SOURCE: MSC Cruises (USA), Inc.

MSC Cruises (USA), Inc.

December 20, 2010 17:17 ET

Canadian Residents Save on Balcony Staterooms for Winter Caribbean Cruises With MSC

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwire - December 20, 2010) - Now is the ideal time for Canadian residents to book a Winter Caribbean cruise vacation with MSC Cruises in a balcony stateroom with rates starting from $399.50 per person plus government fees and taxes (GFTs) onboard MSC Poesia through January 15, 2011.

This special balcony rate is valid on select 7-night Eastern Caribbean and Western Caribbean cruises including Jan. 9, 23 and 30 and Feb. 6, 13, 20 and 27.

Interact with former Major Leaguers who played and were stars on several recognizable teams on the Jan. 9 and 23 and Feb. 6 cruises. "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 pitching, hitting, fielding, and base running clinics. A popular aspect of the experience includes a free autograph session. The following players will join former Yankees pitcher, Stan Bahnsen, on these Caribbean cruises:

Jan. 9 -- Greg Luzinski, slugger with the Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago White Sox; Bruce Kison, a star pitcher on the 1979 World Champion Pittsburgh Pirates; Pete MacKanin, current Philadelphia Phillies bench coach; and Johnny Romano, a four-time, All-Star catcher with the Cleveland Indians.

Jan. 23 -- Rick Burleson, Los Angeles Angels and Boston Red Sox All-Star shortstop; Rick Wise, no-hitter with the Philadelphia Phillies and with the Boston Red Sox; Jim Fregosi, All-Star shortstop and managed the Philadelphia Phillies; and Gorman Thomas, two-time American League batting champion with the Milwaukee Brewers. 

Feb. 6 -- Randy Hundley, Chicago Cubs All-Star and Gold Glove catcher; Mike Torrez, star pitcher for the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox; Art Shamsky, hit .300 for the 1969 New York Mets; and Ken Griffey Sr., star with the Cincinnati Reds in the 70s.

MSC Cruises' Caribbean cruises depart from Ft. Lauderdale to ports including:

  • Eastern Caribbean cruises, call in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; and Nassau Bahamas; departs Jan. 9 and 23 and Feb. 6 and 20; rates from $399.50 (GFTs) of $69.62;

  • Western Caribbean cruises, call Key West, Florida; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; Georgetown, Grand Cayman; and Cozumel, Mexico; departs Jan. 30, Feb. 13 and 27; rates from $399.50 (GFTs) of $69.62.

For more information about MSC Cruises, visit, call 877-665-4655, or contact a local travel professional.

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