Linda Johnson - Host and Partner

When you think of poker,  you think of Linda Johnson, nicknamed “First Lady of Poker.” She moved to Las Vegas in 1980 to become a professional poker player and excelled at that endeavor. Highlights of her career include winning a WSOP gold bracelet in 1997, co-founding the TDA, and being elected to the Poker Hall of Fame and the Women in Poker Hall of Fame. She also holds the distinction of being the first person inducted into the WPT Honors Program. If she looks familiar, it may be from watching her perform as the live studio announcer during the first six years of the World Poker Tour.

Linda went on the first Card Player Cruises voyage as a passenger in 1992, and loved it so much that she and some friends ended up buying the company. She was the publisher/editor of Card Player Magazine for many years. Linda has hosted more than 150 poker cruises and is eager to meet and greet you on your next cruise.