On February 6, the Carnival Cruises cruise ship Crystal sailed into a series of rough seas off the coast of Ireland.
A crew member, a 20-year-old from Florida, was killed.
The Costa Concordia cruise ship also capsized and was heavily damaged.
Two crew members were rescued.
The cruise line’s CEO has apologised.
“I would like to apologise to the families of the two crew members who lost their lives while on the Crystal,” Mr Costa said.
“The crew and I have taken full responsibility for this accident and will do all we can to ensure the safety of our passengers, crew and crew members.”
The Costa Concordian crew, together with all our colleagues and crew, are grieving this terrible loss and will continue to do so for many months to come.
“The Costa Cruise Line says the incident was caused by the vessel’s onboard electrical systems, not the passengers.
Carnival Cruise Lines says it will not allow its crew to be exposed to radiation, despite the fact the incident occurred on its ship.
In a statement, the company said: “We are very sorry for the tragic events that occurred aboard our ship on Saturday.
Costa Cruises says it is continuing to investigate the accident and expects to issue a formal statement on the matter on Wednesday. “
We have suspended all operations for the foreseeable future.”
Costa Cruises says it is continuing to investigate the accident and expects to issue a formal statement on the matter on Wednesday.
Carnival Cruisers’ chief executive, Fabio Costa, has apologised for the incident and the company says the company will not tolerate its employees being exposed to hazardous levels of radiation.
“At the moment, our focus is on making sure that all crew members are safe and that we do not expose them to hazardous radiation,” he said.
Costa Cruisers says it plans to conduct a thorough investigation into the incident.
It said: “(The incident) is not an accident and we will do everything possible to find out what happened and the cause of it.”
Costa is not the only cruise line to have experienced a mishap in the past.
The French cruise line Côte d’Azur suffered a catastrophic incident in March when its captain and the crew were infected with noroviruses.
Mr Costa and other senior officials at the French cruise ship have been suspended and have been ordered to take annual training.