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Learning Vacations: Cruises

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Photo: Mark Nerys

The Athlete: Stan Bahnsen

The Experience: This former Major League Baseball pitcher and 1968’s Rookie of the Year for the New York Yankees (who had a career total of 146 wins) shares his tips on pitching and hitting, plus a history of the game.

The Cruise: MSC Poesia’s eight-day Caribbean sailing from Fort Lauderdale, Florida; departs April 6.

The Journalist: Michele Norris

The Experience: The host of National Public Radio’s All Things Considered looks at how journalists report news and deliver context in a fast-moving world.

The Cruise: Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ 17-day sailing from Beijing to Bangkok, March 16.

The Oceanographer: Jean-Michel Cousteau

The Experience: Learn ways to balance needs of humans and nature through dives with Emmy Award–winning producer, author, and son of the legendary Jacques Cousteau.

The Cruise: Four 2013 sailings on Paul Gauguin Cruises in the South Pacific; the first departs February 2.

The Historian: Dr. Joyce Salisbury

The Experience: Curious how Napoleon spent his time on Elba? Want a tour of a medieval town in Corsica? Salisbury, who has a Ph.D. in medieval history, will reveal all.

The Cruise: Voyages to Antiquity 14-day sailing leaves Rome for Cannes, France, on May 16.

The Hollywood Insider: Jeff Greenberg

The Experience: The casting director behind the Emmy Award–winning Modern Family and Frasier gives passengers an inside peek at how TV shows are put together.

The Cruise: Crystal Serenity 10-day sailing from Barcelona to London, May 30 .

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