PR blunder? Owner of wrecked cruise liner offering survivors 30 percent off

The company that operates the Costa Concordia has called passengers, offering them a discount, according to reports.

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The Washington Post reported that Costa Cruise Lines, which operated the Costa Concordia that ran aground last week off the coast of Italy, is offering survivors a 30 percent discount on future cruises.

According to London’s Telegraph newspaper:

“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.'”

In addition to offering Costa survivors a refund and discount, Carnival, the cruise liner’s parent company, has been calling victims, asking them if they’re suffering from nightmares and sleeplessness.

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