Ship: Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance of the Seas
Departs from: Tampa, Florida
Port of call: Cozumel, Mexico
Cruise highlights: Our Tampa sailings are always are most popular, and in 2020, it becomes even more accessible with a four-night journey perfect for those who have limited vacation time but want to experience all a poker cruise has to offer. The one port stop is the one with most variety of activities in the Caribbean. In Cozumel, you can relax on the beach, tour a tequila farm, explore caves on four-runners or make a day of it by traveling to the ancient Mayan ruins of Tulum. And we’ll be sailing over Easter, so we’ll have a little more fun on board than usual.

To book: Jeanne Cosenza, (727) 742-3843,


  • Amenities: Three pools, three whirlpools, outdoor movie screen, spa, salon, fitness center with classes, library, rock-climbing wall, mini-golf course, basketball court, jogging track, arcade, duty-free shops and VOOM high-speed Internet shipwide.
  • Dining: Dine for free in the Main Dining Room, Windjammer Marketplace or Park Cafe, order room service or pay a small charge to dine at Chops Grille (steakhouse), Chef’s Table (tasting menu), Izumi (Asian) or Giovanni’s Table (Italian).
  • Entertainment: Enjoy a variety of daytime activities, evening production shows, live entertainment throughout the ship, a full casino and 16 bars, including a sports bar, retro cocktail bar, English-style pub and wine bar.
  • For families: Complimentary Adventure Ocean programs for children and teens ages 3-17, kids’ pool, teen lounge areas and disco and a nursery for infants 6 months to 36 months old for an additional charge.



Schedule subject to change 

Thursday, April 9

  • 5 p.m.: Open-bar welcome aboard cocktail party in The Colony Club.
  • 8 p.m.-3 a.m.: Poker room open

Friday, April 10

Enjoy a relaxing day at sea!

  • 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.-3 a.m.: Poker room open
  • 10 a.m.: $60 no-limit hold’em tournament 
  • 3 p.m.: $60 Survivor no-limit hold’em tournament (players remaining after two hours split the prize pool)

Saturday, April 11

Enjoy adventurous Cozumel, Mexico, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.!

  • 8 p.m.-3 a.m.: Poker room open

Sunday, April 12

Enjoy a relaxing day at sea!

  • 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and 8-10 p.m.: Poker room open
  • 10 a.m.: $120 Main Event tournament
  • 3 p.m.: $60 Survivor no-limit hold’em tournament (players remaining after two hours split the prize pool)

Monday, April 13

Arrive in Tampa at 7 a.m.


*All rates are per person, based on double occupancy, and include cruise fare, port charges and government taxes & fees and are guaranteed through Dec. 10, 2019, or while supply lasts, whichever comes first. Ship staff gratuities of $14.50 per passenger/per night ($17.50 for suites) will be automatically charged to passengers’ on-board account each night of the cruise.

  • Category 2V – Inside: $456
  • Category 2N – Oceanview: $516
  • Category 2D – Oceanview Balcony: $618
  • Category J3 – Junior Suite: $1,246
  • Single rates: Category 2V: $750, Category 2N: $870, Category 2D: $1,074, Category J3: $2,330. We try to pair roommates on request.
  • Third/fourth passengers sharing stateroom: Call for current rates.
  • Additional categories available. Call for current rates.


  • Roundtrip airport transfers: Call for current rates and arrival/departure deadlines.
  • Travel insurance: Starts at $59 per person.


Jeanne Cosenza
(727) 742-3843