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Ante Up Poker Cruises

Join Ante Up publishers Scott Long and Christopher Cosenza on one of our great Ante Up Poker Cruises, featuring exotic destinations and great poker action on every cruise!

Named one of the Top 12 Ultimate Guy Getaways by Huffington Post (but lots of women sail with us, too!)!

Watch our promotional video!

Every cruise offers:

  • Multitable tournaments. Earn Ante Up Poker Tour Player of the Year points!
  • Cash games for all levels with reasonable rakes!
  • Single-table tournaments with low house fees!
  • Professional management, dealers and equipment (no electronic tables)!
  • Full casino on board!
  • FREE poker classes!
  • FREE welcome-aboard open-bar cocktail party!
  • FREE refreshments each morning in the poker room!
  • All the other great FREE things that come with cruising, including all-you-can-eat gourmet food, exciting shows and fun activities!

Read on for more general information about the Ante Up Poker Cruise experience, or skip directly to details on each of our upcoming cruises using these hyperlinks:
Overview
December 2014 (Western Caribbean/Tampa)
February 2015 (Bahamas/Orlando metro area)
April 2015 (Bahamas-Florida/Baltimore)
October 2015 (Southern Caribbean/Boston to Tampa one-way)
November 2015 (Key West-Cozumel/Tampa)
Private Group Poker Cruises
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Jeanne Cosenza
(727) 742-3843
cruises@anteupcruises.com


Cruising

Never taken a cruise before? Or cruised, but just not on a poker cruise? Visit Ante Up's Cruise Guide page for more information on the whole process.

Poker Room

Ramze Suliman, a veteran executive of land-based and at-sea poker rooms, will transform the ships' conference centers into the perfect place to play, complete with professional dealers, tables and equipment. The non-smoking poker room is always conveniently located near restrooms, a smoking lounge, the dining room and elevators, with a cocktail server on call.

Poker Games

We'll spread any game at any limit, based on demand. Every cruise is different, but these are some of the games we've spread regularly in the past:

  • $1/$3 no-limit hold'em ($60-$200 buy-in)
  • $2/$5 no-limit hold'em ($200-$500 buy-in)
  • $5/$10 limit games (hold'em, Omaha/8, and mixed games)
  • $1/$2 pot-limit Omaha
  • Single-table and multitable tournaments, including our Tidal Wave main event, which begins as a single-table six-handed tournament that players can enter multiple times and stack earn chips earned, and ends with a more traditional multi-table, nine-handed format.

Tidal Wave Main Event

We feature a variety of tournaments on our cruises, depending on the length of the sailing, but our signature event is the Tidal Wave Main Event, which is designed to test your poker skills in a variety of ways. Play begins with a six-handed single-table structure, then switches to a slower, full-table structure on Championship Day. We’ll offer qualifiers throughout the cruise any time when we have six players ready to go, with incentives for players to play as often as they wish.
Buy-in: $75 (includes a dealer gratuity). Players start with 3,000 units.
Qualifiers: Play starts with a six-handed single-table tournament format. At the end of six, 10-minute levels, all players with chips advance their stacks to Championship Day. Players may combine their three biggest stacks on Championship Day. Players who advance more than three stacks will be paid $75 for each stack beyond their three biggest.
Championship Day: Play resumes nine-handed at Level 7 with 25-minute levels, and follows our normal tournament structure. A direct buy-in option may be available. Ask the poker room manager for details.

Casino Games

Royal Caribbean operates full casinos on board all of its cruises, featuring slots, blackjack, craps, roulette and other table games.

Win your way on-board!

Casinos, poker rooms and poker leagues often hold satellite tournaments or cruise giveaways in their rooms or events. Details on giveaways are listed with each cruise on this page, and ask the manager of your favorite poker room to do a giveaway.

