Frequently Asked Poker Cruise Questions
What is a poker cruise?
Do I need a passport?
How do I book my poker cruise?
Should I buy travelers insurance?
What is a sign and sail card?
When is the poker room open?
What is the age requirement to play poker on a poker cruise?
What games will be offered?
Will there be any tournaments?
Will there be access to cash while aboard the ship?
Will I need formal attire?
What about seasickness?
Is it true all the food is free?
What is a poker cruise? (top)
A poker cruise is, quite simply, a hassle-free vacation. Depending on the company, you are provided affordable 7-8 day exotic cruise that includes live poker and tournaments. Everything will be provided by a world class staff in a smoke-free room, and most any and all games and limits will be spread for experienced and beginning players. Many players from all over the world join, so you will be sure to meet and enjoy the company of new and interesting people. Once aboard, all you have to worry about is having a good time.
All meals are included, so you can order room service and watch a movie cabin side, or be treated like royalty at the dining hall. For those of you who don't like to keep a schedule, a buffet is available with many options along with deck side BBQs. One of the only expenses besides shopping is alcohol and soda.
While at sea, plenty of entertainment will be provided. The poker room will is open for tournaments and live games. The ship also provides lots of activities including comedy, magic and game shows, along with lounges and live music, giving you a wide array of options.
Port days the poker room will be closed, but you will have the chance to experience new and interesting places. During this time, you have the opportunity to enjoy shore excursions such as snorkeling, scuba diving, white water rafting, or just a relaxing scenic walking tour of the area.
If you can find the time, we highly recommend taking a poker cruise vacation.
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Do I need a passport? (top)
Yes, as of January 1st 2007, a passport is now mandatory to travel outside the United States.
How do I book my poker cruise? (top)
To book your poker cruise you have to contact the appropriate travel agent representing the poker cruise company
Should I buy travelers insurance? (top)
We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance to protect yourself from unpredictable events.
What is a sign and sail card? (top)
Cash is not accepted on the ship, everything you purchase on the ship is charged to your shipboard account. Your sign and sail card is issued to you upon arrival. The sign and sail card is generally not accepted in the Poker Room.
When is the poker room open? (top)
Most cruise companies open the poker room whenever the ship is at sea.
What is the age requirement to play poker on a poker cruise? (top)
Any guest 18 years of age or older is generally welcome to play in most poker rooms.
What games will be offered? (top)
Along with Texas Hold em and Omaha, which are the most common games played, other games are offered when requested.
Will there be any tournaments? (top)
Yes, most poker cruises include No-Limit Texas Hold em Tournaments while at sea.
Will there be access to cash while aboard the ship? (top)
There is an ATM on the ship, but it usually runs out of money early in the week, the casino will cash personal checks for a limited amount onto your sign and sail card.
Will I need formal attire? (top)
There are two formal nights during the week where formal attire is required in order to dine in the main dining room, a tuxedo is not required but encouraged by the cruise line. There are other options for dining during those nights.
What about seasickness? (top)
Seasickness is rare on ships of this size, but if you wish to be safe motion sickness pills are available at no charge at the purser's desk.
Is it true all the food is free? (top)
Yes, food is free and plentiful, there are many options including room service, the main dining room and various other buffets.