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New routes up for Card Player Cruises

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New routes up for Card Player Cruises

Card Player Poker Tour has teamed up with Card Player Cruises to offer a $25,000 guaranteed prize pool during a Caribbean cruise that sets sail from Fort Lauderdale on September 23. The seven-night cruise will stop at a number of ports, including Nassau and Cozumel, and the poker tournament will be at the top of the list as one of the cruise highlights. This isn’t the only poker cruise on tap, and Card Player has now published a few more opportunities to take in the salt air and get it in with the cards.

For the first time ever, Card Player Cruises will make its way to Cuba on a cruise that departs on November 5. The six-night cruise runs out of Fort Lauderdale and will visit Havana, Cuba and Nassau.

A 14-night trip to Australia and New Zealand will get underway on November 28. To grab a cabin, be prepared to head first to Sydney, as the cruise departs and returns to the Australian city.

If heading down under isn’t your cup of tea, next February will see the launch of a South American cruise. It sets sail from Buenos Aires, Argentina on the 27th and includes a stop in Montevideo, Uruguay and three stops in Brazil – Rio de Janeiro, Buzios and Sao Paulo.

Linda Johnson, who is referred to by some as “The First Lady of Poker,” is a partner in Card Player Cruises. She points out, “A poker cruise is the best vacation you can give your loved ones and yourself. You can play as much or as little poker as you want. We close the poker room when we are in port and during dinner hours so that players have time to enjoy the cruise experience. The majority of our players are recreational players who want to combine cruising and poker and travel with a group. We have games from $2-$4 limit hold’em to $1-$3 no-limit hold’em and higher. Card Player Cruises will spread any game that enough people want to play.”


Hailing from Wisconsin but arriving in Las Vegas in 1995, I'm better known at various US online poker rooms under the pen name "OreoBob" and "SoyFlush". I'm an avid poker player and editor-at-large who has contributed as a freelance writer for diverse national and international iGaming publications since 2004.