FORT LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwire - Sep 18, 2012) - Baseball fans will have the opportunity of a lifetime to cruise with baseball legends representing leading teams, including former Atlanta Braves coaches Clarence Jones and Larry Parrish as well as other "Baseball Greats," on select MSC Poesia 2012-13 Caribbean sailings.
Special "Summer Sale" rates for these "Baseball Greats" cruise begin at $549 per person, double occupancy; government fees and taxes are additional. Bookings must be made by Sept. 30 to receive "Summer Sale" rates.
MSC Cruises' popular baseball-themed cruises offer free guest/player activities including a player-hosted trivia game, question-and-answer session, guest pitching contest, and a lively story-telling session.
Baseball players host hitting, fielding, base running, and defense strategy clinics. One of the most popular aspects of the experience is a free autograph session.
All-Star third baseman Larry Parrish played eight years with the Montreal Expos and seven with the Texas Rangers before he joined the Atlanta Braves as a coach and spent two years managing the Detroit Tigers.
Parrish will be on the Feb. 9, 2013 7-night Eastern Caribbean itinerary calling in Philipsburg, St. Maarten; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Nassau, Bahamas and will be joined by Ken Griffey Sr., Jim Fregosi, Stan Bahnsen, and Ed Herrmann. Fares begin at $549.
A former Cubs player, Clarence Jones served 14 years as Bobby Cox's hitting coach with the Braves, including eight consecutive Division Championships, four World Series appearances and a 1995 World Series Championship.
Jones will be on the Feb. 23, 2013 Eastern Caribbean sailing that calls at Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas; Philipsburg, St. Maarten and Nassau, Bahamas, along with Tommy Davis, Stan Bahnsen, Cookie Rojas and Juan Marichal.
The lineup of players is subject to change.
MSC Poesia features 1,275 staterooms (80% oceanview staterooms and 65% with a balcony). Guests enjoy 2 pools and 4 hot tubs, a 13,000-square-foot Balinese-inspired exotic MSC Aurea Spa, and four restaurants, including a Sushi Bar themed restaurant.
On each sailing, guests are treated to the line's white-gloved service, elegant and pristine décor, delicious cuisine (including regional Mediterranean specialties) and highly acclaimed world-class entertainment.
For more information about MSC Cruises' "Baseball Greats" cruises, visit us online at www.msccruisesusa.com, call 877-665-4655, or contact a local travel professional.