SOURCE: MSC Cruises (USA), Inc.

MSC Cruises (USA), Inc.

August 24, 2011 15:58 ET

Attention Baseball Fans: Meet, Mingle & Learn From Blue Jays & Yankees Greats Jessie Barfield & Stan Bahnsen on MSC's Caribbean Cruise

Slugger & Pitcher Among 'Baseball Greats' on Feb. 18 Sailing

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwire - Aug 24, 2011) - Baseball fans will have the opportunity to cruise with former Toronto Blue Jays/New York Yankees Jessie Barfield and Yankees pitcher Stan Bahnsen and other "baseball greats" on MSC Poesia's Feb. 18, 2012 Caribbean cruise.

MSC's baseball-themed sailings have been very popular offerings on the line's Caribbean cruises for several years. "Baseball Greats" Caribbean 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 includes a free autograph session.

Jessie Barfield was an All-Star, Gold Glove and Silver Slugger Award-winning outfielder with the Toronto Blue Jays. His biggest year came in 1986, when he led the National League with 40 home runs and had 108 RBIs. Known for a tremendous arm, Barfield is ranked second all-time in that category. He closed out his career with 3 seasons with the Yankees, where he hit 63 HRs.

Stan Bahnsen had 17 wins and was American League Rookie of the Year in 1968 with the Yankees; he also holds a record 19 wins against the Yankees' rival Red Sox. Bahnsen won 21 games in 1972 with the Chicago White Sox and also pitched for the A's and Expos, earning a total of 146 lifetime wins.

On Feb. 18, MSC Poesia departs Fort Lauderdale on a 7-night Eastern Caribbean cruise roundtrip itinerary that calls at St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Nassau, Bahamas, including three sea days.

Barfield and Bahnsen are expected to be joined on the sailing by fellow "greats" Vida Blue, Randy Hundley and Cookie Rojas (participating players are subject to change without notice).

Rates begin at $599 per person, double occupancy; government fees and taxes are additional.

For more information about MSC Cruises' "Baseball Greats" Caribbean cruises, visit us online at, call 877-665-4655, or contact a local travel professional.

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