Guests enjoy the full spectrum of fun that all Royal Caribbean guests do, but also get to play poker in a professionally run room and learn from some of the game's top professional players.
Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) June 25, 2013
Ante Up Poker Cruises is upping the ante for its first cruise out of the New York City metro area, putting the winning team in its inaugural Ante Up Team Championship on the cover of Ante Up Magazine and featuring its most expansive on-board poker training program yet.
The Oct. 20-27 cruise aboard Royal Caribbean's Explorer of the Seas sails out of Cape Liberty in Bayonne, N.J., spends two nights docked overnight in King’s Wharf, Bermuda, and has been designated an Ante Up Poker Tour event. Some of the highlights:
The Ante Up Poker Tour series will include four multitable tournaments on-board: a $100 no-limit hold'em survivor event, a $100 no-limit hold'em bounty event, the $400 Ante Up Team Championship and a $350 no-limit hold'em main event, the winner of which gets a personalized Ante Up Tour champion’s jacket. Single-table satellites for the main event will be offered whenever the poker room is open.
The Ante Up Team Championship is a unique format, featuring teams of four with each teammate playing in his or her own flight. The top two players from each flight advance to an eight-player heads-up bracket, with the winning player earning the cover photo on the December issue of Ante Up Magazine for his or her team and their friends. Teams will be able to use timeouts during the heads-up bracket to strategize with teammates who are still in the event.
Lee Childs returns for the fifth time as the on-board professional player. Childs, an Ante Up Magazine strategy columnist, is a World Series of Poker Circuit ring winner who made the final table of the World Series of Poker Main Event in 2007. In addition to a free, two-hour intermediate strategy class, Childs plans three separate advanced strategy tracts (cash game, tournaments and hand analysis) for an additional 15 hours of instruction. Free Omaha 101 and Poker 101 courses will be offered as well.
The Ante Up Poker Room will be open more than 60 hours on the cruise, offering cash games of all types and limits and single-table tournaments. Guests also enjoy an open-bar bon-voyage cocktail party. Rates start at $699 per person based on double occupancy and are guaranteed through Aug. 2 or while supplies last.
"For poker players who have never taken a poker cruise before, this is the one to try," said Scott Long, publisher of Ante Up Poker Media, which owns Ante Up Poker Cruises. "Guests enjoy the full spectrum of fun that all Royal Caribbean guests do, but also get to play poker in a professionally run room and learn from some of the game's top professional players."
Ante Up also has a cruise scheduled Dec. 2-7 out of Tampa, Fla., and will soon announce more cruises for 2014. For more information, visit the Ante Up Poker Cruises website and to book, contact Jeanne Cosenza at (727) 742-3843 or cruises(at)anteupcruises(dot)com.
For sponsorship or strategic partnership opportunities, please contact Scott Long at (727) 331-4335 or scott(at)anteupmagazine(dot)com.
Ante Up Poker Media LLC was founded in Clearwater, Florida, in June 2008 by Scott Long and Christopher Cosenza, two lifelong journalists and poker enthusiasts. The company's products include Ante Up Magazine, AnteUpMagazine.Com, Ante Up PokerCast, Ante Up Poker Cruises, Ante Up Poker Tour, Ante Up Television, Ante Up Poker Leagues and more.