SOURCE: MSC Cruises (USA), Inc.

MSC Cruises (USA), Inc.

August 24, 2011 15:43 ET

Attention Baseball Fans: Meet, Mingle & Learn From Phillies' Great Cookie Rojas on MSC's Caribbean Cruise

Infielder Is One of the 'Baseball Greats' on Feb. 18 Sailing

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwire - Aug 24, 2011) - Baseball fans will have the opportunity to sail with former Philadelphia Phillies and Kansas City Royals infielder Cookie Rojas and other "baseball greats" on MSC Poesia's Feb. 18, 2012 Caribbean cruise.

MSC's baseball-themed cruises have been very popular offerings on the line's Caribbean cruises for several years. "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 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.

Voted the Phillies greatest second baseman of all time in 1969, Cookie Rojas was a five-time All Star with the Phillies and Royals. A tough hitter to strike out, he was in the top 10 in that category six times, despite having 6,300 official at bats. He played all nine positions during his career and is sharing his knowledge of the game as a Spanish broadcaster with the Florida Marlins.

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.

Rojas is expected to be joined on the sailing by fellow "greats" Vida Blue, Randy Hundley, Jessie Barfield, and Stan Bahnsen (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.

About MSC Cruises:

MSC Cruises is the fastest-growing cruise line in the world with a fleet of 11 ships: MSC Magnifica, MSC Splendida, MSC Fantasia, MSC Poesia, MSC Orchestra, MSC Musica, MSC Sinfonia, MSC Armonia, MSC Opera, MSC Lirica and MSC Melody. The fleet cruises year round in the Mediterranean and seasonally in Northern Europe, the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean, US and Canada, South America, the Indian Ocean, and South and West Africa.

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