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 Cincinnati Reds Ken Griffey Sr. and Jack Billingham as well as other "Baseball Greats," on select MSC Poesia 2012-13 Caribbean sailings.
Special "Summer Sale" rates for these "Baseball Greats" cruises begin at $469 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.
Part of the '70s "Big Red Machine," Ken Griffey Sr. was an All-Star outfielder and first baseman with a .309 lifetime average. An All-Star Game MVP, he played in three World Series.
Griffey Sr. will be on the Feb. 9, 2013 7-night "Eastern Caribbean Enchantment" cruise calling in Philipsburg, St. Maarten; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Nassau, Bahamas, joined by Jim Fregosi, Larry Parrish, Stan Bahnsen, and Ed Herrmann. Fares begin at $549.
Jack Billingham was the "ace" of the "Big Red Machine," with back-to-back 19-game winning seasons and seven shutouts in 1973. He pitched 293 innings with 16 complete games and was 2-0 with a 0.36 ERA in 25 World Series innings.
Billingham will be on the 7-night April 6, 2013 "Colors of the Caribbean" sailing calling at St. John's, Antigua; San Juan; and Freeport, Bahamas, joined by Randy Hundley, Stan Bahnsen and Ellis Valentine. Fares begin at $469.
The lineup of participating players is 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.