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Date Published: September 1, 2005
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CostaClassica Back at Sea After Fire
It's back to smooth sailing for Costa's CostaClassica; the ship has resumed service after a fire broke out onboard last week, cutting short a seven-night Mediterranean cruise.

According to a company spokeswoman, the blaze began in the stern at 9:30 a.m. on August 24; burning ropes in an area used by crew for morning operations produced heavy smoke but little damage, she tells us, and the fire was extinguished within 30 minutes. There were no injuries to crew or passengers. The cause of the fire is still unknown.

CostaClassica was on its way to Piraeus, midway through a weeklong cruise. The ship disembarked passengers in Piraeus later that day, ending the cruise four days earlier than scheduled; repairs were completed and the stern repainted in time to depart Venice for its next scheduled cruise, a seven-night sailing. Guests onboard were given a full refund of their cruise fare, as well as a 25 percent discount on a future Costa cruise.
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