Holy Land Cruise

12-Night Holy Land Cruise

A cruising tour of antiquity!

Round trip: Rome, Italy | Mon, Nov 02 2020 - Sat, Nov 14 2020

This is a cruising tour of Holy and other ancient landmarks. Go back in time and witness the beautiful cities of Antiquity. An enriching experience, you will be able to explore the history of Western Civilization and have enough time to play plenty of poker. The ship has a beautiful view of the seas from virtually every angle and we will be sure to set up private group excursions to make sure you get the most of your poker vacation.

Ship Name:  
Jewel of the Seas
Poker Room:  
Deck 5 Forward
Dining Begins:  
6:00 p.m.

Itinerary

Day 1
All Aboard: Rome, Italy
Mon, Nov 2, 2020: Departs 5:00 PM
Poker Room open when at sea
Rome the gateway to all the magnificence of an ancient city. Whether it's the Colosseum, the Sistine Chapel, the Pantheon or St. Peter's Basilica that sparks your interest, the city is filled with architectural masterpieces that reveal layers of history and culture. Here the splendors of the past form a glorious backdrop to the Romans’ spirited pursuit of la dolce vita. The port of Civitavecchia is approx 1 hour drive from Rome. 
Day 2
Port: Sicily (Messina), Italy
Tue, Nov 3, 2020: Arrives: 11:00 a.m., Departs: 7:00 p.m.
Poker Room open when at sea
Just a few miles from mainland Italy, Messina has served as a gateway to the island of Sicily since antiquity. Over the centuries, the city has been influenced by foreign invaders and powers, and its architecture is a mix of old and new.
Day 3
Cruising: At Sea
Wed, Nov 4, 2020: Cruising
Poker Room open when at sea
Come play with us in the poker room! The poker room is open all day when we are not in port and in the evenings after the ship leaves port. Check out our poker schedule for times and events.
Day 4
Cruising: At Sea
Thu, Nov 5, 2020: Cruising
Poker Room open when at sea
Pure relaxation and incredible views along the way. Jewel of the Seas, a dazzling Radiance-Class ship, combines sleek swiftness, panoramic vistas, and wide-open spaces for the ultimate cruise getaway.
Day 5
Port: Haifa, Israel
Fri, Nov 6, 2020: Arrives: 7:00 a.m.
Poker Room not open
Overnight stay in Haifa! See the beautiful landscapes of the Bahá'í Gardens and explore the nearby German Colony. This scenic city is nothing short of breathtaking with it's turquoise waters and immaculate terraces.
Day 6
Port: Haifa, Israel
Sat, Nov 7, 2020: Departs: 10:00 p.m.
Poker Room not open
Built on the slopes of Mount Carmel, Haifa is home to historic sites and holy places held sacred by different faiths. Here you'll find churches and mosques in addition to synagogues as well as the expansive Baha'i Shrine and Gardens.
Day 7
Port: Limassol, Cyprus
Sun, Nov 8, 2020: Arrives: 10:00 a.m., Departs: 5:00 p.m.
Poker Room open when at sea
Limassol, on the south coast of Cyprus, is the island's largest resort. The city stretches along the coast, sheltered by the Troodos Mountains, whose foothills are home to the grape vines used to make the area's famous wines. These wines are the focus of one of Limassol's biggest festivals, the Cyprus Wine Festival. Held during the first week of September each year, the festival features live music and dance, as well as free tastings of some of the finest local wines.
Day 8
Port: Rhodes, Greece
Mon, Nov 9, 2020: Arrives: 9:00 a.m., Departs: 5:00 p.m.
Poker Room open when at sea
Ancient Rhodes was a bridge between Europe and the east. The walled medieval Old Town reveals the heritage of Byzantines, Christian knights and Ottomans. Venture outside town to enjoy the island's beaches or explore ancient ruins.
Day 9
Port: Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey
Tue, Nov 10, 2020: Arrives: 7:00 a.m., Departs: 5:00 p.m,
Poker Room open when at sea
The seaside resort of Kusadasi is your gateway to the ruins of ancient Ephesus, a magnificent regional capital of Imperial Rome. Closer to port, explore sights like a Venetian-Byzantine castle, an Ottoman mosque and a Turkish old town.
Day 10
Port: Athens (Piraeus), Greece
Wed, Nov 11, 2020: Arrives: 7:00 a.m., Departs: 5:00 p.m.
Poker Room open when at sea
Discover the splendors of Greece’s epic past in the ancient city that is also the capital of a modern nation. The hilltop Acropolis has overlooked Athens for 2,500 years. Below, a park-like promenade links many iconic sights.
Day 11
Cruising: At Sea
Thu, Nov 12, 2020: Cruising
Poker Room open when at sea
With acres of glass throughout and elevators facing the sea, every view is picture-worthy. Let your clients bask at the tranquil Solarium pool, recharge at VitalitySM Spa, or reach new heights on our signature rock-climbing wall. When the sun goes down, the night heats up with Broadway-style shows and 14 bars and lounges. It's the amazing vacation you've been searching for.
Day 12
Port: Naples/Capri, Italy
Fri, Nov 13, 2020: Arrives: 7:00 a.m., Departs: 6:00 p.m.
Poker Room open when at sea
One of Europe's oldest cities, Naples is vibrant and filled with rich artistic and architectural heritage. Nearby sights include the ruins of ancient Pompeii uncovers, the idyllic resort isle of Capri (short ferry ride)  and the jewel-like towns that dot the Amalfi Coast.
Day 13
Docking: Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
Sat, Nov 14, 2020: Arrives: 5:00 a.m.
Poker Room not open
Civitavecchia -The port is approx 1 hour transfer time back to Rome. Take in some more sites before your flight home, whether it's the Colosseum, the Sistine Chapel, the Pantheon or St. Peter's Basilica that sparks your interest, the city is filled with architectural masterpieces that reveal layers of history and culture. Here the splendors of the past form a glorious backdrop to the Romans’ spirited pursuit of la dolce vita.