DECEMBER 15-20, 2014 - Western Caribbean (Tampa)

Ship: Royal Caribbean's Brilliance of the Seas
Departs from: Tampa, Florida
Ports of call: George Town, Grand Cayman; Cozumel, Mexico
Cruise highlights: Special offer! All passengers on this sailing will receive a $75 onboard credit, courtesy of Royal Caribbean! We always enjoy sailing from our homeport of Tampa, and this cruise is the bargain of the year! The Ante Up Poker Room will be open at least 51 hours and feature two free poker courses and three Ante Up Poker Tour tournaments.
Ship highlights: The Brilliance of the Seas has been completely refurbished with Oasis-class amenities, including an outdoor movie screen, new staterooms and several new dining options, including Chef's Table, Chops Grille, Giovanni's Table, Iznumi Asian Cuisine and Rita's Cantina! The ship features three pools, including the adults-only Solarium, mini-golf course, rock-climbing wall, basketball court, spa, casino and 16 bars.

SCHEDULE
Schedule subject to change

  • Monday, December 15
    5 p.m.: Open-bar welcome aboard cocktail party in the Colony Club
    8 p.m.-3 a.m.: Room open for cash games/single-table tournaments/Tidal Wave qualifiers
  • Tuesday, December 16
    Enjoy a relaxing day at sea!
    9 a.m.: FREE Poker 101 course (taught by Ante Up publishers Chris Cosenza and Scott Long)
    10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.-3 a.m.: Room open for cash games/single-table tournaments/Tidal Wave qualifiers
    10 a.m.: $20 no-limit hold'em rebuy tournament (unlimited $20 rebuys for first hour, with one $20 add-on at first break)
  • Wednesday, December 17
    Enjoy beautiful George Town, Grand Cayman, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.!
    3 p.m.: $50 no-limit hold'em sudden-death tournament (chipleaders split the prize pool at 5:30 p.m.)
    8 p.m.-3 a.m.: Room open for cash games/single-table tournaments/Tidal Wave qualifiers
  • Thursday, December 18
    Enjoy exotic Cozumel, Mexico, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.!
    8 p.m.-3 a.m.: Room open for cash games/single-table tournaments/Tidal Wave qualifiers
  • Friday, December 19
    9 a.m.: FREE Texas Hold'em strategy roundtable discussion (led by Ante Up publishers Scott Long and Chris Cosenza)
    10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.-midnight: Room open for cash games/single-table tournaments
    10 a.m.: Last-chance Tidal Wave qualifiers
    11 a.m.: Tidal Wave Main Event Championship
  • Saturday, December 20
    Arrive in Tampa at 7 a.m.

RATES
*All rates are per person, based on double occupancy, and include cruise fare, port charges and government taxes & fees. Ship staff gratuities of $12 per passenger/per night ($14.25 for suites) will be automatically charged to passengers’ on-board account each night of the cruise. All passengers will receive a $75 onboard credit from Royal Caribbean!

  • Category N - Inside: Call for current rates
  • Category H - Oceanview: Call for current rates
  • Category E3 - Deluxe Balcony: Call for current rates
  • Category JS - Junior Suite: Call for current rates
  • Single rates: Call for current rates. We try to pair roommates on request.
  • Third/fourth passengers sharing stateroom: Call for current rates.

OPTIONAL

  • Roundtrip airport transfers: Call for current rates.
  • Travel insurance: Starts at $59 per person.

Book today!

Jeanne Cosenza
(727) 742-3843
cruises@anteupcruises.com
Players MUST book through Ante Up to play in the poker room, per Royal Caribbean policy!

Win your way aboard!

Ante Up works with casinos, poker rooms and leagues across the country to offer ways for their players to win their way on board. Check back often for details on new giveaways, and ask your casino or poker room manager or poker league owner to call Scott Long at (727) 331-4335 to arrange for a satellite or giveaway if your favorite place to play isn't listed.

  • TEXAS HOLD'EM POKER TOURS - The Florida poker league is giving away packages in a variety of ways. Check its website for details.
  • SARASOTA KENNEL CLUB - Giveways completed.
  • DERBY LANE - The St. Petersburg, Fla., poker room is awarding cruise packages in a variety of ways. Visit its website for more details.
  • SEMINOLE CASINO BRIGHTON - The Okeechobee, Fla., casino will award a package to the winner of a freeroll tournament on Nov. 23.

