Cruisin’ for Poker

Due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 Virus, Poker Cruises started the 2020 - 2021 cruise schedule late. The schedule is now released. The information is listed below and detailed on the website link  

If you like to play poker, why not enjoy it while taking a cruise on the high seas?

Remember “The Love Boat”? If you were old enough to watch TV from 1977-1987, This popular series made cruises a must do vacation experience. A marriage of hotel amenities and high sea adventures became irresistible. Enter the 21st Century with a resurged interest in poker and cruise lines ready to oblige, you have an ideal getaway package for many players.

Card Player Cruises has been a staple in the business for over 25 years, has a calendar of cruises scheduled in 2020 - 2021 that will suit any card player’s preference.

Starting with a Seven Night Royal Caribbean Cruise Departing from Miami on Saturday, October 10, The poker room opens every day where you'll be playing on the beautiful "Symphony of the Seas".

Next up, a ten night Western Mediterranean adventure embarking from Tarragona, Spain on Friday, October 23. This is a social cruise with no poker. 

How about a twelve night Holy Land cruise departing on Monday, November 2, from Rome, Italy. Tour the Holy Land and other ancient landmarks.

Enter 2021 and the Heartland Poker Tour for a seven night Eastern Caribbean cruise on January 24 aboard the Oasis of the Seas departing from Ft. Lauderdale, FL.The expected prize pool is $200 K +!

 On Friday March 26 we have a nine night trip through the Southern Caribbean  embarking from Miami, FL., featuring the RGG (Run Good Good) poker tournament.  

The Heartland Poker Tour returns  for a seven nighter departing Galveston, TX on Sunday, May 9. Also on board is a ladies only event called Lips & Chix.

There's also a a twelve night run through the Baltic Seas on Tuesday, July 27, departing from Amsterdam, Netherlands.

How about Alaska? Seven nights are awaiting you on Friday, September 3, embarking from Seattle, WA.

On Sunday, November 7 the Oasis of the Seas awaits you in Miami, FL for a seven night run through the Eastern Caribbean region. 

Poker Games Available Onboard

Here are the offerings of games available:

Limit holdem: $2/$4 – $4-$8 and higher upon request
No–limit holdem: $1/3, $2/5, and higher upon request
Omaha/8: $4/8 and often higher ($10/20 on up).
Mixed games: Mixed games are available upon request.

There are also tournament games offered on the schedules.

Rules of the Game

 If you’re green or new to the game, complimentary lessons are on the schedule. These lessons are always fun and informative. In a short period of time, you will learn the rules of the game, etiquette, some strategy, and will be able to play with other beginners in a very friendly, low-stakes game. The lessons are generally late morning on the first full sea day of the cruise.

Whether you play the game frequently or occasionally, and want to brush on your skills, check out this how to play site:

Good Luck!

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