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Card Player Cruises has been in business since 1992, and we pride ourselves on our quality poker room. Many of our customers have been cruising with us for years because of the fun they have, the friends they make, the great poker room, and our quality customer service.

The following are some frequently asked poker cruise questions:
  • What is a poker cruise?
  • Is a poker cruise expensive, and what is included?
  • Who goes on a poker cruise?
  • I am not an experienced player - will I be intimidated by the poker room atmosphere, and is there instruction and low-limit games for me?
  • Who puts on your poker seminars?
  • What kinds of poker games are played, and are there poker tournaments?
  • What else is there to do besides play poker?
  • Would my children enjoy cruising?
  • Is seasickness a problem?
  • How old do you have to be to play poker on one of your cruises?
  • How do I tip the cruise ship employees?
  • I have limited funds but would love to go on a poker cruise. Is there a way to earn a cruise?
  • How can I find out more about poker cruising?

  • What is a poker cruise?
    A poker cruise is the same as a regular cruise, except that there is an opportunity to play poker while at sea. The poker room closes in port. You can play as much or as little poker as you want. All of the regular shipboard activities are available for your pleasure including all-you-can-eat free food and Broadway style entertainment!

  • Is a poker cruise expensive, and what is included?
    No, a poker cruise is not expensive! Two of our recent cruises have had fares starting at less than $500 per person, plus port charges. This includes your cabin, food, and all the cruise amenities that are offered, such as movies, trivia, a spa and fitness center, internet center, dance classes, sports activities, lectures, cooking lessons, poolside games, barbeques, Ping Pong, shuffleboard, a disco, nightly Las Vegas-style shows, and many other activities to suit everyone's interests. Most Royal Caribbean ships have rock climbing walls, ice skating rinks, and miniature golf, and some even have Surfriders, zip lines, carousels, Broadway theaters, and Aqua theaters.

    The cost of your cruise includes access to our cardroom, plus functions such as our welcome aboard and farewell parties, gifts, seminars, etc. that are only available to passengers that have booked with us. There really is no cheaper way to travel.

  • Who goes on a poker cruise?
    The large majority of passengers are recreational players who enjoy poker and are seeking a fun-filled vacation. We have had players on their honeymoon, celebrating anniversaries or birthdays, and have even had family reunions on board.

  • I am not an experienced player - will I be intimidated by the poker room atmosphere, and is there instruction and low-limit games for me?
    The atmosphere in the poker room is very relaxed and jovial. Smoking is not allowed and we have a strict no abuse policy, so everyone has a great time. A very friendly, professional staff is available to ensure that you have a good time. Any of our staff will be happy to assist you in any way, so please don't hesitate to ask any questions you might have. We offer beginner lessons to spouses and friends who are not poker players, and a beginners only low-limit game. The beginners game is very popular and a lot of fun!

  • Who puts on your poker seminars?
    The poker seminars are taught by the partners of Card Player Cruises; Linda Johnson, Jan Fisher, and Mark Tenner; all renowned poker players, authors, co-hosts of a variety of television programs, and many other accomplishments. Linda is the former owner of Card Player Magazine and a World Series of Poker bracelet winner, as well as the former announcer for the World Poker Tour. Linda Johnson and Jan Fisher are both inductees in to the Women's Poker Hall of Fame. Mark has written Omaha books and has co-hosted a poker television series. Their seminars are fun and informative. Not all of the above teach all seminars, or are all on the same cruise.

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  • What kinds of games are played, and are there tournaments?
    Our poker room is open every day, except when we are in port, and we offer a wide variety of games and limits. We also have at least one tournament each day that we are at sea on our domestic cruises.

    * A general guideline regarding the games and limits on most cruises is as follows:
    Texas hold'em: $1-$2, $2-$4, $4-$8, $10-$20, $20-$40
    Omaha/8: $4-$8, $10-$20, occasionally higher (usually $20-$40)
    Mixed games: $20-$40, occasionally higher
    No-limit hold'em at blinds of $1-$2, $1-$3 and $2-$5 with capped buy-ins
    If the game or limit you wish to play is not in progress, we'll be glad to start an "interest" list for most games. Our rake is 10% up to a maximum of $5.

    * All of our cruises offer poker tournaments. Each domestic poker cruise has at least one tournament on each sea day. These events are some of the most popular aspects of the cruise. Tournaments generally include a no-limit hold'em and occasionally an Omaha high-low event. Buy-ins can be from $80 up to $230, but each cruise is different and we can answer questions about your specific cruise prior to departure.

  • What else is there to do besides play poker?
    Cruise activities include rock-climbing walls, basketball courts, bingo, spa services, Internet, aerobics, movies, ping pong, shuffleboard, trivia contests, disco, karaoke, lectures, dance classes, bridge, golf, volleyball, swimming, parties, and so much more. At night, there are Las Vegas-style shows with singers, dancers, magicians, comedians, Broadway highlights, etc. You won’t be bored! Of course, you can always choose to sleep in, lie around the pool, or read a book and relax. What better way to spend a vacation?

  • Would my children enjoy cruising?
    Children love cruising! There are extensive programs for children that provide entertainment for the kids from morning until night. Some of the activities are scavenger hunts, arts and crafts, talent shows, pizza parties, disco parties, trips to the spa/gym, video games, etc. Children are able to sail at reduced rates on most cruise lines.

  • Is seasickness a problem?
    Ships are built with great stabilizers and they are so large that you often can’t even tell you are on a ship. Of course it can happen, however there are very good medications available onboard to prevent seasickness.

  • How old do you have to be to play poker on one of your cruises?
    You have to be 18 years old to play poker in our poker room.

  • How do I tip the cruise ship employees?
    Gratuities for shipboard personnel (waiter, busboy, and cabin attendant) will be automatically charged to your SetSail or other pass during your cruise. A 15% gratuity will automatically be added to your bar bill or wine check when you are served.

  • I have limited funds but would love to go on a poker cruise. Is there a way to earn a cruise?
    YES! You can earn part of your cruise cost, or even cruise for FREE! more details

  • How can I find out more about cruising?
    You can call the Card Player Cruises office at 1-888-999-4880, email us, or download a brochure by clicking here!

We'd love to have you join us on one of our exciting poker cruises, and have included as much information as possible on our website. If you are ready to book your cruise now or have any questions, please call us at 888-999-4880 (toll-free in US) or 702-655-0919.

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