FEBRUARY 9-13, 2015 - Bahamas (Orlando metro area)

Ship: Royal Caribbean's Enchantment of the Seas
Departs from: Port Canaveral, Florida
Ports of call: CocoCay, Bahamas; Nassau, Bahamas
Cruise highlights: Escape the bitter winter cold and get a head start on your Valentine's Day celebration with an Ante Up Poker Cruise that'll feature "tag-team" single-table tournaments whenever the poker room is open. Sailing out of the Orlando metro area means you can tack a few days at the Magic Kingdom on either side of the cruise to make this a complete Florida vacation! The Ante Up Poker Room will be open more than 40 hours and features three free poker courses and two Ante Up Poker Tour tournaments.
Ship highlights: Recently revitalized, the Enchantment of the Seas packs a lot of options into its Vision-class ship. The ship features two pools, including the adults-only Solarium, six whirlpools, rock-climbing wall, bungee trampoline, spa, fitness center, casino and and eight bars. including R Bar, a retro-inspired bar with a mixologist. Alternative dining options include the complimentary Windjammer Cafe (buffet), complimentary Park Cafe (gourmet sandwiches and salads) and Chops Grille (steakhouse) specialty restaurant.

SCHEDULE
Schedule subject to change

  • Monday, February 9
    4:45 p.m.: Open-bar welcome aboard cocktail party in the Spotlight Lounge
    7:45 p.m.-3 a.m.: Room open for cash games/single-table tournaments/Tidal Wave qualifiers
  • Tuesday, February 10
    Enjoy beautiful CocoCay, Bahamas, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.!
    9 a.m.: FREE Poker 101 course (taught by Ante Up publisher Chris Cosenza)
    10 a.m.-5:15 p.m. and 7:45 p.m.-3 a.m.: Room open for cash games/single-table tournaments/Tidal Wave qualifiers
    10 a.m.: $20 no-limit hold'em rebuy tournament (unlimited $20 rebuys for first hour, with one $20 add-on at first break)
  • Wednesday, February 11
    Enjoy beautiful Nassau, Bahamas, 7 a.m. to midnight!
    3:15-5:15 p.m.: FREE Texas Hold'em strategy roundtable discussion (led by Ante Up publisher Chris Cosenza)
    7:45 p.m.-3 a.m.: Room open for cash games/single-table tournaments/Tidal Wave qualifiers
  • Thursday, February 12
    Enjoy a relaxing day at sea!
    9 a.m.: FREE Omaha 101 course (taught by Ante Up publisher Scott Long)
    10 a.m.-5:15 p.m. and 7:45 p.m.-midnight: Room open for cash games/single-table tournaments.
    10 a.m.: Last chance Tidal Wave qualifiers
    11 a.m.: Tidal Wave Main Event Championship
  • Friday, February 13
    Arrive in Port Canaveral at 7 a.m.

RATES
*All rates are per person, based on double occupancy, and include cruise fare, port charges and government taxes & fees and are guaranteed through Nov. 24, 2014, or while supply lasts, whichever comes first. Ship staff gratuities of $12 per passenger/per night ($14.25 for suites) will be automatically charged to passengers’ on-board account each night of the cruise.

  • Category N - Inside: $399
  • Category H - Oceanview: $478
  • Category D2 - Deluxe Balcony: $678
  • Category JS - Junior Suite: $1,018
  • Single rates: Inside ($717), Oceanview ($837), Deluxe Balcony ($1,237) and Junior Suite ($1,917). We try to pair roommates on request.
  • Third/fourth passengers sharing stateroom: $378
  • Additional categories available: Call for current rates.

OPTIONAL

  • Roundtrip airport transfers: $75 per person. Flights must arrive to Orlando International Airport (MCO) by 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 9, and may not leave Orlando International Airport (MCO) before 12:30 p.m. on Feb. 13.
  • Travel insurance: Starts at $59 per person. Final rate based on total price of stateroom.

Book today!

Jeanne Cosenza
(727) 742-3843
cruises@anteupcruises.com
Players MUST book through Ante Up to play in the poker room, per Royal Caribbean policy!

Win your way aboard!

