MSC Cruises Hits a Home Run With ‘Baseball Greats’ Sailings

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, March 30: Fans of America’s past time can gain unique insights into the world of Major League Baseball on MSC Cruises’ “Baseball Greats” theme cruises. Some of the greats of the game will be onboard, sharing their skills and their memories, during the powerful lineup of five baseball greats theme cruises scheduled for MSC Poesia as the ship sails her inaugural season in North American waters during the 2009-10 Caribbean season. The “Baseball Greats” theme cruises consistently have been among the line’s most popular sailings during the last few Caribbean winter seasons.

In addition to visits to some of the Caribbean’s most beautiful locations, each “Baseball Greats” sailing includes free interactive guest/player activities, including a player-hosted trivia game in which guests can test their baseball knowledge, question-and-answer sessions with the players, a guest pitching contest and a lively story-telling session in which the players share some candid revelations about some of the “characters” 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.

MSC Poesia offers “Baseball Greats” theme cruises on the following roundtrip itineraries from Fort Lauderdale:

  • Nov. 20, 2009: 10-night Southern Caribbean featuring Panama, calling at Willemstad, Curacao; Oranjestad, Aruba; Cartagena, Colombia; Cristobal, Panama; and Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  • Jan. 16, 2010: 7-night Western Caribbean, calling at Key West, Florida; Playa del Carmen, Mexico; Georgetown, Grand Cayman; Montego Bay, Jamaica; and Nassau, Bahamas
  • Feb. 6, 2010: 7-night Western Caribbean
  • March 6, 2010: 7-night Eastern Caribbean, calling at San Juan, Puerto Rico; Philippsburg, St. Maarten; Road Town, Tortola; and Nassau, Bahamas
  • April 3, 2010: 7-night Eastern Caribbean

Special guests on these itineraries will be announced at a later date. As on all MSC Cruises’ sailings, kids ages 17 and younger sail free when sharing a stateroom with two full-fare-paying adults. MSC Poesia’s 2009-10 Caribbean season will also feature Big Band and Polka theme cruises. To review information about MSC Cruises and its theme cruises, visit or a local travel professional.