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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!

Every cruise offers:

  • Multitable tournaments!
  • Cash games for all levels!
  • Professional management, dealers and equipment (no electronic tables)!
  • Full casino on board!
  • FREE poker classes!
  • FREE welcome-aboard open-bar cocktail party!
  • FREE refreshments every morning in the poker room!
  • FREE welcome aboard gifts from Ante Up partners The Poker Depot, Thomas Gallagher Casino Seminars and Advanced Poker Training!
  • 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
August 2019 (The Bahamas/Port Canaveral (Orlando))
October 2019 (Eastern Caribbean/Ft. Lauderdale)
April 2020 (Cozumel/Tampa)
May 2020 (Transatlantic/Tampa to Amsterdam)
October 2020 (Western Caribbean/Galveston)
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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 area, 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, so we can't guarantee what games/limits our guests will want to play until we get on--board, but these are some of the games we've spread regularly in the past:

  • $1/$3 no-limit hold'em ($100-$300 buy-in)
  • $2/$5 no-limit hold'em ($200-$500 buy-in)
  • $3/$6 limit hold'em
  • $4/$8 limit Omaha/8
  • Multitable tournaments

Player Comps

For every hour of cash-game play you have, you'll get a $5 discount off your next Ante Up Poker Cruise. Play 10 hours, get $50 off. Play 20 hours, get $100 off!

Welcome Aboard Gifts

Ante Up guests on all sailings will get these free gifts from Ante Up partners:

Casino Games

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

Win your way aboard!

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.

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!

AUGUST 5-9, 2019 - The Bahamas (Port Canaveral-Orlando)

Ship: Royal Caribbean's Mariner of the Seas
Departs from: Port Canaveral, Florida
Ports of call: Nassau, Bahamas, and Royal Caribbean’s private island of CocoCay, Bahamas
Cruise highlights: Royal Caribbean has invested $250 million into transforming its private island of CocoCay into what it calls “The Perfect Day. The island now boast a Thrill Waterpark that features the tallest waterslide in North America and the largest wave pool in the Caribbean. The island also boasts the largest freshwater pool in the Caribbean has zip lines and a 450-feet-high helium balloon attraction to get your blood pumping. This four-night itinerary is a great first cruise for new passengers or a quick getaway for more experienced passengers. And it offers weekends on either side so passengers can add-on a trip to Disney World or Orlando’s other great theme parks.

  • Amenities: Three pools, six whirlpools, outdoor movie screen, spa, salon, fitness center with classes, library, rock-climbing wall, mini-golf course, sports court, jogging track, in-line skating track, ice-skating rink, peek-a-boo bridge, library, wedding chapel, arcade, duty-free shops and VOOM high-speed Internet shipwide.
    Dining: Dine for free in the Main Dining Room, Windjammer Marketplace, Cafe Promenade or Boardwalk Dog House or pay a small charge to dine at Chops Grille (steakhouse), Giovanni’s Table (Italian) or Johnny Rockets (American diner) or order room service.
    Entertainment: Enjoy a variety of daytime activities, evening production shows, live entertainment throughout the ship, a full casino and six bars, including an English-style pub and the Dragon Lair night club. Choose from three different all-you-can-drink packages at an additional cost.
    For families: Complimentary Adventure Ocean programs for children and teens ages 3-17, kids’ pool, teen lounge areas and disco and a nursery for infants 6 months to 36 months old for an additional charge.

SCHEDULE
Schedule subject to change

  • Monday, Aug. 5
    4:30 p.m.: Open-bar welcome aboard cocktail party in Star Lounge.
    7:30 p.m.-3 a.m.: Room open
  • Tuesday, Aug. 6
    Enjoy a relaxing day at sea!
    10 a.m.-5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.-3 a.m.: Room open
    10 a.m.: $100 Main Event tournament
    3 p.m.: $50 survivor tournament (all players with chips after two hours split the prize pool)
  • Wednesday, Aug. 7
    Enjoy festive Nassau, Bahamas, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.!
    7:30 p.m.-3 a.m.: Room open
  • Thursday, Aug. 8
    Enjoy Royal Caribbean’s relaxing private island of CocoCay from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.!
    7:30 p.m.-3 a.m.: Room open
  • Friday, Aug. 9
    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 . We are past our rate-guarantee deadline, so bookings made from now until sailing will be made based on prevailing rates and availability. Ship staff gratuities of $14.50 per passenger/per night ($17.50 for suites) will be automatically charged to passengers’ on-board account each night of the cruise.

