ANTE UP POKER CRUISE - TRANSATLANTIC to AMSTERDAM - May 2-17, 2020

Ship: Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance of the Seas

Departs from: Tampa, Florida

Arrives in: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Ports of call: Kings Wharf, Bermuda; Ponta Delgada, Azores; Cork, Ireland; Waterford, Ireland.

Cruise highlights: For the third time, Ante Up will be taking a small, adventurous group of poker fans across the Atlantic Ocean on a one-way journey to Europe. But this trip has even more in store our passengers than a leisurely way to cross the ocean while playing poker. With stops in Bermuda, the Azores and Ireland, you’ll get to experience several cultures before we arrive in Amsterdam, where history, art, museums and many other fun activities await you. The poker schedule for this sailing will be designed on-board based on the desires of the group, but in past Transatlantic sailings, we’ve started the morning with a no-limit hold’em tournament, played a half-and-half no-limit hold’em/limit Omaha/8 cash game in the afternoon and no-limit hold’em cash game in the evenings.

To book: Jeanne Cosenza, (727) 742-3843, cruises@anteupcruises.com



THE SHIP: BRILLIANCE OF THE SEAS

  • 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.


PORTS OF CALL



SCHEDULE

Schedule subject to change

Saturday, May 2

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

Sunday, May 3
Enjoy a relaxing day at sea!

  • 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.-3 a.m.: Poker room open

Monday, May 4
Enjoy a relaxing day at sea!

  • 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.-3 a.m.: Poker room open

Tuesday, May 5
Enjoy a relaxing day at sea!

  • 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.-3 a.m.: Poker room open

Wednesday, May 6
Enjoy stately King’s Wharf, Bermuda, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.!

  • 8 p.m.-3 a.m.: Poker room open

Thursday, May 7
Enjoy a relaxing day at sea!

  • 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.-3 a.m.: Poker room open

Friday, May 8
Enjoy a relaxing day at sea!

  • 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.-3 a.m.: Poker room open

Saturday, May 9
Enjoy a relaxing day at sea!

  • 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.-3 a.m.: Poker room open

Sunday, May 10
Enjoy a relaxing day at sea!

  • 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.-3 a.m.: Poker room open

Monday, May 11
Enjoy exotic Ponta Delgada, Azores, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.!

  • 8 p.m.-3 a.m.: Poker room open

Tuesday, May 12
Enjoy a relaxing day at sea!

  • 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.-3 a.m.: Poker room open

Wednesday, May 13
Enjoy a relaxing day at sea!

  • 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.-3 a.m.: Poker room open

Thursday, May 14
Enjoy lively Cork (Cobb), Ireland, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.!

  • 8 p.m.-3 a.m.: Poker room open

Friday, May 15
Enjoy sunny Waterford (Dunmore), Ireland, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.!

  • 8 p.m.-3 a.m.: Poker room open

Saturday, May 16
Enjoy a relaxing day at sea!

  • 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.-3 a.m.: Poker room open

Sunday, May 17
Arrive in Amsterdam, Netherlands at 5 a.m.

RATES

*All rates are per person, based on double occupancy, and include cruise fare, port charges and government taxes & fees and are guaranteed through Jan. 3, 2020, 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 3V – Inside: $1,333
  • Category 2N – Oceanview: $1,493
  • Category 2D – Oceanview Balcony: $2,083
  • Category 5D – Oceanview Balcony: $2,253
  • Category 4B – Spacious Oceanview Balcony: $2,253
  • Single rates: Category 3V: $2,475, Category 2N: $2,795, Category 2D: $3,975 and Category 5D & 4B: $4,315. We try to pair roommates on request.
  • Third/fourth passengers sharing stateroom: Call for current rates.
  • Additional categories available. Call for current rates.

OPTIONAL

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

TO BOOK

Jeanne Cosenza
(727) 742-3843
cruises@anteupcruises.com