Video footage shared on social media showed huge clouds of smoke billowing from the ship docked in a harbour. Flames could also be seen coming out from the side of the liner, believed to be the MSC Lirica. The blaze broke out at around 3.30pm local time on Friday (1.30pm UK time).
The cruise ship has been docked at the port since January 30.
The ship’s operator had been waiting for the cruise industry to start up again before the summer.
Reports suggest around 50 crew members were on board the ship when the fire broke out.
No injuries have been reported.
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