  • Category 6V - Interior: Call for current rates
  • Category 8N - Oceanview: Call for current rates
  • Category 4D - Oceanview Balcony: Call for current rates
  • Category J3 - Junior Suite: Call for current rates
  • Single rates: Call for current rates
  • Third/fourth passengers sharing stateroom: Call for current rates.
  • Additional categories available. Call for current rates.

OPTIONAL

  • Roundtrip airport transfers: Call for current rates and arrival/departure deadlines.
  • 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!

Promotions for this cruise

PLAYER COMPS
For every hour of cash-game play, players will earn $5 off their next Ante Up Poker Cruise!

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.

OCTOBER 26-NOVEMBER 3, 2019 - Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale)

Ship: Royal Caribbean's Adventure of the Seas
Departs from: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Ports of call: Royal Caribbean’s private oasis of Labadee, Haiti; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas; Philipsburg, St. Maarten.
Cruise highlights: This eight-night weekend-to-weekend itinerary is our first to the Eastern Caribbean, with added stops in relaxing Labadee and resurging Puerto Rico. You’ll be able to literally stand underneath a jumbo jet landing at the airport on St. Maarten, while enjoying fantastic snorkeling and scuba diving in St. Thomas.

  • Amenities: Three pools, six whirlpools, outdoor movie screen, spa, salon, fitness center with classes, library, rock-climbing wall, mini-golf course, Flowrider surf simulator, Dual Racers waterslides, Splashaway waterpark, sports court, jogging track, ice-skating rink, wedding chapel, peek-a-boo bridge, arcade, duty-free shops and VOOM high-speed Internet shipwide.
    Dining: Dine for free in the Main Dining Room, Windjammer Marketplace, Cafe Promenade or Island Grill, or pay a small charge to dine at Chops Grille (steakhouse), Giovanni’s Table (Italian) or Johnny Rockets (American diner) or order room service.
    Entertainment: Enjoy a variety of daytime activities, evening production shows, live entertainment throughout the ship, a full casino and eight bars, including a sports bar, English-style pub and champagne bar. Choose from three different all-you-can-drink packages at an additional cost.
    For families: Complimentary Adventure Ocean programs for children and teens ages 3-17, kids’ pool, teen lounge areas and disco and a nursery for infants 6 months to 36 months old for an additional charge.

SCHEDULE
Schedule subject to change

  • Saturday, Oct. 26
    5 p.m.: Open-bar welcome aboard cocktail party in The Imperial Lounge.
    8 p.m.-3 a.m.: Room open
  • Sunday, Oct. 27
    Enjoy a relaxing day at sea!
    10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.-3 a.m.: Room open
    10 a.m.: $20 no-limit hold'em rebuy tournament (unlimited $20 rebuys for first hour, with one $20 add-on at first break)
    3 p.m.: $50 survivor tournament (all players with chips after two hours split the prize pool)
  • Monday, Oct. 28
    Enjoy a relaxing day on Royal Caribbean’s private oasis of Labadee, Haiti!
    10 a.m.: $75 bounty tournament ($25 bounties)
    3 p.m.: $50 survivor tournament (all players with chips after two hours split the prize pool)
  • Tuesday, Oct. 29
    Enjoy resurgent San Juan, Puerto Rico, from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.!
    10 a.m.: $50 survivor tournament (all players with chips after two hours split the prize pool)
    9 p.m.-3 a.m.: Room open
  • Wednesday, Oct. 30
    Enjoy breathtaking Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.!
    8 p.m.-3 a.m.: Room open
  • Thursday, Oct. 31
    Enjoy gorgeous Philipsburg, St. Maarten, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.!
    8 p.m.-3 a.m.: Room open
  • Friday, Nov. 1
    Enjoy a relaxing day at sea!
    10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.-midnight: Room open
    10 a.m.: $75 bounty tournament ($25 bounties)
    3 p.m.: $50 survivor tournament (all players with chips after two hours split the prize pool)
  • Saturday, Nov. 2
    Enjoy a relaxing day at sea!
    10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.-midnight: Room open
    10 a.m.: $100 Main Event tournament
    3 p.m.: $50 survivor tournament (all players with chips after two hours split the prize pool)
  • Sunday, Nov. 3
    Arrive in Ft. Lauderdale at 5:30 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. 9, 2019, or while supply lasts, whichever comes first. Ship staff gratuities of $14.50 per passenger/per night ($17.50 for suites) will be automatically charged to passengers’ on-board account each night of the cruise.

