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 the Montreal Expos and Toronto Blue Jays, on select 2012-13 Caribbean sailings of MSC Poesia.
Special "Summer Sale" rates begin at $799 for the 10-night "Baseball Greats" cruise and $469 for 7-night cruises. Fares are 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 is a free autograph session.
Participating players (subject to change) will include:
- Jesse Barfield, 1986 Home Run King and All-Star, Gold Glove outfielder and Silver Bat winner; 10-night Dec. 11, 2012 "Southern Caribbean Dream" sailing, calling at San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. John's, Antigua; Fort-de-France, Martinique; Roseau, Dominica; Philipsburg, St. Maarten and Freeport, Bahamas.
- Larry Parrish, All-Star third baseman for eight years with the Montreal Expos; Feb. 9, 2013 7-night Eastern Caribbean sailing calling in Philipsburg, San Juan and Nassau, Bahamas.
- Wallace Johnson, spent nine as a player with the Montreal Expos; March 9, 2013 7-night Eastern Caribbean itinerary that calls at Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas; Philipsburg; and Nassau.
- Ellis Valentine, All-Star and Gold Glove outfielder; 7-night April 6, 2013 "Colors of the Caribbean" sailing calling at St. John's, Antigua; San Juan; and Freeport.
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 white-gloved service, elegant and pristine décor, delicious cuisine (including regional Mediterranean specialties) and world-class entertainment.
Rates begin at $799 for the 10-night Dec. 11 cruise, $549 for Feb. 9, $599 for March 9 and $469 for the April 6 sailing.
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.