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Cruise Radio News Briefs — March 15, 2021 [VIDEO]

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MSC Lirica Lifeboat Catches on Fire

A lifeboat on MSC Lirica caught fire on Friday while the ship was anchored in Corfu, Greece.

There were no injuries to any of the 51 crew members onboard, and the interior of the ship sustained no damage. The exterior, however, was blackened and damaged due to the flames and smoke. 

There’s no word yet on what caused the blaze, but in a statement MSC said that “A full investigation is now in progress.”

STORY: MSC Cruises Ship Catches on Fire in Corfu, Greece [VIDEO]

Carnival Cruise Line Earns Four USA Today Awards

And Carnival Cruise Line has earned four first-place honors in the annual USA Today’s 10Best Awards.

The line was named Best Ocean Cruise Line, and the upcoming Mardi Gras earned Best New Cruise Ship — even though it hasn’t begun sailing yet.

Additionally, Carnival Horizon was the big winner in two categories: Best Ship for Families and Best Ship for Dining.

Currently, Carnival plans to resume sailings in June 2021.

STORY: Carnival Cruise Line Wins Four Awards

Country Singer Lee Greenwood to Perform on U.S. River Sailings

American Queen Steamboat Company has announced that country singer Lee Greenwood will be performing on six river sailings this year.

Onboard ‘American Duchess,’ Greenwood will take the stage for intimate performances of hits such as “God Bless the U.S.A.”

All-inclusive sailings featuring Greenwood start at $2,199 per person, and guests must be vaccinated to sail.

STORY: Country Singer Lee Greenwood to Perform on Six U.S. River Cruises

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