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All-Inclusive Luxury

Our goal is to develop your bridge skills, therefore our focus is on education. Because bridge is a game to be played, we will always provide ACBL sanctioned games, but usually more lessons than games. Generally, we provide one bridge session--either a lesson or a game--on days in port, and two sessions on sea days. We also choose a few port days on selected cruises to offer two sessions. We provide our full schedule several weeks in advance of the cruise.

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THE BEST BRIDGE GAME AT SEA

ON LAND AND NOW ONLINE

We are confident that  no matter what level of bridge you play, social or duplicate, you will have the best learning experience with us at sea on a luxury bridge cruise, on land, and now online.  Play Bridge At Sea™

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Earn Silver ACBL Points On Selected Cruises
Bridge Professors- Online Couse- Balancing Bidding April 3 and 10, 2024

FROM:

Online

Online

TO:

Apr 10, 2024

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Apr 3, 2024

Nights:

Ship:

Teacher

Bridge Professors- Online Couse- Balancing Bidding April 3 and 10, 2024

On Wednesdays April 3 and April 10 , 3:30-5:30 EST
What is Balancing? Find out with the Bridge Professors!
In bridge, balancing is entering a competitive auction at a low level when your pass would end the auction.
Why is Balancing Important?

When the opponents' bidding has ended at the 1- or 2-level, the auction is telling you that you and your partner have decent values -- if you didn't, the opponents would at least have tried for game. In other words, it may actually be your hand, even though neither you nor your partner had an obvious bid. Many matchpoints are lost by failing to act in this situation. So rather than pass and let the opponents play what is likely a comfortable contract, we want to consider a "balancing" bid.

In this series, you will learn how to recognize the balancing seat
*learn how to reevaluate your hand when in the balancing seat (you can make most balancing bids with a much weaker hand than you might expect)
*learn what to bid in balancing seat and how to answer those bids as the balancer's partner
become a tougher opponent by not letting the opponents play so many easy contracts!
*Each lesson will consist of an interactive lecture with demo hands and a session on Shark Bridge during which you get to practice what you're learned. You'll also receive access to our Learning Center that will have pre class notes, hands played with the ability to practice on your own later as well as recordings of the lectures for your review.

Taught by The Bridge Professors™, Play Bridge At Sea core teachers -- Giorgia Botta, John Ramos, and Christopher Rivera --

From

80
$

Per Person

FORT LAUDERDALE TO LOS ANGELES, SAN FRANCISCO, VANCOUVER VIA PANAMA CANAL

FROM:

FORT LAUDERDALE

LOS ANGELES, SAN FRANCISCO, VANCOUVER

TO:

May 4, 2024

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Apr 16, 2024

Nights:

18-23

Ship:

Teacher

John Ramos

FORT LAUDERDALE TO LOS ANGELES, SAN FRANCISCO, VANCOUVER VIA PANAMA CANAL

Signature Cruises

DOOR TO DOOR SERVICE- ALL INCLUSIVE-SINGLES WELCOME
From Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles , San Francisco or Vancouver via the Panama Canal 18-23 days. Call
us for fares. Our group rates have expittred but there are promtions available from Silversea. Sail on the ship all the way to Vancouver at NO additional fare. Bridge program ends in Los Angeles.
Inventory is capacity controlled.
A whole medley of colors, cultures and stunning cities awaits you on this 18/20 or 23 -day voyage across Central America. Colombia’s jewel - Cartagena where you’ll spend an overnight, Costa Rica’s astonishing nature, and Mexico’s sandy beaches will steal your heart, before you sail to L.A. Or choose to stay on to Vancouver! Wrapped all along in Silversea’s luxury – that you can enjoy even more during your days at sea, this is what we call an incredible voyage

From

9000
$

Per Person based on Double Occupancy- Classic Veranda

BRIDGE CRUISE FROM QUEBEC CITY TO BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS

FROM:

QUEBEC

BOSTON

TO:

Jul 10, 2024

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Jun 30, 2024

Nights:

10

Ship:

Teacher

Corey Krantz

BRIDGE CRUISE FROM QUEBEC CITY TO BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS

Signature Cruises

QUEBEC CITY TO BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS
Door to Door Fare including airflights. Delve into the sheer raw beauty of Canada and New England. Embark from the elegant French flavour of Quebec City to the leaping waterfalls, forest-clad fjord banks and whales off the shores of Saguenay. A day at sea takes you to Gaspé, where Blue, Fin, Minke and Humpback Whales can be spotted in June. More R&R onboard delivers you to the spectacular Reversing Falls Rapids of Saint John then the lobsters and lighthouses of Portland before arrival in Boston.

