Ante Up Magazine has planned a poker cruise going out of Miami from May 20-24.
The ship is Royal Caribbean's Majesty of the Seas and stops at CocoCay, Bahamas; Nassau, Bahamas; Key West, Florida.
It's Ante Up's first sailing out of Miami, and The Majesty of the Seas features a rock-climbing wall, basketball court, spa, casino, two pools, nine bars and a Johnny Rockets specialty restaurant.
Then there's 37 hours of poker in the Ante Up Poker Room, with an emphasis on single-table tournaments.
The schedule:Monday, May 20
- 4:45 p.m.: Open-bar welcome aboard cocktail party
7:30 p.m.-3 a.m.: Room open for cash games/SNGs
7:30 p.m.: Free Poker 101 course (taught by Ante Up publishers Chris Cosenza and Scott Long)
- Tuesday, May 21
Nassau, Bahamas, from 8 a.m. to midnight
3:30-5:30 p.m.: Free single-table tournament strategy course (taught by on-board professional Walt Strakowski Jr. Strakowski will be available the entire cruise for individual and small-group instruction for an additional fee)
7:30 p.m.-3 a.m.: Room open for cash games/SNGs.
- Wednesday, May 22
CocoCay, Bahamas, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
9 a.m.-5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.-3 a.m.: Room open for cash games/SNGs.
10 a.m.: $100 Main Event multitable tournament. Top 10 earn Ante Up Player of the Year points
Noon-5 p.m.: Single-Table Tournament Frenzy - $25 SNGs every hour (higher buy-ins available)
4 p.m.: Ante Up-only Slot Tournament.
5 p.m.: Ante Up-only Blackjack Tournament.
- Thursday, May 23
Key West from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
7 p.m.-midnight: Room open for cash games/SNGs.
- Friday, May 24
Arrive in Miami at 7 a.m.
To book call Jeanne Cosenza at 727-742-3843 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Players MUST book through Ante Up to play in the poker room, per Royal Caribbean policy