Ante Up works with casinos, poker rooms and leagues across the country to offer ways for their players to win their way on board. Check back often for details on new giveaways, and ask your casino or poker room manager or poker league owner to call Scott Long at (727) 331-4335 to arrange for a satellite or giveaway if your favorite place to play isn't listed.

  • BESTBET JACKSONVILLE - The high hand every 30 minutes from noon to 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve will win a package and $300 in cash.
  • DERBY LANE - Packages are being awarded in a variety of ways. Visit its website for details.
  • CANTERBURY PARK - Giveaways completed.
  • HOLIDAY CHARITY CLASSIC - Runners-up in this Dec. 7 charity event at Daytona Beach Kennel Club will win packages.
  • INDIGO SKY CASINO - The Wyandotte, Okla., casino will award a package plus cash to the winner of its Ante Up Poker League, which runs Oct. 1-Dec. 31.

APRIL 10-18, 2015 - Bahamas/Florida (Baltimore)

Ship: Royal Caribbean's Grandeur of the Seas
Departs from: Baltimore, Maryland
Ports of call: Port Canaveral, Fla.; Nassau, Bahamas; CocoCay, Bahamas; Key West, Fla.
Cruise highlights: Stretch your vacation with a special 8-night poker cruise that makes four port stops in sunny Bahamas and Florida! The Baltimore departure port means easy access for cruisers throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast who don't wish to fly to cruise. The Ante Up Poker Room will be open more than 98 hours and features three free poker courses and six Ante Up Poker Tour tournaments.
Ship highlights: Recently revitalized with new staterooms and more, the Grandeur of the Seas packs a lot of options into its Vision-class ship. The ship features two pools, including the adults-only Solarium, six whirlpools, rock-climbing wall, spa, fitness center, casino and and eight bars. including R Bar, a retro-inspired bar with a mixologist. Also new is an outdoor movie screen and acrobatic show in the Centrum. Alternative dining options include the complimentary Windjammer Cafe (buffet), complimentary Park Cafe (gourmet sandwiches and salads) and speciality restaurants Chops Grille (steakhouse), Chef's Table (intimate dining), Izumi (Asian-Fusion) and Giovanni's Table (Italian).

SCHEDULE
Schedule subject to change

  • Friday, April 10
    5 p.m.: Open-bar welcome aboard cocktail party
    8 p.m.-3 a.m.: Room open for cash games/single-table tournaments/Tidal Wave qualifiers
  • Saturday, April 11
    Enjoy a relaxing day at sea!
    9 a.m.: FREE Poker 101 course (taught by Ante Up publisher Scott Long)
    10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.-3 a.m.: Room open for cash games/single-table tournaments/Tidal Wave qualifiers
    10 a.m.: $20 no-limit hold'em rebuy tournament (unlimited $20 rebuys for first hour, with one $20 add-on at first break)
  • Sunday, April 12
    Enjoy sunny Port Canaveral, Fla., from 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.!
    9:30 p.m.-3 a.m.: Room open for cash games/single-table tournaments/Tidal Wave qualifiers
    9:30 p.m.: $50 tournament
  • Monday, April 13
    Enjoy beautiful Nassau, Bahamas, from 1:30 p.m. to midnight!
    9 a.m.: FREE Texas Hold'em strategy roundtable discussion (led by Ante Up publisher Scott Long)
    10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.-3 a.m.: Room open for cash games/single-table tournaments/Tidal Wave qualifiers.
    10 a.m.: $50 no-limit hold'em sudden-death tournament (chipleaders split the prize pool at 1 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, April 14
    Enjoy private CocoCay, Bahamas, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.!
    10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.-3 a.m.: Room open for cash games/single-table tournaments/Tidal Wave qualifiers
    10 a.m.: $100 bounty tournament ($25 bounties for each player you knock out)
  • Wednesday, April 15
    Enjoy festive Key West, Fla., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.!
    8 p.m.-3 a.m.: Room open for cash games/single-table tournaments/Tidal Wave qualifiers
  • Thursday, April 16
    Enjoy a relaxing day at sea!
    9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.-3 a.m.: Room open for cash games/single-table tournaments/Tidal Wave qualifiers
    9 a.m.: FREE Omaha 101 course (taught by Ante Up publisher Scott Long)
    10 a.m.: $100 bounty tournament ($25 bounties for each player you knock out)
  • Friday, April 17
    Enjoy a relaxing day at sea!
    9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.-midnight: Room open for cash games/single-table tournaments
    10 a.m.: Last chance Tidal Wave qualifiers
    11 a.m.: Tidal Wave Main Event Championship
  • Saturday, April 18
    Arrive in Baltimore at 7 a.m.

