Casinos At Sea: Poker Challenge 2017


December 2-9, 2017 onboard Norwegian Epic

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Norwegian Cruise Line welcomes you to participate in our exciting 4th Annual Norwegian Poker Challenge onboard Norwegian Epic from December 2-9, 2017. During this 7-Day cruise we will host the $350,000 Main Event plus 3 additional tournament events, as well as daily cash games. For more information or to book your cruise and reserve your seat, please call Casinos At Sea at 1.877.PLAY.NCL (752.9625) or contact your travel professional.


Guests may enter the 2017 Poker Challenge Main Event by calling Casinos At Sea at 1.877.PLAY.NCL (752.9625) or contacting your travel professional and purchasing an entry for $1,100.00.


2017 Poker Pros


Joe Cada

Joe Cada - Poker Pro

The 2009 World Series of Poker Main Event Champion, Joe Cada is a Norwegian seasoned pro with this being his 4th year at our event. Follow him on Twitter (@cada99) and Instagram (@cada99).

Loni Harwood

Loni Harwood - Poker Pro

We're excited to welcome back Loni Harwood for her second year as one of our pros at the Poker Challenge! She's won two World Series of Poker bracelets and is the winner of two World Series of Poker Circuit events. Follow her on Twitter (@Luscious_Lon).

Michael Mizrachi

Michael Mizrachi-Poker Pro

This is the first year for Michael Mizrachi “The Grinder” - a 2010 and 2012 World Series of Poker $50,000 Players Champion - to sign on as a Poker Pro for the Norwegian Poker Challenge. We’re thrilled to have him on the team! You can follow him on Twitter (@TheGrinder44).


Premier Sponsor


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The schedule for this event is based on the ships arrival and departure times, these are subject to change.

Date Day Port Sail Time Cash Games Tournament Start Time Event
2-Dec-17 Sat Orlando (Port Canaveral), Florida 4:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM Main Event Session 1A
3-Dec-17 Sun Nassau, Bahamas 5:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM Main Event Session 1B
4-Dec-17 Mon At Sea   10:00 AM 10:00 AM $500+$60 Freeze Out
5-Dec-17 Tue Falmouth, Jamaica 5:00 PM 6:00 PM 6:00 PM $200+$30 Re-Buy Add-on and Late Entry
6-Dec-17 Wed George Town, Grand Cayman 5:00 PM 6:00 PM 6:00 PM $100+$20 Re-Buy Add-on and Late Entry
7-Dec-17 Thu At Sea   10:00 AM 10:00 AM Main Event Session 2
8-Dec-17 Fri Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas 5:00 PM 4:00 PM 4:00 PM / 6:00 PM Women's Tournament Final and Main Event Final Table
1 25.00% 1 30.00% 1 28.50% 1 24.75% 1 37.50%
2 17.00% 2 19.00% 2 18.00% 2 17.00% 2 25.00%
3 11.00% 3 14.00% 3 13.00% 3 12.00% 3 17.50%
4 8.00% 4 9.00% 4 9.00% 4 10.00% 4 12.50%
5 6.00% 5 8.00% 5 8.00% 5 7.50% 5 7.50%
6 5.00% 6 6.00% 6 5.00% 6 6.00%
7 4.00% 7 5.00% 7 4.50% 7 5.00%
8 3.50% 8 4.00% 8 4.00% 8 4.00%
9 2.50% 9 3.00% 9 3.50% 9 3.25%
10 1.90% 10 2.00% 10 3.00% 10 3.00%
11 1.80% 11 2.00% 11 2.00%
12 1.70% 12 1.50% 12 1.75%
13 1.60% 13 1.50%
14 1.50% 14 1.25%
15 1.40% 15 1.00%
16 1.30%
17 1.20%
18 1.10%
19 1.00%
20 0.90%
21 0.80%
22 0.70%
23 0.60%
24 0.50%


Terms & Conditions

Must be at least 18 years of age to play. Subject to availability. Satellite tournament winner may elect to transfer their entry. This is limited to a one time transfer. In the Main event, players that fail to occupy their seat by the completion of the 3rd round of blinds will have their chips removed from the event, and there will be no refund issued. Additional terms and conditions apply once onboard will be available to all participants prior to the start of the tournament. Satellite Tournaments: Entry fee is $100 for the satellite tournaments and prize pool must reach a minimum of $2,800 to yield a Main Event package. $2,100 will be deducted from the net prize pool to cover the winner's Main Event package. The cruise accommodation offer included in the Satellite Winner's package is only valid for the first and second guest. For additional guests third - eighth guest rates apply. Stateroom upgrades are available, but price difference between offered stateroom and upgrade must be paid. Guest is responsible for the Non-Commissionable Fare (NCF), Government Taxes, Port Expenses and Fees. Transportation to/ from the port and onboard folio charges are not included. Cancellation Fees may apply, Travel protection is strongly recommended. Discretionary onboard service charges are additional and will be automatically added to your onboard account.

For more information, contact Casinos At Sea at 1.877.PLAY NCL (752.9625).

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Norwegian Cruise Line reserves the right to charge a fuel supplement. ©2017 NCL CORPORATION LTD. SHIPS’ REGISTRY: BAHAMAS AND UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

Norwegian Cruise Line Casino Management reserves all rights to change or cancel this promotion without notice.

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