The Costa Concordia shipwreck is among the worst cruise disaster of recent history. Thirty two people lost their lives and thousands suffer each day from this horrific event. The Captain is on trial in Italy and some survivors still have not been compensated for their injuries. The book "SOS Spirit of Survival" is a story of the survival of one close knit family and puts a glaring spotlight on the safety of passengers on cruise ships. The Ananias family (Dean, Georgia, Valerie, Cindy and Debbie) are seasoned cruisers and know the ins and outs of cruising as they have cruised most of their lives. You will learn the hour by hour details of that harrowing night as they share their story with you.
The Ananiases are leading an international movement calling for reform of the cruise ship industry. The ferry accident in South Korea just calls out again for needed reform in an industry that is unwilling to put passenger safety at the forefront.