The holidays will be here before you know it and so begins the challenge to find the perfect "wow" gift for yourself or for the poker player most important
to you. Fortunately, Card Player Cruises has many bucket list gift offerings that will help you meet that challenge.
With eight poker cruises scheduled for 2016, as well as a land-based event in St. Maarten, we can help fulfill the passion for poker with
the passion for travel. On February 13, 2016, the fourth annual HPT (Heartland Poker Tour) event will depart from Ft. Lauderdale to the Western Caribbean
on the largest cruise ship in the world. With all-inclusive prices starting at less than $850 per person, this will be a trip you won't want to miss. All
of the brochure information and the tournament schedule (including all of the ways you can buy in or win your way into the $1,100 main event) can be found
here. While it's cold in many parts of the United States, you can be enjoying sunshine, beaches, and great poker action in a very
friendly atmosphere. Don't despair if you aren't the poker player in the family; there is plenty to do on the ship besides poker. The Oasis of the Seas has
a Broadway theater, comedy theater, full-service casino, fitness center and spa, rock climbing wall, duty-free shops, 24 restaurants, ice skating rink, Las
Vegas-style entertainment, Surfrider, miniature golf, jazz club, dancing venues, and even a Central Park. Watch a video of the ship here.
On March 6, 2016, we will be traveling aboard Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines' Liberty of the Seas roundtrip from Galveston, TX, for another
week in the Caribbean. We are partnering with iHostPoker.com in hosting the Texas Poker Classic. Pricing starts at less than $950 and travel details are
On September 16, we will once again be partnering with Card Player Media to host the Card Player Poker Tour on its first Pacific Coast
cruise. Sailing roundtrip from Seattle, WA, port stops are Astoria, OR, an overnight stop in San Francisco, and Victoria, BC. There will be plenty of poker
action as well as hosted excursions and fun. Other 2016 cruise destinations include Alaska, Scandinavia, Russia, and Mexico. Itineraries and other
information can be found here or by calling 888-999-4880. You can even earn referral
fees or free cruises for referring your friends!
For those who prefer to keep their feet on dry land, we and Card Player Media will be hosting the Card Player Poker Tour May 6-15, 2016,
in beautiful sunny St Maarten. This will be the second year for the Maho Beach Poker Classic at the all-inclusive Sonesta Maho Beach Resort and Casino. A
short video clip of this lovely resort can be viewed here. This year, the main event buy-in will be $1,100 with a $100,000 guarantee. There will be more than 30 tournaments in 10 days, as well as many satellite
opportunities to earn a main event entry. In addition to tournaments, there will be
plenty of cash games available.
You can come for a few days or for all 10 days. St. Maarten is a great island to explore. The beaches are phenomenal and the night life is abundant. You
will have the opportunity to enjoy the beach, shop, circumnavigate the French and Dutch parts of the island, watch the airplanes take off and land at the
world's craziest airport, or sleep in and enjoy the many amenities at the hotel. Whatever you choose to do, there'll be plenty of poker action to suit
everyone lasting into the sunrise hours. Playing with the locals is a lot of fun; the games can get wild and crazy. Primarily playing $1-3 and $2-5
no-limit hold'em and Pot-Limit Omaha, there were also a few limit games during the inaugural event. By the way, the locals are not just those from the St
Maarten area but rather from all of the neighboring islands, and they fly or boat in for a few days at a time or stay for the entire event. Come join us for a stress-free land-based vacation of a lifetime. Room rates start at $145 per person based on double
occupancy ($190per person single occupancy) and include all you can eat and drink, several pools (some with amazing views), dancing, themed nights, games,
more cocktails, a nicely appointed gym, cocktail service at the pools and on the beach, views, lovely rooms with huge flat screened TV, attentive staff,
"foo-foo" drinks, and poker.
Whatever you do this holiday season, be sure to include a Card Player Cruises poker adventure as a gift to your loved ones, yourself, or as a prize for a
casino or charity event. Many home leagues and home games have played for cruises as the top prize. You'll be the envy of your peers and who knows, you may
just have so much fun you'll never miss another trip! We can host your home games, weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, girlfriend
getaways, bachelor parties, family reunions, and other big events. You'll make friends for life and have more fun in a cardroom than you've ever
experienced. Sound too good to be true? Just ask any of their past cruisers. How ever you spend your holiday gift money, have a wonderful, happy, healthy,
and safe holiday season and may 2016 be your best ever.