Sunday, September 23, 2012

Batter Up! For MSC Cruises' Baseball Greats Cruise

Football may be what we’re watching on television right now, but followers of America’s favorite pastime have something to look forward to in addition to next year’s season opener. Once again, baseball fans will have the opportunity of a lifetime to cruise with baseball legends representing leading teams on select MSC Cruises 2012-2013 Caribbean sailings. On what has been one of MSC Cruises’ most popular “theme” sailings for nine years running, guests can interact with former Major League Baseball stars as they sail to balmy Caribbean destinations onboard MSC Poesia on several “Baseball Greats” theme cruises.

Host and emcee for all of the onboard activities on each of these MSC Poesia cruises is former New York Yankees star pitcher, Stan Bahnsen. “Baseball Greats” cruises offer free guest/player activities including a player-hosted trivia game, a question-and-answer session, a guest pitching contest and a lively storytelling session. Baseball players host hitting, fielding, base running, and defense strategy clinics. A free autograph session is one of the most popular aspects of the “Baseball Greats” experience. If you happen to be a baseball spouse and not interested in the events, there’s always the spa, the pool, and other activities to keep you entertained. It’s a win-win cruise for everyone.

These Caribbean cruises sail roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale and feature the following itineraries and baseball greats (the lineup of participating players is subject to change):
• 10-night “Southern Caribbean Dream,” calling at San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. John’s, Antigua; Fort-de-France, Martinique; Roseau, Dominica; Philipsburg, St. Maarten and Freepost, Bahamas, with 3 days at sea.
-- Dec. 11, 2012: Jesse Barfield, Glenn Beckert, Bill Russell, Dave Campbell, Stan Bahnsen
• 7-night “Eastern Caribbean Enchantment,” calling in Philipsburg, St. Maarten; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Nassau, Bahamas, with 3 days at sea.
-- Feb. 9, 2013: Ken Griffey Sr., Jim Fregosi, Stan Bahnsen, Ed Herrmann, Larry Parrish
-- Feb. 23, 2013: Tommy Davis, Cookie Rojas, Stan Bahnsen, Clarence Jones, Juan Marichal
-- March 9, 2013: Gorman Thomas, Gary Peters, Stan Bahnsen, Wallace Johnson, Rico Petrocelli
• 7-night “Colors of the Caribbean,” calling at St. John’s, Antigua; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Freeport, Bahamas, with 3 days at sea.
-- April 6, 2013: Randy Hundley, Stan Bahnsen, Jack Billingham, Ellis Valentine
For more information about MSC Cruises and its “Baseball Greats” theme cruises, visit

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