FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, July 17 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Rub elbows with some of the greatest players to have ever graced the baseball diamond on MSC LiricaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 7-night Dec. 14 Caribbean sailing. Former New York Yankees greats Stan Bahnsen and Tom Tresh, former New York Mets star Ed Kranepool, slugger Ken Griffey Sr. (who spent some time with the Yankees) and former catcher/Major League manager Jeff Torborg make up a powerful lineup of players on MSC LiricaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s sailing. The 7-night roundtrip itinerary from Fort Lauderdale calls at Key West; Montego Bay, Jamaica; Georgetown, Grand Cayman; and Cozumel, Mexico, and includes two days at sea.
The baseball theme cruise includes free interactive passenger/player activities, including a player-hosted trivia game in which guests can test their baseball knowledge, question-and-answer sessions with the players, a passenger pitching contest and a lively story-telling session in which the players share some candid revelations about some of the Ã¢â‚¬Å“charactersÃ¢â‚¬Â of the game. Players will also host pitching, hitting, fielding and base running clinics. Perhaps the most popular activity is the free autograph session at the end of the cruise.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Guests have repeatedly told us how much they enjoyed meeting and interacting with the players during past seasonsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ baseball theme cruises,Ã¢â‚¬Â says Richard E. Sasso, president and CEO of MSC Cruises USA. One guest described the baseball theme activities as Ã¢â‚¬Å“just amazing,Ã¢â‚¬Â adding that Ã¢â‚¬Å“the players were interesting, very funny and very accessible to everyone.Ã¢â‚¬Â
While in port, guests can take a Ã¢â‚¬Å“seventh-inning stretchÃ¢â‚¬Â from talking baseball to explore the islands and their history and culture. There will also be ample time to enjoy the elegance, Italian cuisine, ambiance, and exceptional service of the MSC Lirica. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Having the legends of the game onboard adds yet another dimension to the MSC Cruises Ã¢â‚¬ËœBeautiful. Passionate. Italian.Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ experience,Ã¢â‚¬Â adds Sasso. For more information on MSC Cruises and its extensive lineup of theme cruises, visit www.msccruisesusa.com or local travel agent.