Sailing the high seas used to be the only way people could travel to far off places. People took their lives into their own hands when they set sail, hoping the conditions would make for a safe passage. Today, however, setting sail on a boat is usually considered safe.

But disasters still can happen, no matter how big and modern a boat maybe appear to be.

A few years ago, thousands of vacationers and adventurers set sail for what was supposed to be a truly luxurious experience. Everything was going fine until one command from their captain changed everything.

In 2013 the Costa Concordia left its port in the Italian town of Civitavecchia. Everything seemed normal, but the 4,200 passengers and crew were headed for disaster. The ship sank and no one saw it again… until now.


This beautiful theater was supposed to fill their journey with entertainment.


Somehow, the artwork in the grand halls was miraculously unharmed by the water.


In the wreckage of the command room, you can imagine the engineers fighting with the captain about the boat’s increasingly dangerous speeds.


This room looks like it’s been burglarized, but it really shows how violent and chaotic the wreck was.


See more haunting photos on the next page!