Become a Cruise Insider
Tips, deals and more in your inbox.
Your Ultimate Cruise Guide

CostaFortuna Catches Fire

April 16, 2003
CostaFortuna, the under-construction, 105,000-ton ship slated for a winter 2003 launch, caught fire this week at the Fincantieri shipyard in Genoa. The fire, which lasted about 3 1/2 hours, was centered on deck eight aft, an area of passenger staterooms, and damage was pretty much limited to that area and neighboring decks seven and nine.  Fortunately, there were no injuries (aside from some who suffered from smoke inhalation) and a Costa spokesman says that the fire will not result in a delay of CostaFortuna's launch.

The cause of the fire is unknown and under investigation.

Thank You For Signing Up!

Please Note: To ensure delivery of your free e-letters, please add news@cruisecritic.com to your address book.
We're committed to protecting your privacy and will not rent or sell your e-mail address. By proceeding, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.