From

7300
$

Per Person based on Double Occupancy

BRIDGE CRUISE- ROME TO VENICE

FROM:

ROME-CIVITAVECCHIA

VENICE

TO:

Sep 6, 2024

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Aug 26, 2024

Nights:

10

Ship:

Teacher

Giorgia Botta

BRIDGE CRUISE- ROME TO VENICE

Signature Cruises

ALL INCLUSIVE- DOOR TO DOOR SERVICE
Low single rates- limited availability. Visit Italy, Sicily, Malta, Croatia
Bookended by two of the greatest cities in Europe, this cruise is a perfect tour of a perfect region. Starting in the shadow of Rome’s colosseum, sail to stunning Sorrento, where it’s just a short hop to Capri, Positano, Amalfi, and Pompeii. Siracusa in Sicily is next, before another great Mediterranean island – Malta. A sea day sailing the Adriatic brings you to Kotor and Bari, and the craggy coast of Croatia, where you’ll visit Dubrovnik, Hvar and Zadar. Disembark in Venice.

From

8600
$

Per Person based on Double Occupancy- Vista Suite

GIORGIA'S ROMAN BRIDGE HOLIDAY

FROM:

ROME, ITALY

ROME, ITALY

TO:

Sep 20, 2024

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Sep 15, 2024

Nights:

5

Ship:

Teacher

Giorgia Botta

GIORGIA'S ROMAN BRIDGE HOLIDAY

Bridge Academy

Giorgia’s Roman Bridge Holiday

A Bridge Holiday in Rome, organized and curated by your very own Roman, Giorgia Botta.

Our Bridge Pro, and part of the Bridge Professors™, Giorgia is our native Italian bridge pro and comes from the "Eternal City" Rome.

We know that you have probably all been to Rome, but this experience will not be your typical Roman holiday.

We will stay at the Lord Byron Hotel- described as a hotel with the warmth and luxury of a private home - located in one of the chicest residential neighborhoods in Rome.
We will teach and play bridge at Giorgia’s local bridge Club "Accademia del Bridge". The sanctioned games will award Master Points...as you play at tables not only with our group but also with other local Roman players.

We will visit some of Giorgia's favorite places to see the real Rome. This will include optional excursions designed by your host as well as optional dining at some of the local spots that she frequents.

Come for the 'local' unspoiled experience of Rome, play and learn from one of the best bridge professionals, have some fun with your fellow bridge enthusiasts.



Package includes:
5 nights at the Lord Byron Hotel- member of Small Luxury Hotels.
Breakfast daily, cocktail reception first night, fun filled final evening in one of Rome’s best restaurants, snacks morning and afternoon during games and lessons,Extra nights are available upon request.

Start your journey with a Silversea 10 night bridge cruise August 26-September 6, 2024.
For more information go to https://ebrill.dreamvacationsgroups.com/index.html#/groups/10792761


Register now as this space will sell out quickly.

From

3500
$

Per Person based on Double Occupancy

BRIDGE ACADEMY PALM SPRINGS 2024

FROM:

PALM SPRINGS

PALM SPRINGS

TO:

Nov 2, 2024

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Oct 28, 2024

Nights:

5

Ship:

Teacher

BRIDGE ACADEMY PALM SPRINGS 2024

Bridge Academy

OMNI Las Palmas Resort- Palm Springs

Five night package with 8 sessions including bridge learning and games with
The Bridge Professors™ Giorgia Botta, John Ramos and Christopher Rivera. Please note that depending on teacher's schedule, not all Professors may be present.

What's Included?
• 5 Nights in a run of house Vista room in King or Twin
• Thorough lessons on a variety of bridge topics. ACBL sanctioned
games with black points.•
• Lunch allowance provided on bridge days.
• Opening reception to get to meet your fellow bridge players.
• Closing reception

From

3200
$

Per Person based on Double Occupancy

BRIDGE CRUISE - 11-DAY LESSER ANTILLES ISLES

FROM:

BARBADOS

BARBADOS

TO:

Dec 21, 2024

-

Dec 10, 2024

Nights:

10

Ship:

Teacher

BRIDGE CRUISE - 11-DAY LESSER ANTILLES ISLES

Signature Cruises

Spectacular Pre Holiday Bridge Cruise. Visit St Lucia, Antigua, St. Martin, St Kitts, BVI and more aboard the Seabourn Ovation.

From

6547
$

Per Person based on Double Occupancy

BRIDGE CRUISE FROM LIMA TO FORT LAUDERDALE

FROM:

LIMA

FORT LAUDERDALE

TO:

Jan 20, 2025

-

Jan 4, 2025

Nights:

15

Ship:

Teacher

BRIDGE CRUISE FROM LIMA TO FORT LAUDERDALE

Signature Cruises

DOOR TO DOOR SERVICE- ALL INCLUSIVE-SINGLES WELCOME
From Lima to Fort Lauderdale. Inventory is capacity controlled.

Whether this is your first or 50th visit to South America, we promise the continent will have you hooked. Starting with an overnight in Lima, you’ll devour a city steeped in colonial grandeur. Salaverry is next, then an overnight stay in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Follow on with Panama, then it’s on to Cartagena, Colombia for another overnight stay, allowing ample time to explore this colourful city. Then a final stop in Aruba before three sea days deliver you to Florida.

