Voyages announced a new partnership with the World Poker Tour (WPT) to
offer a unique experience aboard Scarlet Lady.
In addition to offering four- and five-night cruises
departing from Miami, the Virgin Voyages’ ship has added a new venue, the
exclusive “WPT at Sea” Poker Room. The room boasts eight custom poker tables
and will be staffed with professional dealers.
“As a new brand with an innovative spirit, we’ve been
fortunate to introduce many industry firsts, including our partnership with the
World Poker Tour and WPT at Sea,” Virgin Voyages CEO Tom McAlpin said.
“Our adult-only, premium experience offers an incredible
backdrop, not only for a great vacation, but also as an oasis for the WPT in a
way never seen before,” McAlpin continued.
Scarlet Lady’s new poker room will feature cashless transactions
that can be managed through each passenger’s wearable devices. The WPT at Sea
will also offer beginner training, cash games, satellites and WPT Prize Package
tournaments with buy-ins ranging from $80 to $320.
The WPT at Sea main event will be held during each sailing
for a $320 buy-in, with the winner possibly earning a WPT prize package, based
on the number of participants. The cruise line said the winnings could be used
on any future voyage or WPT event.
“After witnessing the magic of cruise-line poker with Virgin
Voyages last season, we instantly sought to establish a permanent fixture,” WPT
CEO Adam Pliska said. “Scarlet Lady provides the perfect residence for WPT at
Sea, which will bring the WPT poker experience to the high seas.”
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