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.
Date Port Arrive Depart  
02-Nov Rome, (Civitavecchia) Italy   5:00pm  
03-Nov Sicily (Messina), Italy 11:00am 7:00pm Docked
04-Nov Cruising     Cruising
5-Nov Cruising     Cruising
06-Nov Haifa, Israel 7:00am   Docked
07-Nov Haifa, Israel   10:00pm Docked
08-Nov Limassol, Cyprus 10:00am 5:00pm Docked
09-Nov Rhodes, Greece 9:00am 5:00pm Docked
10-Nov Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey 7:00am 5:00pm Docked
11-Nov Athens (Piraeus), Greece 7:00am 5:00pm  
12-Nov Cruising     Cruising
13-Nov Naples, Italy 7:00am 6:00pm  
14-Nov Rome, (Civitavecchia) Italy 5:00am   Docked

Staterooms

After a full day of exploring, poker, good food and entertainment, there is nothing better than returning to your luxious room ready for slumber. Notes: A Royal King, measures 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long,

OS - Owner's Suite with 1 bedroom

589 sq. ft., balcony 57 to 175 sq. ft. Private balcony, mini bar, queen–size bed, private bathroom with whirlpool tub, double sinks, separate shower and bidet, separate living area with queen–size sofa bed, and concierge service.

GS - Grand Suite with 1 bedroom

385 sq. ft., balcony 106 sq. ft.Private balcony, two twin beds that convert to a royal king, private balcony, sitting area (some with sofa bed), and concierge service.

J3 - Junior Suite

293 sq. ft., balcony 41 sq. ft - 66 sq. ft.  Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, private balcony, private bathroom with bathtub and a sitting area with sofa bed.

6D - Ocean View Balcony

179 sq. ft., balcony 27 - 41 sq. ft. Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, private balcony, sitting area with sofa, and a private bathroom. Rates vary from deck to deck.

8N - Large Ocean View

155 sq. ft. Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, sitting area with sofa, vanity area and a private bathroom.

2V - Inside

170 sq. ft. These nicely appointed rooms are an excellent value. Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, sitting area, vanity area, and a private bathroom.