From

11100
$

Per Person based on Double Occupancy

BRIDGE CRUISE FROM BARBADOS TO FORT LAUDERDALE

FROM:

BARBADOS

FORT LAUDERDALE

TO:

Feb 17, 2025

-

Feb 7, 2025

Nights:

9

Ship:

Teacher

BRIDGE CRUISE FROM BARBADOS TO FORT LAUDERDALE

Signature Cruises

DOOR TO DOOR SERVICE- All inlcusive. Low singles rates available.
ACBL Silver Points

From beaches and boutiques to reggae and rum, this cruise offers an enthralling slice of the Caribbean. This region is a melting pot of cuisine, culture and colourful ecosystems, so now is the time to visit! Experience the lush hinterland of St. Lucia, hunt for a secluded beach in Antigua, go offroading in St Kitts and drink in the history of San Juan. Enjoy the very essence of the Caribbean and explore everything that the archipelago has to offer aboard Silver Moon.

From

6600
$

Per Person based on Double Occupancy

BRIDGE CRUISE FROM FORT LAUDERDALE TO FORT LAUDERDALE

FROM:

FORT LAUDERDALE

FORT LAUDERDALE

TO:

Feb 27, 2025

-

Feb 17, 2025

Nights:

10

Ship:

Teacher

BRIDGE CRUISE FROM FORT LAUDERDALE TO FORT LAUDERDALE

Signature Cruises

DOOR TO DOOR SERVICE- All Inclusive- Low Single Rates
ACBL Silver Points

Enjoy and explore five fantastic destinations on this comprehensive cruise. Begin by indulging in two superb sea days, to really get in the mood for the next few days. Pop by San Juan on your way to St. Barts, where a late departure means you can enjoy the famous island’s sunset. All the saints – John, Kitts, and Thomas are your last three ports, where you can delve into the history and cultures of these lesser-known islands.

From

6700
$

Per Person based on Double Occupancy

BRIDGE CRUISE AROUND JAPAN

FROM:

TOKYO

TOKYO

TO:

Apr 9, 2025

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Mar 26, 2025

Nights:

14

Ship:

Teacher

BRIDGE CRUISE AROUND JAPAN

Signature Cruises

DOOR TO DOOR SERVICE- All inclusive- Low single rates.
ACBL Silver Points
With as many restaurants run by robots as ancient temples, there is no denying that Japan is a country of contradictions. So how should we begin to describe this indescribable place? Try starting with a day in Osaka. Contemplate the solemn history of Hiroshima before weaving your way into South Korea for Busan’s temples by the sea. Sail back to Japan for an overnight in Kanazawa, plus a long stay in Aomori. Last but definitely not least is Hakodate, home to the Onuma National Park and its abundant wildlife.

From

13900
$

Per Person based on Double Occupancy

BRIDGE CRUISE FROM LOS ANGELES-HAWAII-VANCOUVER

FROM:

LOS ANGELES

VANCOUVER

TO:

May 8, 2025

-

Apr 19, 2025

Nights:

10

Ship:

Teacher

BRIDGE CRUISE FROM LOS ANGELES-HAWAII-VANCOUVER

Signature Cruises

DOOR TO DOOR SERVICE- All Inclusive. Low singles rates.
ACBL Silver Points.
It is easy to see why visitors to Hawaii are considered blessed. The islands are magnetic – a treasure trove of adventure and relaxation, powdery beaches and modern multiculturalism. Casting off from Los Angeles, you will first experience a real chance to rewind and reboot during 5 sea days. Six days – including an overnight in Honolulu – in the archipelago will give you plenty of time for exploration before its back on board for six more days of vitamin sea. Disembark in Vancouver.

From

12600
$

Per Person based on Double Occupancy

BRIDGE CRUISE ICELAND TO NEW YORK

FROM:

REYKJAVIK

NEW YORK

TO:

May 29, 2025

-

May 13, 2025

Nights:

16

Ship:

Teacher

BRIDGE CRUISE ICELAND TO NEW YORK

Signature Cruises

DOOR TO DOOR SERVICE- All inclusive- Low single rates.
ACBL Silver Points.
WORLD CRUISE SEGMENT - Our final segment of Controtempo, World Cruise 2025 spans Iceland, Greenland, Canada and the USA. Leaving Reykjavik in your wake, sail to Greenland, the Arctic’s pristine, must-see destination, for three days of OMG scenery. Two sea days bring you Newfoundland, Canada’s elemental easterly province, which embodies attraction and aesthetic in equal measure. A long stay in Nova Scotia is next, before you sail on to Boston for an overnight. Then a final sea day before disembarking in New York.

From

12000
$

Per Person based on Double Occupancy

Our Ships And Land Venues

All our teachers are experts in their game and will deliver to you excellent learning opportunities. While it does not happen often, guest teachers may be substituted due to scheduling conflicts. When this happens  you will be notified as soon as we are aware of this. Prices shown on this web site are subject to change and  only confirmed at deposit.

 

During the cruise or land group individual pictures may be taken for promotional purposes. If you wish to opt out of these pictures please advise one of the bridge hosts or by email to info@playbridgeatsea.com.

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