Details: Most cruises set aside space for informal bridge games, but these sailings aren't for the casual player. Two of the world's top bridge players -- World Champion Eddie Wold and two-time national champion Bob Morris -- will be on hand for daily lectures and question-and-answer sessions during three select sailings, and 26-time master champion and instructor Larry Cohen joins three other departures. For those keeping score, masterpoints will be awarded during daily stratified games in privately reserved meeting rooms, and other special events (including Swiss team games) are planned. These themed sailings are available on lines including Regent Seven Seas, Celebrity and Royal Caribbean, with itineraries in the Western Caribbean, Alaska and Panama Canal from $1,200 per person for an inside cabin.
Details: Whether you're an ace player looking to earn money or a newbie looking for lessons on strategy, a poker cruise gives you uninterrupted time to up your game. Ante Up Magazine is hosting four cruises, which include multi- and single-table tournaments, free classes, strategy courses and cocktail parties. Onboard professionals include Lee Childs, Jonathan Little and Mike Wolf. The cruises aboard Royal Caribbean ships sail to the Caribbean, Bahamas and/or Bermuda and range in length from four to seven nights. Rates vary by itinerary.