RATES
*All rates are per person, based on double occupancy, and include cruise fare, port charges and government taxes & fees and are guaranteed through Jan. 17, 2015, or while supply lasts, whichever comes first. Ship staff gratuities of $12 per passenger/per night ($14.25 for suites) will be automatically charged to passengers’ on-board account each night of the cruise.

  • Category N - Inside: $799
  • Category H - Oceanview: $1,011
  • Category D2 - Deluxe Balcony: $1,551
  • Category JS - Junior Suite: $1,774
  • Single rates: Inside ($1,520), Oceanview ($1,860), Deluxe Balcony ($2,940) and Junior Suite ($3,386). We try to pair roommates on request.
  • Third/fourth passengers sharing stateroom: $617
  • Additional categories available: Call for current rates.

OPTIONAL

  • Roundtrip airport transfers: Call for current rates.
  • Travel insurance: Starts at $59 per person. Final rate based on total price of stateroom.

Book today!

Jeanne Cosenza
(727) 742-3843
cruises@anteupcruises.com
Players MUST book through Ante Up to play in the poker room, per Royal Caribbean policy!

Win your way aboard!

Ante Up works with casinos, poker rooms and leagues across the country to offer ways for their players to win their way on board. Check back often for details on new giveaways, and ask your casino or poker room manager or poker league owner to call Scott Long at (727) 331-4335 to arrange for a satellite or giveaway if your favorite place to play isn't listed.

  • HORSESHOE CASINO BALTIMORE - The Baltimore, Md., casino is running cruises satellites with one package guaranteed every Friday at 7 p.m. until further notice, and will add one package to the prize pool for its Charm City Holiday Extravaganza tournament at 7 p.m. Dec. 20.
  • DOVER DOWNS HOTEL & CASINO - The Dover, Del., casino will award a cruise package in a Dec. 4 tournament.

October 25-Nov. 7, 2015 - Southern Caribbean (Boston to Tampa one-way)

Ship: Royal Caribbean's Brilliance of the Seas
Departs from: Boston, Massachusetts
Arrives in: Tampa, Florida
Ports of call: Basseterre, St. Kitts; Castries, St. Lucia; Bridgetown, Barbados; Oranjestad, Aruba; Willemstad, Curacao.
Cruise highlights: Our exotic, boutique sailing for 2015 features 13 nights of poker and five port stops. The length of the cruise means a smaller group of players than our other cruises, and that means intensely personal attention for each from Ante Up's poker room staff. We'll decide as a group the exact schedule once on board, and Ante Up's staff will set up group excursions for every port stop (though you're, of course, free to explore on your own!). And a special bonus - stay on board when we get to Tampa for our next 5-night cruise, extend your cruise vacation to 18 nights total and we'll give you a special incentive. Call for details.
Ship highlights: The Brilliance of the Seas has been completely refurbished with Oasis-class amenities, including an outdoor movie screen, new staterooms and several new dining options, including Chef's Table, Chops Grille, Giovanni's Table, Iznumi Asian Cuisine and Rita's Cantina! The ship features three pools, including the adults-only Solarium, mini-golf course, rock-climbing wall, basketball court, spa, casino and 16 bars.

