S.O.S. Spirit of Survival: One Family's Chilling Account of the Costa Concordia Disaster

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S.O.S.: Spirit of Survival is a captivating story of the incredible fortitude that ordinary people can conjure in order to overcome even the most harrowing of disasters. Told from the point of view of each of the five members of one family, this book offers a unique and detailed look into the truth behind the headlines surrounding the Carnival Cruise Line's Costa Concordia cruise ship sinking off the coast of Italy in January of 2012. The Ananias family were some of the last passengers to leave the ship and almost died four times. Their astounding account of the tragic events before, during and, perhaps most shockingly, after the cruise ship ran aground are sure to shock readers. Find out what happened to them hour by hour and why they can't cruise again after being veteran cruisers for decades. The book puts a spotlight on passenger safety and calls for reform in the cruise line industry. If you have ever traveled or cruised, this is a must read book for you before you take your next trip. Learn about the new Passenger Bill of Rights, some helpful travel tips and how to survive against all odds.

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On the morning of Friday, January 13, 2012, four members of a tight-knit family from Southern California, who between them had been on dozens of cruise ships before, boarded the Costa Concordia off the coast of Italy.  Less than 12 hours later, their lives would be changed forever, as the chaos of the ship's sinking quickly became international news. Now, for the first time the Ananias family (father and mother Dean and Georgia, daughters Valerie, Cindy, and Debbie, the last of whom nervously awaited news back in the States) offer their harrowing story of survival aboard the Costa Concordia shipwreck. In S.O.S.: Spirit of Survival, each family member recounts their experience of the disaster as it unfolded, and the collective result is an inspiring tale of survival and a unique perspective behind the headlines of the disaster--one that shows the human side of what happened and serves as a primer for how future cruise ship passengers might learn to prepare themselves for the worst.

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Among the worst cruise ship disasters of recent history, the Costa Concordia wreck resulted in the loss of 32 lives and received international media attention and public scrutiny.  The criminal trials of the ship's captain and crew have tarnished the reputation of Carnival Cruise Lines and led to an international movement calling for reform of the cruise industry.

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