FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (July 15, 2009) â€“ MSC Cruises has added five new theme cruise sailingsto the Baseball Greats, Polka and Big Band themes already planned for MSC Poesiaâ€™s 2009-10 Caribbean season.
â€œGuests have always raved about our theme cruises and the wonderful experiences they offer,â€ said Richard E. Sasso, president and CEO of MSC Cruises (USA), Inc. â€œThese new additions to the upcoming Caribbean cruise season provide even more variety to the existing 7- and 10-night roundtrip itineraries from Fort Lauderdale.â€
Presidentâ€™s Cruise: Nov. 10, 2009– 5-night â€œCaribbean Escapeâ€ itinerary. Rick Sasso, president and CEO of MSC Cruises (USA), Inc., will be the featured guest onboard MSC Poesiaâ€™s first sailing in the Caribbean.
Latin Music: Jan. 23, 2010– 7-night â€œEastern Caribbean Enchantmentâ€ itinerary. Rumba, samba and mambo aboard MSC Poesia to Carlos Oliva and Los Sobrinos del Juez as they perform traditional salsa dance hits and unique arrangements of pop and disco favorites with a Latin beat. Salsa dance lessons and live performances by a hot lineup of Latin music stars are sure to add plenty of flavor and rhythm to this Latin music cruise festival at sea.
Comedy: Jan. 30, 2010 7-night– â€œEastern Caribbean Enchantmentâ€ cruise itinerary. â€œLaughter is the Best Medicineâ€ featuring the songs and remarkable impressions of Scott Record. The laughter continues well into the evening nightly in the shipâ€™s comedy club with onboard performances by our featured comedians. Participate in the game show â€œBonk!â€ (an interactive game show that is part general knowledge, part physical mayhem and all comedy).
Country Music: Feb. 20, 2010– 7-night â€œEastern Caribbean Enchantmentâ€ cruise itinerary. Boot, scoot and boogie to music by various country artists. Line dancing lessons also will be offered onboard.
Oldies Music: March 20, 2010– 7-night â€œEastern Caribbean Dreamâ€ itinerary, featuring a performance by The Lettermen â€“ Tony Butala, Donovan Tea and Mark Preston â€“ one of the most popular vocal groups in history. Their 45-year career of unique sound spans the big band vocal and the early rhythm and blues rock groups. The Lettermen will perfom one grand show onboard during this old time rock-and-roll festival at sea.
Plus, The Fabulous Stingrays, a party band performing songs spanning the â€˜50s, â€˜60s and â€˜70s, will keep onboard guests rocking and rolling to the sounds of the oldies all night long. Other activities will include an Elvis look-alike contest, dance competitions, trivia games and a lecture on the rock-and-roll era.
Festa Italiana: April 10, 2010– 7-night â€œIsland Treasures & Ancient Templesâ€ itinerary. This celebration of all things Italian features entertainment by opera singers and contemporary Italian vocal artists. Dance the night away or simply sit back and enjoy performances by bands that play Italian and Italian-American favorites. Activities include Venetian mask making, a pizza throwing contest, tarantella dancing and more.
Guests have the opportunity to learn the secrets of making delicious European dishes during cooking demonstrations by top Italian chefs. They can also take a lecture on Italian Art and Architecture, Italian Automobiles or Italian Fashion and Design.
The new themes are in addition to several previously announced theme cruises:
- Baseball Greats: Nov. 20, 2009– 10-night â€œDazzling Dutch Caribbean & The Panama Canalâ€
- Big Band: Dec. 10, 2009– 10-night â€œRemarkable Rainforests & The Panama Canalâ€
- Polka: Jan. 9– 7-night â€œEastern Caribbean Enchantmentâ€
- Baseball Greats: 7-night sailings: Jan. 16, 2010 and Feb. 6, 2010 â€œIsland Treasures & Ancient Templesâ€; March 6, 2010 â€œEastern Caribbean Enchantmentâ€; April 3, 2010 â€œEastern Caribbean Dreamâ€
- Big Band: Feb. 27, 2010– 7-night â€œIsland Treasures & Ancient Templesâ€
For more information about MSC Cruises and its selection of theme cruises, visit www.MSCCruisesUSA.com or a local travel professional.