Four months after the wrecking of the Costa Concordia, I get this email. Yes, Costa Cruises is back and bigger than ever! Once priced at $2,130, the “Sunshine Cities” western Mediterranean route (which passes the western coast of Italy) is now $449 (although I bet at this base price you’re staying in a windowless cabin). Apparently Costa’s gamble is paying off. According to Reuters, “Italian cruise operator Costa Crociere, controlled by U.S. group Carnival, cut prices and saw a 25 percent annual rise in bookings in April, recovering from the slump in sales triggered by the deadly Concordia disaster earlier this year.” Would you go on this cruise? For me, it would depend on if the captain had a mullet.