Jonathan Little, a World Poker Tour Player of the Year and Ante Up senior strategy columnist, will serve as the on-board professional player for the February Ante Up Cruise.
Little, who has more than $5 million in career tournament winnings and two World Poker Tour main event titles, is a best-selling poker author and owner of the FloatTheTurn.Com training site. He’s also an owner of the 3Bet clothing line and a Blue Shark Optics pro.
"I am thrilled to be the poker coach on the upcoming Ante Up Cruise,” Little said. “I will be offering five classes total (one free intermediate class and four advanced classes) covering a wide range of topics on every aspect of poker as well as numerous Q&A opportunities. I am sure every player of every skill level will find the lessons beneficial.”
The cruise sails from Feb. 4-8, departing from Port Canaveral, Fla., aboard the Monarch of the Seas with two port calls in the Bahamas (Nassau and CocoCay, Royal Caribbean’s private island). Ante Up transforms the conference center on board into a professionally staffed and equipped poker room, featuring cash games, tournaments, classes and an open-bar cocktail party. In partnership with Royal Caribbean’s Club Royale Casino, Ante Up guests will also be invited to participate in private blackjack and slot tournaments during the cruise.
Rates start as low as $369 per person, based on double occupancy, and are guaranteed through Nov. 19. To book, call Scott Long at (727) 331-4335. For more information, visit anteupcruises.com.
Ante Up has one more cruise scheduled for this year – Nov. 10 out of Baltimore (with Lee Childs as the on-board pro), and three additional cruises in 2013 – May 20 out of Miami; Oct. 20 out of the New York City metro area; and Dec. 2 out of Tampa, Fla.