Meet and mingle with baseball greats on 2012-13 MSC cruises

Juan Marichal, pictured in his playing days, is one of the baseball greats scheduled.

Baseball fans will have the opportunity of a lifetime to cruise with baseball legends representing leading teams on select 2012- 13 Caribbean sailings of MSC Poesia.

Guests can interact with former Major League Baseball stars as they sail to incredible Caribbean destinations onboard MSC Poesia on several “Baseball Greats” theme cruises.

This is the ninth year MSC Cruises has hosted these popular cruises with a changing lineup of players.

Host and emcee for all of the onboard activities on each cruise is former New York Yankees star pitcher Stan Bahnsen. “Baseball Greats” cruises offer free guest/player activities including a playerhosted 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.

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 three days at sea. Players are Jesse Barfield, Glenn Beckert, Bill Russell, Dave Campbell and Stan Bahnsen. Sails Dec. 11, 2012.

• 7-night “Eastern Caribbean Enchantment,” calling in Philipsburg, St. Maarten; San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Nassau, Bahamas, with three days at sea. Feb. 9, 2013 sailing — Ken Griffey Sr., Jim Fregosi, Stan Bahnsen, Ed Herrmann and Larry Parrish; Feb. 23 sailing — Tommy Davis, Cookie Rojas, Stan Bahnsen, Clarence Jones and Juan Marichal; Mar. 9 sailig — Gorman Thomas, Gary Peters, Stan Bahnsen, Wallace Johnson and Rico Petrocelli.

• 7-night “Colors of the Caribbean,” calling at St. John’s, Antigua; San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Freeport, Bahamas, with three days at sea. Apr. 6, 2013, sailing — Randy Hundley, Stan Bahnsen, Jack Billingham and Ellis Valentine.

For more information about MSC Cruises and its “Baseball Greats” theme cruises, visit online at, call 1-877-665-4655, or contact your local travel professional.

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