  • Category 6V - Interior: $656
  • Category 8N - Oceanview: $816
  • Category 4D - Oceanview Balcony: $1,236
  • Category J3 - Junior Suite: $1,526
  • Single rates: Category 6V: $1,145, Category 8N: $1,465, Category 4D: $2,305 and Category J3: $2,885. We try to pair roommates on request.
  • Third/fourth passengers sharing stateroom: Call for current rates.
  • Additional categories available. Call for current rates.

OPTIONAL

  • Roundtrip airport transfers: Call for current rates and arrival/departure deadlines.
  • 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!

Promotions for this cruise

PLAYER COMPS
For every hour of cash-game play, players will earn $5 off their next Ante Up Poker Cruise!

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.

APRIL 9-13, 2020 - Cozumel (Tampa)

Ship: Royal Caribbean's Brilliance of the Seas
Departs from: Tampa, Florida
Port of call: Cozumel, Mexico
Our Tampa sailings are always are most popular, and in 2020, it becomes even more accessible with a four-night journey perfect for those who have limited vacation time but want to experience all a poker cruise has to offer. The one port stop is the one with most variety of activities in the Caribbean. In Cozumel, you can relax on the beach, tour a tequila farm, explore caves on four-runners or make a day of it by traveling to the ancient Mayan ruins of Tulum. And we’ll be sailing over Easter, so we’ll have a little more fun on board than usual.

  • Amenities: Three pools, three whirlpools, outdoor movie screen, spa, salon, fitness center with classes, library, rock-climbing wall, mini-golf course, basketball court, jogging track, arcade, duty-free shops and VOOM high-speed Internet shipwide.
    Dining: Dine for free in the Main Dining Room, Windjammer Marketplace or Park Cafe, order room service or pay a small charge to dine at Chops Grille (steakhouse), Chef’s Table (tasting menu), Izumi (Asian) or Giovanni’s Table (Italian).
    EntertainmentEnjoy a variety of daytime activities, evening production shows, live entertainment throughout the ship, a full casino and 16 bars, including a sports bar, retro cocktail bar, English-style pub and wine bar.
    For families: Complimentary Adventure Ocean programs for children and teens ages 3-17, kids’ pool, teen lounge areas and disco and a nursery for infants 6 months to 36 months old for an additional charge.

SCHEDULE
Schedule subject to change

  • Thursday, April 9
    5 p.m.: Open-bar welcome aboard cocktail party in The Colony Club.
    8 p.m.-3 a.m.: Poker room open
  • Friday, April 10
    Enjoy a relaxing day at sea!
    10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.-3 a.m.: Poker room open
    10 a.m.: $20 no-limit hold'em rebuy tournament (unlimited $20 rebuys for first hour, with one $20 add-on at first break)
    3 p.m.: $50 Survivor no-limit hold’em tournament (players remaining after two hours split the prize pool)
  • Saturday, April 11
    Enjoy adventurous Cozumel, Mexico, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.!
    8 p.m.-3 a.m.: Room open for cash games/single-table tournaments
  • Sunday, April 12
    10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.-midnight: Room open for cash games/single-table tournaments
    10 a.m.: $100 Main Event tournament
    3 p.m.: $50 Survivor no-limit hold’em tournament (players remaining after two hours split the prize pool)
  • Monday, April 13
    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 Dec. 10, 2019, or while supply lasts, whichever comes first. Ship staff gratuities of $14.50 per passenger/per night ($17.50 for suites) will be automatically charged to passengers’ on-board account each night of the cruise.

  • Category 2V - Inside: $456
  • Category 2N - Oceanview: $516
  • Category 2D - Oceanview Balcony: $618
  • Category J3 - Junior Suite: $1,246
  • Single rates: Category 2V: $750, Category 2N: $870, Category 2D: $1,074, Category J3: $2,330. We try to pair roommates on request.
  • Third/fourth passengers sharing stateroom: Call for current rates.
  • Additional categories available. Call for current rates.

OPTIONAL

  • Roundtrip airport transfers: Call for current rates and arrival/departure deadlines.
  • 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!

Promotions for this cruise

PLAYER COMPS
For every hour of cash-game play, players will earn $5 off their next Ante Up Poker Cruise!

