Abandoned Cruise Ship Becomes Stage for Haunting Photos

   October 21, 2016 ,   Cruise Industry

The Costa Concordia cruise ship was one of a kind. The luxurious vessel wowed just about everyone who stepped foot on it.

This monstrosity of a ship was christened in 2006 and housed over 4,000 passengers at a time. With 1,500 cabins, a casino, and a multi-level theater, the ship was basically a mobile ocean city.

Sadly, on January 13th, 2012, the passenger liner Costa Concordia sunk when it struck a rock formation as it departed from a town in Italy. The ship has since been pulled from the water and the effects of the crash are now more apparent than ever.

Costa Concordia

For the first time since the disaster, German photographer Jonathan Danko Kielkowski had a chance to board the unearthed ship to see what things looked like inside. The eeriness of the photos is quite remarkable.

People's belongings are still scattered around the rooms and hallways.

This theater used to be magnificent at one point. Now it is in ruins.

The casino was severely damaged. You can see slot machined overturned and thrown around. 

Bedrooms are somewhat still intact, but very creepy. There are hundreds of these abandoned rooms on the Concordia.

This amazing staircase still stands and hints of the emerald-colored finish continue to shine through the damage.

The control panel that the captain, Francesco Schettino, likely stood near as the ship started sinking.

You can really see the old emerald elevator here. Still quite majestic!

You can read an extensive review of the Costa Concordia accident here.

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