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Pre-cruise report #5 from the Oasis of the Seas

Oasis of the Seas Blog Part 5

Only two more days until you board the incredible Oasis of the Seas. I hope you enjoy Jan's photo that she took while we were in port in Cozumel today. As you can see, this is a BFS!:)

Don't forget, you aren't confirmed to join Linda on her trip to to the beach in St Thomas until you have registered and paid her or one of the cashiers in the poker room.

In today's blog, I want to tell you a little bit about the poker room. We are so happy to be hosting a main event of the Heartland Poker Tour. Maria Ho and Tiffany Michelle will be onboard with us brightening up the poker room. The main event has an $1,100 buy-in, but we will have lots of opportunities for you to get in through satellites the first two days of the cruise. The main event will start Monday at noon. Poker room schedules are available here.

Because we want everyone to enjoy the cruise and the poker experience, the Card Player Cruises poker room has a very strict no-abuse policy. You will find our staff to be pleasant, professional, and incredibly skilled. We offer tournaments with buy-ins from $80 to $1,100. Please be sure to sign up well before the tournament starts to avoid long lines and possibly having to be an alternate. Alternates will be taken as needed and will start with a full stack. Re-entry is an option offered in all events.

We will have both limit and no-limit cash games. Limit games usually start at $2-$4 limit and the smallest no-limit game is $1-$3. If you are going to leave the game for more than 15 minutes, please cash out as a courtesy to your fellow players. Typically we offer limit hold;em, no-limit hold'em, and Omaha/8, but we will do our best to spread games that you want to play including mixed games, PLO, HORSE, etc. Ask the board attendant to start an interest list if the game you want to play is not being offered.

Here are a few tips for today.

1. You are allowed to bring one bottle of wine per person. IF you do bring wine, I advise you to pack it in your carry-on luggage so it can be inspected at the pier. If you put it in your checked suitcase, the ship will probably not deliver your luggage. You will have to go claim it since they will want to check out the bottle.
2. Good news...they have done away with corkage fees according to our group coordinator, I can't vouch for this personally, but she says it is tr
3, If you do board the ship early, consider having lunch at Giovanni's. It is open from noon to 1:30 on embarkation day and the cost for a deliciousl five-course meal is $15 per person. Jan and I plan to eat there on Saturday so stop by and say hello.
4. Bring some water shoes if you have sensitive feet and are planning to go to the beach. You can buy them at Walmart for $5-$8.
5. If you haven't prebooked your excursions, go to the excursion desk on the promenade as soon as possible since excursions sell out.
6. If you plan to use your phone to take pictures during the cruise, be sure to put it in airplane mode to avoid unexpected charges. I recommend that you call your provider and ask for details about charges.
7. Ask for Card Player Cruises referral cards. These will come in handy when you get home and we pay referral fees.
8. Remember to bring all the necessary chargers for your electronic equipment.
9. Smile...the ship's photographers will begin snapping your picture before you even get on the ship. They do great work by the way,
10. Walk up or down the stairs instead of taking the elevator if you are physically able to do so. The elevators can be very slow.

I know many of you are traveling today and tomorrow so I wish you safe travels. I hope you have enjoyed our blogs.

Linda Johnson

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