Originally Posted by Aidan
CNN is reporting this ship had a tradition of deviating from its programmed course to approach Giglio and blow its horn, whereupon passengers would wave.
Make of that what you will.
This is an excerpt of an AP story...
"Costa captains have occasionally steered the ship near port and sounded the siren in a special salute, Arienti said. Such a nautical “fly-by” was staged last August, prompting the town’s mayor to send a note of thanks to the commander for the treat it provided tourists who flock to the island, local news portal GiglioNews.it reported."