Dean and Georgia Ananias and their two daughters were on board the Costa Concordia cruise ship on January 13, 2012, when it struck some rocks off the coast of Italy, began listing, and eventually ended up on its side. On my America Weekend show today, they talked about that horrific experience, in which they were among the last passengers to get off the boat. We talked about what it was like to think they were about to die, how the captain and officers abandoned the ship without making sure the passengers were safe, how they managed to finally get out, and what it would take to get them back on a cruise ship. They have written about their adventure in “SOS: Secrets of Survival.”

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