The weather in much of the country is still in winter's grip, and, according to MSC Cruises, that makes this the perfect time to plan a great spring vacation.  
 
Combining Italian zest for life, an iconic American theme cruise and outstanding values, a 7-night cruise on the MSC Orchestra or 10-night sailing on MSC Lirica from Fort Lauderdale to the sunny islands of the Caribbean offers a perfect way to say good-bye to winter and celebrate the arrival of spring.
 
Here's a sampling of the special opportunities MSC Cruises is offering this spring:
 
A family cruise to make this year's "spring break" special without breaking the bank. MSC Cruises makes it easy to take the entire family on a Caribbean vacation with its "Kids Sail Free" offer. Kids ages 17 and under always sail free when sharing a stateroom with two full-fare-paying adults (government taxes and fees are additional, per person).  
 
As spring training gets underway, sail with the Major League Baseball heroes of your youth on two special "Baseball Greats" theme cruises: Guests on the March 28 and April 11 7-night Eastern Caribbean sailings of MSC Orchestra, will meet and spend quality time with some of the greats of "America's Pasttime" who will be onboard to share their memories and offer tips for budding ballplayers. One of the highlights of the cruise is the free autograph session.
 
Special values for Boomers and Seniors: Boomer/Senior Saver prices on all 2008-09 Caribbean sailings of MSC Lirica and MSC Orchestra begin at just $499 per person, double occupancy (cruise only, not including government fees and taxes) on 7-night itineraries and $699 per person, double occupancy on 10-night itineraries - savings of up to 50 percent from regular prices. At least one guest in the stateroom must be 50 years of age on the departure date.
   
A great value for multi-generational family vacations and reunions. When you combine the Boomer/Senior Saver rates with "Kids Sail Free," an MSC Cruises' Caribbean sailing is a fantastic value and a memorable experience ideal for multi-generational family vacations and reunions.