Fire on Costa Magica

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A small fire broke out onboard the Costa Magica Friday, according to a statement by Costa Cruises.

The fire, which began in the ship’s electrical equipment, produced a small quantity of smoke in the engine room, the cruise line said. The crew immediately activated a first stage response and was able to put out the fire within a few minutes.

The captain informed the guests of the situation, and there was no risk to guest safety or the ship, Costa said. The ship continued its Caribbean itinerary, reaching Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe as per its planned schedule.

The ship then continued on to Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic Sunday before reaching Catalina Island on Monday. The ship is scheduled to call at Phillipsburg on Tuesday, St John’s on Wednesday and Fort-de-France Thursday, before finishing its cruise back in Pointe-a-Pitre.

The Costa Magica has a total of 1,358 cabins, including 464 cabins with a private balcony and 58 suites, all of which also have a private balcony. For dining, there are four restaurants and 11 bars, including the Cognac & Cigar bar. Other amenities include a wellness center with a gym, treatment rooms, a sauna and a Turkish bath, as well as five Jacuzzis, plus four pools, including one with a retractable cover. Guest can also enjoy a multipurpose sports area and an outdoor jogging track.

For entertainment, there is a three-level theater, a nightclub, water slide, library and casino, as well as a Virtual World and Squok Club with a pool especially for children. The ship also has its own onboard art collection with over 5,500 works of art.