The inner feeling of the lady, a newly wedded couple who were taking off on a honeymoon in the ill fated Italian cruise liner Costa Concordia, came true. The couples Meghna and Subodh Mishra from Mumbai were married on November 30. And set out on honeymoon and flew to Bahrain, before taking a connecting flight to Rome on December 3, the date when they boarded the cruise liner. No sooner the hubby came up with the idea the wife sensed something bad and asked him would it turn out like `Titanic.’ The hubby laughed then but today after surviving the tragedy, thanked God. The luxury liner, on January 13, hit a rock, off the island of Giglio, killing eleven and sending scores missing.
The couple spent seven days on the cruise, before heading home. Their entire package cost Rs 2.30 lakh, of which Rs 78,000 was the cost of seven days aboard Concordia.
According to Meghna, a 26 year-old financial product analyst at Nomura, they were given very mandatory safety instructions -- where to assemble in case of an emergency, how to wear the safety jacket, how to blow a whistle if they were in water and the locations of the life boats -- only on the third day of their cruise, which could prove to be dangerous had the mishap occurred in the first two days. The young lady was so shattered with the experience, and said, `I have decided no more vacations on a cruise. I cannot get over the fact that the mishap happened when we were on board. I was sure I would be a victim as I did not know how to swim.’ (With inputs from internet-AarKay)