Shipyard’s fire brigade was the first ones on the site and started firefighting measures. Local fire brigades arrived shortly after. The ship was evacuated. Work continued in the ship at approximately 18:15.

Approximately ten people have slightly inhaled smoke and two people have had their slight injuries checked. Material damages were minor and there is no effect to the building schedule of the ship,

...the shipbuilder informed.

The LNG-fueled 180 000 GT cruise ship was floated out with traditional ceremonies at the Meyer Turku shipyard, on 15 March. The float-out of Costa Smeralda signaled the start of the final stage of construction for the ship.

Costa Smeralda will be the first LNG fueled cruise ship in the Costa fleet and one of the first LNG-fueled cruise ships to sail in general.

The newbuild will feature a length of 337 meters and a width of 42 meters.

Delivery of a second ship, the twin to Costa Smeralda, also being built by Meyer-Turku, is planned for 2021.