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.
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MAY 2-17, 2020 - Transatlantic (Tampa to Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Ship: Royal Caribbean's Brilliance of the Seas
Departs from: Tampa, Florida
Arrives in: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Ports of call: Kings Wharf, Bermuda; Ponta Delgada, Azores; Cork, Ireland; Waterford, Ireland.
For the third time, Ante Up will be taking a small, adventurous group of poker fans across the Atlantic Ocean on a one-way journey to Europe. But this trip has even more in store our passengers than a leisurely way to cross the ocean while playing poker. With stops in Bermuda, the Azores and Ireland, you’ll get to experience several cultures before we arrive in Amsterdam, where history, art, museums and other “adult” activities await you. The poker schedule for this sailing will be designed on-board based on the desires of the group, but in past Transatlantic sailings, we’ve started the morning with a no-limit hold’em tournament, played a half-and-half no-limit hold’em/limit Omaha/8 cash game in the afternoon and no-limit hold’em cash game in the evenings.

  • Amenities: Three pools, three whirlpools, outdoor movie screen, spa, salon, fitness center with classes, library, rock-climbing wall, mini-golf course, basketball court, jogging track, arcade, duty-free shops and VOOM high-speed Internet shipwide.
    Dining: Dine for free in the Main Dining Room, Windjammer Marketplace or Park Cafe, order room service or pay a small charge to dine at Chops Grille (steakhouse), Chef’s Table (tasting menu), Izumi (Asian) or Giovanni’s Table (Italian).
    EntertainmentEnjoy a variety of daytime activities, evening production shows, live entertainment throughout the ship, a full casino and 16 bars, including a sports bar, retro cocktail bar, English-style pub and wine bar.
    For families: Complimentary Adventure Ocean programs for children and teens ages 3-17, kids’ pool, teen lounge areas and disco and a nursery for infants 6 months to 36 months old for an additional charge.

SCHEDULE
Schedule subject to change

  • Saturday, May 2
    5 p.m.: Open-bar welcome aboard cocktail party in The Colony Club.
    8 p.m.-3 a.m.: Poker room open
  • Sunday, May 3
    Enjoy a relaxing day at sea!
    10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.-3 a.m.: Poker room open
  • Monday, May 4
    Enjoy a relaxing day at sea!
    10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.-3 a.m.: Poker room open
  • Tuesday, May 5
    Enjoy a relaxing day at sea!
    10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.-3 a.m.: Poker room open
  • Wednesday, May 6
    Enjoy stately King’s Wharf, Bermuda, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.!
    8 p.m.-3 a.m.: Poker room open
  • Thursday, May 7
    Enjoy a relaxing day at sea!
    10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.-3 a.m.: Poker room open
  • Friday, May 8
    Enjoy a relaxing day at sea!
    10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.-3 a.m.: Poker room open
  • Saturday, May 9
    Enjoy a relaxing day at sea!
    10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.-3 a.m.: Poker room open
  • Sunday, May 10
    Enjoy a relaxing day at sea!
    10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.-3 a.m.: Poker room open
  • Monday, May 11
    Enjoy exotic Ponta Delgada, Azores, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.!
    8 p.m.-3 a.m.: Poker room open
  • Tuesday, May 12
    Enjoy a relaxing day at sea!
    10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.-3 a.m.: Poker room open
  • Wednesday, May 13
    Enjoy a relaxing day at sea!
    10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.-3 a.m.: Poker room open
  • Thursday, May 14
    Enjoy lively Cork (Cobb), Ireland, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.!
    8 p.m.-3 a.m.: Poker room open
  • Friday, May 15
    Enjoy sunny Waterford (Dunmore), Ireland, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.!
    8 p.m.-3 a.m.: Poker room open
  • Saturday, May 16
    Enjoy a relaxing day at sea!
    10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.-3 a.m.: Poker room open
  • Sunday, May 17
    Arrive in Amsterdam, Netherlands at 5 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. 3, 2020, or while supply lasts, whichever comes first. Ship staff gratuities of $14.50 per passenger/per night ($17.50 for suites) will be automatically charged to passengers’ on-board account each night of the cruise.

  • Category 3V - Inside: $1,333
  • Category 2N - Oceanview: $1,493
  • Category 2D - Oceanview Balcony: $2,083
  • Category 5D - Oceanview Balcony: $2,253
  • Category 4B - Spacious Oceanview Balcony: $2,253
  • Single rates: Category 3V: $2,475, Category 2N: $2,795, Category 2D: $3,975 and Category 5D & 4B: $4,315. We try to pair roommates on request.
  • Third/fourth passengers sharing stateroom: Call for current rates.
  • Additional categories available. Call for current rates.

