Eastern Caribbean Cruise

8-Night Eastern Caribbean HPT Tournament at Sea

This cruise will feature the Heartland Poker Tour

Round trip: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida | Sat, Mar 03 2018 - Sun, Mar 11 2018

Important: To participate in the poker room, all reservations must be made through Card Player Cruises

Get ready for the Heartland Poker Tour featuring a $1,100 NLH Main Event! This cruise has everything! An exciting poker tournament, tons of ring games, exotic destinations and fun for the whole family.

Ship Name:  
Freedom of the Seas
Poker Room:  
Conference Center on Deck 2



Day 1
All Aboard: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Sat Mar 3, 2018: Departs 5:30 p.m.
Poker Room Open
Visit Ft. Lauderdale!  This lovely coastal city has plenty of beaches, parks and other sites to explore.
Day 2
Cruising: At Sea
Sun Mar 4, 2018: Cruising
Poker Room Open
Join us in the poker room! The poker room is open all day when we are out to sea and in the evenings after we leave port. Please see our schedule for full details.
Day 3
Cruising: At Sea
Mon Mar 5, 2018: Cruising
Poker Room Open
The food is superb.  You'll never go hungry on a cruise ship like this.  From fine dining to more casual settings, there is something for everyone.
Day 4
Port: Basseterre, St Kitts & Nevis
Tue Mar 6, 2018: Arrives: 9:00 a.m., Departs: 6:00 p.m,
Poker Room Open
St. Kitts is known for its multi-hued beaches as well as its rain forested mountains. Basseterre, the capital of St. Kitts, is a combination of historic buildings mixed in with some modern architecture. You can tour the entire island by following a road that goes around its perimeter. A narrow-gauge St. Kitts Scenic Railway offers a 3.5 hour, 30-mile circle tour of the island on its double-decker, open-air coaches. The fairly new cruise ship terminal has lots of shops and restaurants where one can stroll for a few hours. Several beautiful beach clubs have been built for those who want to kick back and enjoy a lazy day.
Day 5
Port: Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Wed Mar 7, 2018: Arrives: 7:00 a.m., Departs: 5:00 p.m,
Poker Room Open
There are some "must-see" spots on St. Maarten...the clothing optional, beautiful Orient Beach, the Princess Juliana airport where you can watch airplanes coming in to land fly closely over the heads of tourists, and the flea market and delicious bakeries in the French side's capital city of Marigot. St. Maarten is a beach lover's paradise offering at least 20 white, sandy beaches around the island. Passengers can take a water taxi to Philipsburg, the capital of the Dutch side, and enjoy shopping and dining at a variety of restaurants.
Day 6
Cruising: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Thu Mar 8, 2018: Arrives: 7:00 a.m., Departs: 2:00 p.m,
Poker Room Open
San Juan is Puerto Rico's capital and largest city. It attracts tourists from around the world because of its climate (an average daily temperature of 80 degrees) and its bars, nightclubs, beaches and casinos. Many historical buildings, monuments, and fortresses dating back to the 16th century are still in existence today. Be sure to get to know the locals; Puerto Ricans are known for their warm and friendly personalities.
San Juan
Day 7
Port: Labadee, Haiti
Fri Mar 9, 2018: Arrives: 9:00 a.m., Departs: 5:00 p.m,
Poker Room Open
Royal Caribbean leases the private island of Labadee to provide a relaxing stop for its passengers. A complimentary barbecue lunch is served to all passengers. The island offers lots of beaches and bays as well as many attractions and activities such as a Haitian flea market, an aqua park, the world's longest over-the-water zipline, parasailing, kayaking, numerous bars, local entertainment, snorkeling, jet skis, an alpine coaster, and lots of watersports. Labadee's natural beauty should not be missed!
Day 8
Cruising: At Sea
Sat Mar 10, 2018: Cruising
Poker Room Open
This is a gorgeous ship!  You'll have fun just admiring the splendor and workmanship that went into it's construction.  Be prepared to be amazed.
Day 9
Docking: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Sun Mar 11, 2018: Arrives: 5:30 a.m.
Poker Room Closed
The city has a lot to offer explorers and lovers of nature.  Take a little time to discover it's wonders.

Poker Room

Card Player Cruises proudly features a professional, fully staffed, non-smoking poker room. The poker room is usually open for play immediately after the first-seating dinner on your departure day. The poker room remains open throughout most of the cruise except when the ship is in port. Free beginner lessons for novices are offered, followed by a low limit hold’em game for beginners only.

The Card Player Cruises staff will be happy to spread any game and limit that enough players want to play. A general guideline regarding the games and limits on most cruises is as follows:

Limit hold’em: $2/$4 – $4-$8 and higher upon request No–limit hold’em: $1/3, $2/5, and higher upon request Omaha/8: $4/8 and often higher ($10/20 on up). Mixed games: Mixed games upon request Tournaments will be announced.


Please contact our office for further details.

All poker games are open to anyone 18 years and older.

All stateroom images are representative samples and actual staterooms may differ in appearance. Stateroom availability is subject to change without notice. Square footage is not specific, but is an average of category type. Please contact us for more details.


Call for a full list of amenities. All rooms include: Minibar, TV, stereo, DVD player, larger private bathroom with bathtub and double sink, vanity area, hair-dryer, phone, vanity table with an extendable working surface for laptop computers and 110/220 electrical outlets.

Owners Suite with Balcony (OS)

596 sq. ft., balcony 204 sq. ft. Sleeps up to 4. Marble entry with door bell, Queen-size bed, bathroom with tub. Separate living area with a double sofa bed.

Grand Suites (GS)

401 sq. ft. Balcony: 107 sq. ft. Sleeps up to 4. Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, sitting area and private bathroom with tub.

Junior Suite with Balcony (JS)

297 sq. ft., balcony 94 sq. ft. Sleeps 3-4. Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, sitting area (some with sofa bed) and private bathroom.

Superior Ocean View with Balcony (D3)

199 sq. ft., balcony 65 sq. ft. Sleeps 3-4. Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom.

Ocean View (Outside) (I)

159 sq. ft. Sleeps 3-4. Includes two twin beds that convert to a Royal King and private bathroom.

Interior Stateroom (N)

150 sq. ft. Sleeps 3-4. Includes two twin beds that convert to a Royal King and private bathroom.