A Caribbean Poker Tour
Sailing the Caribbean
If you’re looking for the ultimate vacation, nothing beats the Caribbean seas in terms of great weather and festive vibe. With the growing popularity of cruise ships touring these international waters all year round, it’s not unlikely that it picks up the most exciting trends you’ll find in the 15 countries it encompasses. The most popular among the tourist activities: poker.
Caribbean poker is a little bit unique in a way that you don’t actually bet against each other. It’s played more similarly to blackjack if anything. Poker has hitched a ride along with the cruises and has earned its place as a must-have event for any trip.
If you’re a poker aficionado, or a professional who travels the world mastering your poker skills, these cruises are the perfect vacation and training ground for you. The modern cruise ships that sail these waters are no longer just mobile living quarters, it has evolved into floating cities that houses everything from casinos to shopping malls. Here are some of the cruises that both have outstanding itineraries and amenities along with the best poker events:
Oasis of the Sea from the Royal Caribbean International The Royal Poker Tournament has begun its qualifying tournament until June 2014. If you win any of the Texas Hold’em satellite tournaments, you will be given a complimentary cruise for two and one entry into the finals. The final tournament will be held on December 6, 2014 with an estimated prize pool of $100,000.
3rd Annual WPT Cruise Imagine 7 days and 7 nights of great poker action aboard Royal Caribbean’s amazing Allure of the seas. Some of the amazing things you can expect: A WPT welcome bag filled with official WPT merchandise, onboard escorts, WPT boot camp for beginners and experts, free roll tournaments and high roller tournaments. WPT VIP experience winners a private tour of the WPT set and meet partypoker ambassador Mike Sexton, Vince Van Patten and Kim Lansing.
Heartland Poker Tour This tour recently sailed on January 12 of this year with Card Player Cruises. The “HPT on the high seas” will include a main event, multiple side tournaments, cash games, along with sun, sand and surf. Vacationers and poker players will enjoy the many amenities aboard Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the seas. This poker tournament is an opportunity to gain media exposure as a professional poker player as the tournament will be aired in the United States.
If you have other poker cruise packages you enjoyed, please tell us in the comments section!