Cruise ship Phobia after Costa concordia tragedy

Indonesia
January 18, 2012 7:40am CST
As we know that Costa concordia tragedy will be remind as Titanic of 21st century and could make every one hesitate to cruise with same kind of ship. My friend has canceled his traveling trip using one of the cruise ship in our region. He and his family seems having phobia to go because of above costa concordia News which still hot on television every day. Even they lost thousands of dollars but not big deal compare with the risk or phobia they going to face and also for the family who being left if they still insist to go..How about you? Will you still go if already bought ticket? How to prevent those kind of phobia?
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@CRIVAS (1822)
• Canada
18 Jan 12
First I would like to say that a phobia cannot be prevented, it is something that the person with the phobia must get over themselves, and that is not always an easy thing to do. I personally will NEVER go on a cruise, there are just too many things that can go wrong and this tragety just goes to prove that point. I just don't like the idea of being in the middle of an ocean with no land in site for miles, it just isn't something that I would ever do. I cannot being to understand what the families left behind must be going through, it certainly can't be easy. I know that I will pray for those families and hope that nothing like this happens again.
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• Indonesia
21 Jan 12
well, you are right my friend.. Phobia on something will be common and make sense as well for my friend.. He has choice to cancel even the travel agency tried to keep him on board and telling all the nice things but in reality the wave is consider high lately in our territory. It will be good to cancel if having phobia rather than push them and unable to enjoy his vacation.. appreciate your response..
• United States
18 Jan 12
I have been on around 10 cruises in my life and im 26 years old. I will never not go on a cruise at all. If you are crusing in the united states to the caribbean then why be scared of a ship that was in a total different country then ours. Weird i wouldnt even worry about it at all and would still go if i had bought a ticket. That ship was exremely tiny as well and only held about 3200 passengers which is a tiny ship compared to many of the new ones out there now a days. The bigger ships i think are safer and you feel more like your not even on a ship in the first place but i wouldnt worry about crusing at all and it barely ever happens anyways.
• Indonesia
21 Jan 12
Wow, you are very lucky girl.. I have been twice only in my life..but more than ten times for normal passenger cruise.. Whenever I was there, there always fear feeling to ship sinking, especially when I was standing on the upper level of the deck and looking down to the blue ocean..However, really nice to feel the wind blowing to my hair...appreciate your response..
@ShepherdSpy (8563)
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
18 Jan 12
There will be a full inquiry into this disaster,but at this stage news coverage seems to indicate Human Error as being the cause..There are risks with using all forms of travel..you take a risk going out in your car each day,but how many would give up driving because of a horrific crash on the news in your region? This year marks a Century since the sinking of "Titanic"...and Cruise shipping has only become more popular in that time. My Sister and Her Husband went on their first Cruise a year or so ago,and has stated no way will the "Costa Concordia" put her off going on another.. Personally,If I had a holiday booked on another ship,this wouldn't put Me off..Though I'd hope this Ship's company would be able to continue with her loss.. I take it that cancelling at this stage, having already booked, your Friend will (at least) lose their deposits? or is a refund possible? Would your friend be phobic about being on a ship,or just the idea of the Ship sinking? Having a fear of disaster is normal..not letting it control you is how life goes on..
• Indonesia
21 Jan 12
Well, you are right.. fear of disaster could be normal since we can not predict what happen to us even in split seconds. My friends family has already phobic by those costa Concordia accident and just unable to enjoy the journey after. I think we will forgot about this accident and there will be major changes on safety regulation of the cruise liner to prevent same incidents to happen again. Until such time, the thorough investigation will be interesting to watch..The Human error most likely one of the accident cause even there are many technical factor involved but since the captain has already broken some of the procedure then he seems in big trouble this time around..