SCHEDULE
Schedule subject to change

  • Sunday, Oct. 25
    5 p.m.: Open-bar welcome aboard cocktail party
    8 p.m.-midnight: Room open for cash games/single-table tournaments
  • Monday, Oct. 26
    Enjoy a relaxing day at sea!
    10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.-midnight: Room open for cash games/single-table tournaments
    10 a.m.: Tidal Wave qualifier
  • Tuesday, Oct. 27
    Enjoy a relaxing day at sea!
    10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.-midnight: Room open for cash games/single-table tournaments
    10 a.m.: Tidal Wave qualifier
  • Wednesday, Oct. 28
    Enjoy a relaxing day at sea!
    10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.-midnight: Room open for cash games/single-table tournaments
    10 a.m.: Tidal Wave qualifier
  • Thursday, Oct. 29
    Enjoy exotic Basseterre, St. Kitts, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.!
    8 p.m.-midnight: Room open for cash games/single-table tournaments
  • Friday, Oct. 30
    Enjoy exotic Castries, St. Lucia, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.!
    8 p.m.-midnight: Room open for cash games/single-table tournaments
  • Saturday, Oct. 31
    Enjoy exotic Bridgetown, Barbados, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.!
    8 p.m.-midnight: Room open for cash games/single-table tournaments
  • Sunday, Nov. 1
    Enjoy a relaxing day at sea!
    10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.-midnight: Room open for cash games/single-table tournaments
    10 a.m.: Tidal Wave qualifier
  • Monday, Nov. 2
    Enjoy exotic Oranjestad, Aruba, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.!
    8 p.m.-midnight: Room open for cash games/single-table tournaments
  • Tuesday, Nov. 3
    Enjoy exotic Willemstad, Curacao, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.!
    8 p.m.-midnight: Room open for cash games/single-table tournaments
  • Wednesday, Nov. 4
    Enjoy a relaxing day at sea!
    10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.-midnight: Room open for cash games/single-table tournaments
    10 a.m.: Tidal Wave qualifier
  • Thursday, Nov. 5
    Enjoy a relaxing day at sea!
    10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.-midnight: Room open for cash games/single-table tournaments
    10 a.m.: Tidal Wave qualifier
  • Friday, Nov. 6
    Enjoy a relaxing day at sea!
    10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.-midnight: Room open for cash games/single-table tournaments
    10 a.m.: Last chance Tidal Wave qualifier
    11 a.m.: Tidal Wave Main Event Championship
  • Saturday, Nov. 7
    Arrive in Tampa at 6 a.m.

RATES
*All rates are per person, based on double occupancy, and include cruise fare, port charges and government taxes & fees and are guaranteed through Aug. 10, 2015, or while supply lasts, whichever comes first. Ship staff gratuities of $12 per passenger/per night ($14.25 for suites) will be automatically charged to passengers’ on-board account each night of the cruise.

  • Category N - Inside: $1,349
  • Category H - Oceanview: $1,466
  • Category D2 - Deluxe Balcony: $2,066
  • Category JS - Junior Suite: $3,266
  • Single rates: Inside ($2,585), Oceanview ($2,765), Deluxe Balcony ($3,965) and Junior Suite ($6,365). We try to pair roommates on request.
  • Third/fourth passengers sharing stateroom: $866
  • Additional categories available: Call for current rates.

OPTIONAL

  • Roundtrip airport transfers: Call for current rates.
  • Travel insurance: Starts at $59 per person. Final rate based on total price of stateroom.

Book today!

Jeanne Cosenza
(727) 742-3843
cruises@anteupcruises.com
Players MUST book through Ante Up to play in the poker room, per Royal Caribbean policy!

Win your way aboard!

Ante Up works with casinos, poker rooms and leagues across the country to offer ways for their players to win their way on board. Check back often for details on new giveaways, and ask your casino or poker room manager or poker league owner to call Scott Long at (727) 331-4335 to arrange for a satellite or giveaway if your favorite place to play isn't listed.

NOVEMBER 7-12, 2015 - Key West/Cozumel (Tampa)

Ship: Royal Caribbean's Brilliance of the Seas
Departs from: Tampa, Florida
Ports of call: Key West, Fla.; Cozumel, Mexico
Cruise highlights: We always enjoy sailing from our homeport of Tampa, and this cruise is the bargain of the year! The Ante Up Poker Room will be open at least 51 hours and feature three free poker courses and two Ante Up Poker Tour tournaments.
Ship highlights: The Brilliance of the Seas has been completely refurbished with Oasis-class amenities, including an outdoor movie screen, new staterooms and several new dining options, including Chef's Table, Chops Grille, Giovanni's Table, Iznumi Asian Cuisine and Rita's Cantina! The ship features three pools, including the adults-only Solarium, mini-golf course, rock-climbing wall, basketball court, spa, casino and 16 bars.

