Brian Page, 63, a retired accountant from Southampton, who survived by sliding from one side of the deck to another to find a lifeboat, said: "It is a ridiculous and insulting offer. I'm very disappointed in them.
"They are not accepting their responsibilities at all. Our only back-up is separate legal action." ... "
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LINK] They did live up to their advertizing. Costa Concordia promised a "cruise vacation you will never forget."