OPTIONAL

  • Roundtrip airport transfers: Call for current rates and arrival/departure deadlines.
  • 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!

Promotions for this cruise

PLAYER COMPS
For every hour of cash-game play, players will earn $5 off their next Ante Up Poker Cruise!

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.

OCTOBER 4-11, 2020 - Western Caribbean (Galveston, Texas)

Ship: Royal Caribbean's Liberty of the Seas
Departs from: Galveston, Texas
Ports of call: Cozumel, Mexico; Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico; Roatan, Honduras
Ante Up returns to the Texas market with a seven-night journey sailing out of Galveston. Besides a stop in always-fun Cozumel, you’ll get to experience terrific diving and snorkeling in Honduras as well as an impressive water park in Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico, all aboard a large ship with an incredible number of amenities.

  • Amenities: Pools, whirlpools, Perfect Storm waterslide, Splashaway Bay waterslides, Tidal Wave slide, Flowrider surfing simulator, ice-skating rink, mini-golf course, outdoor movie screen, spa, salon, fitness center with classes, rock-climbing wall, sports court, jogging track, arcade, duty-free shops and VOOM high-speed Internet shipwide.
    Dining: Dine for free in the Main Dining Room, Windjammer Marketplace, Sorrento’s Pizza, Cafe Promenade or pay a small charge to dine at Chef’s Table (gourmet), Johnny Rockets (hamburgers), Sabor (Mexican), Chops Grille (steakhouse), Giovanni’s Table (Italian) or for room service.
    EntertainmentEnjoy a variety of daytime activities, evening production shows including Broadway performances, live entertainment throughout the ship, a full casino and nine bars, including a Latin-themed lounge.
    For families: Complimentary Adventure Ocean programs for children and teens ages 3-17, kids’ aqua park, teen lounge areas and a nursery for infants 6 months to 36 months old for an additional charge.

SCHEDULE
Schedule subject to change

  • Sunday, October 4
    5 p.m.: Open-bar welcome aboard cocktail party.
    8 p.m.-3 a.m.: Poker room open
  • Monday, October 5
    Enjoy a relaxing day at sea!
    10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.-3 a.m.: Poker room open
    10 a.m.: $20 no-limit hold'em rebuy tournament (unlimited $20 rebuys for first hour, with one $20 add-on at first break)
    3 p.m.: $50 Survivor no-limit hold’em tournament (players remaining after two hours split the prize pool)
  • Tuesday, October 6
    Enjoy adventurous Cozumel, Mexico, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.!
    8 p.m.-3 a.m.: Poker room open
  • Wednesday, October 7
    Enjoy peaceful Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.!
    8 p.m.-3 a.m.: Poker room open
  • Thursday, October 8
    Enjoy exotic Roatan, Honduras, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.!
    8 p.m.-3 a.m.: Poker room open
  • Friday, October 9
    10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.-midnight: Poker room open
    10 a.m.: $75 no-limit hold'em bounty tournament ($25 bounties)
    3 p.m.: $50 Survivor no-limit hold’em tournament (players remaining after two hours split the prize pool)
  • Saturday, October 10
    10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.-midnight: Poker room open
    10 a.m.: $100 Main Event tournament
    3 p.m.: $50 Survivor no-limit hold’em tournament (players remaining after two hours split the prize pool)
  • Sunday, October 11
    Arrive in Galveston at 6:30 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 June 5, 2020, or while supply lasts, whichever comes first. Ship staff gratuities of $14.50 per passenger/per night ($17.50 for suites) will be automatically charged to passengers’ on-board account each night of the cruise.

  • Category 4V - Inside: $679
  • Category 3N - Oceanview: $1,048
  • Category 2D - Oceanview balcony: $899
  • Category J4 - Junior Suite: $1,789
  • Single rates: Category 4V: $1,211, Category 3N: $1,949, Category 2D: $1,651 and Category J4: $3,431. We try to pair roommates on request.
  • Third/fourth passengers sharing stateroom: Call for current rates.
  • Additional categories available. Call for current rates.

OPTIONAL

  • Roundtrip airport transfers: Call for current rates and arrival/departure deadlines.
  • 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!

Promotions for this cruise

PLAYER COMPS
For every hour of cash-game play, players will earn $5 off their next Ante Up Poker Cruise!

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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If you've never been on a cruise before, or a poker cruise, visit our Cruise Guide page for more details on the experience.