MSC Cruises has extended the deadline for winter-weary travelers to take advantage of special savings on Springtime Caribbean cruises, with rates beginning at $60 per person, per night and kids 17 years of age or younger sailing free on the beautiful MSC Lirica.

These special cruise-only, double occupancy rates (government taxes and fees are additional) must be booked by March 31, 2009.

Combining Italian zest for life and outstanding values, a 10-night voyage 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.

The MSC Lirica will cap its spring Caribbean season with two 10-night Deep Caribbean sailings departing March 24 and April 13 that visit six of the Caribbean’s most appealing and romantic islands – Puerto Rico, St. Maarten, St. Lucia, Antigua, Tortola and the Dominican Republic, where guests can enjoy the line’s private island experience.

When you combine these special rates with MSC Cruises’ “Kids Sail Free” offer (kids ages 17 and younger sail free when sharing a stateroom with two full-fare-paying adults), a Caribbean sailing on MSC Lirica is a fantastic value and a memorable experience ideal for multi-generational family vacations and reunions.