• Casinos At Sea: Poker Challenge


November 11, 2023 + October 27, 2024

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Norwegian Cruise Line welcomes you to participate in our exciting Annual Norwegian Poker Challenge onboard either the Norwegian Joy starting November 11, 2023 or Norwegian Jade starting October 27, 2024. During these 7-Day cruises we will host the Main Event plus 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 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 $1,150.00.


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Joe Cada - Poker Pro

The Michigan native is best known for winning the 2009 World Series of Poker Main Event (WSOP), making him the youngest Main Event champion. He excelled in 2018, appearing in 4 WSOP final tables, winning 2 bracelets and earning a 5th place finish in the Main Event. Cada has been a Norwegian Cruise Line Poker Ambassador since the inception of the event in 2014. Follow him on Twitter (@JoeCada99) and Instagram (@cada99).

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Loni Harwood - Poker Pro

Harwood earned a finance degree in 2012 from the University at Albany, State University of New York. Upon graduation, she moved to Florida and began playing poker, quickly discovering the World Series of Poker Circuit. Her initial poker training came from watching her father, Joel Harwood, play online. Harwood won a World Series of Poker bracelet at the 2013 World Series of Poker. She won two World Series of Poker Circuit events in 2012, then her second WSOP bracelet in 2015. Follow her on Twitter (@Luscious_Lon).

Poker ClinicHosted by Joe Cada & Loni Harwood

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Poker Clinic Onboard

Join Poker Pros Joe Cada and Loni Harwood as they host a 2-hour poker clinic, where you will receive instruction, have the ability to ask questions and discuss key principles as they break down the decision-making process in various scenarios. Space is limited.

Cost: $150 (Purchase onboard only)

Clinic includes:

  • Player introduction, basic poker strategy and rules
  • Q&A
  • Hands on instruction at the tables
  • Last remarks

7-Day Cruise Onboard Norwegian JoyNovember 11, 2023

7-Day Cruise Onboard Norwegian JadeOctober 27, 2024

Norwegian Poker Challenge Satellite Tournament Entry

Norwegian Poker Challenge Main Event Entry


Entry fee into the Main Event on Norwegian Joy November 11-18, 2023,
or Norwegian Jade October 27- November 3, 2024***.

One entry per person.

Price: $1,150.00 USD**

** No-shows will not be refunded. Ship and sail date required to complete order.

*** For the 2024 Main Event on Norwegian Jade, please call 1.877.PLAY.NCL (752.9625) or your Independent Casino Representative.

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Terms & Conditions

Must be at least 21 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. Additional terms and conditions apply once onboard will be available to all participants on the first day of your cruise. Satellite Tournaments: Entry fee is $120 for the satellite tournaments and prize pool must reach a minimum of $3,200 to yield a Main Event package. $2,400 will be deducted from the net prize pool to cover the winner’s Main Event package. Norwegian Cruise Line reserves the right to cancel, alter any structure and/or payout structure, as necessary. 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 by guest. Guest is responsible for the admin fees ($20 per person per day), 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. Norwegian is not responsible for typographical errors or omissions.

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

To access the Poker Satellite Winner Transfer Authorization Form, please click here.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Norwegian Cruise Line reserves the right to charge a fuel supplement. ©2023 NCL CORPORATION LTD. SHIPS’ REGISTRY: BAHAMAS AND USA.

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