SCHEDULE
Schedule subject to change

  • Saturday, November 7
    5 p.m.: Open-bar welcome aboard cocktail party in the Colony Club
    8 p.m.-3 a.m.: Room open for cash games/single-table tournaments/Tidal Wave qualifiers
  • Sunday, November 8
    Enjoy festive Key West, Fla., from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.!
    9 a.m.: FREE Texas Hold'em strategy roundtable discussion (led by Ante Up publishers Scott Long and Chris Cosenza)
    10 a.m.: Tidal Wave qualifiers
    8 p.m.-3 a.m.: Room open for cash games/single-table tournaments
  • Monday, November 9
    Enjoy a relaxing day at sea!
    9 a.m.: FREE Poker 101 course (taught by Ante Up publishers Chris Cosenza and Scott Long)
    10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.-3 a.m.: Room open for cash games/single-table tournaments/Tidal Wave qualifiers
    10 a.m.: $20 no-limit hold'em rebuy tournament (unlimited $20 rebuys for first hour, with one $20 add-on at first break)
  • Tuesday, November 10
    Enjoy beautiful Cozumel, Mexico, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.!
    8 p.m.-3 a.m.: Room open for cash games/single-table tournaments/Tidal Wave qualifiers
  • Wednesday, November 11
    9 a.m.: FREE Omaha 101 course (taught by Ante Up publisher Scott Long)
    10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.-midnight: Room open for cash games/single-table tournaments
    10 a.m.: Last chance Tidal Wave qualifiers
    11 a.m.: Tidal Wave Main Event Championship
  • Thursday, November 12
    Arrive in Tampa at 7 a.m.

RATES
*All rates are per person, based on double occupancy, and include cruise fare, port charges and government taxes & fees and are guaranteed through Aug. 21, 2015, or while supply lasts, whichever comes first. Ship staff gratuities of $12 per passenger/per night ($14.25 for suites) will be automatically charged to passengers’ on-board account each night of the cruise.

  • Category N - Inside: $399
  • Category H - Oceanview: $476
  • Category E3 - Deluxe Balcony: $606
  • Category JS - Junior Suite: $976
  • Single rates: Inside ($715), Oceanview ($815), Deluxe Balcony ($1,075) and Junior Suite ($1,815). We try to pair roommates on request.
  • Third/fourth passengers sharing stateroom: $316
  • Additional categories available. Call for current rates.

OPTIONAL

  • Roundtrip airport transfers: Call for current rates.
  • Travel insurance: Starts at $59 per person.

Book today!

Jeanne Cosenza
(727) 742-3843
cruises@anteupcruises.com
Players MUST book through Ante Up to play in the poker room, per Royal Caribbean policy!

Win your way aboard!

Ante Up works with casinos, poker rooms and leagues across the country to offer ways for their players to win their way on board. Check back often for details on new giveaways, and ask your casino or poker room manager or poker league owner to call Scott Long at (727) 331-4335 to arrange for a satellite or giveaway if your favorite place to play isn't listed.

PRIVATE GROUP POKER CRUISES

If you have a group or organization of at least 16 passengers interested in sailing together and playing poker when you do, Ante Up Poker Cruises can arrange a private-group poker cruise for you on any regularly scheduled Royal Caribbean sailing, based on availability.

Ante Up will handle all the details for your cruise - rate negotiation with Royal Caribbean, booking of passengers, on-board support and, of course, a professionally staffed and equipped poker room available only to your group. We can even assist with private shore excursions for your group!

If you have a group of fewer than 16 passengers, we can offer preferred pricing for your group on any of our scheduled Ante Up Poker Cruises.

For more information, or to request a custom quote, please contact Scott Long at (727) 331-4335 or scott@anteupmagazine.com.

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