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 Boston Red Sox All-Star Rico Petrocelli and other "Baseball Greats," on MSC Poesia's March 9, 2013 Caribbean sailing.
Special "Summer Sale" rates for the March 9 "Baseball Greats" cruise begin at $599 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, a question-and-answer session, a 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.
Power hitter Rico Petrocelli played shortstop and third base for the Red Sox. He hit .297 with 97 RBIs and 40 home runs in 1969. He was a member of World Series teams in 1967 and in 1975, when he hit .308 and drove in four key runs in the seven-game series against the Cincinnati Reds.
On March 9, MSC Poesia departs Fort Lauderdale on a 7-night "Eastern Caribbean Enchantment" roundtrip itinerary that calls at Philipsburg, St. Maarten; St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands and Nassau, Bahamas.
Petrocelli is expected to be joined on the sailing by fellow "greats" Gorman Thomas, Gary Peters, Wallace Johnson and Stan Bahnsen (participating players are 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 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.