Brad Owen and Andrew Neeme Headline World Poker Tour® Cruise Return

WPT returns to the high seas with a tournament festival on Virgin Voyages’ Scarlet Lady cruise ship during a six-day roundtrip through the Caribbean.

WPT Staff
Sep 7, 2022
Photo Credit: Virgin Voyages – The Scarlet Lady cruise ship will host the 2022 WPT Cruise.

Miami, FL (September 7, 2022) The World Poker Tour® returns to the high seas this November in partnership with Virgin Voyages with a six-day cruise through the Caribbean, featuring WPT® ambassadors Brad Owen and Andrew Neeme aboard. The world-class Scarlet Lady cruise ship includes a poker room that offers daily cash game and tournament action.

Departing from Miami, FL on Friday, Nov. 11, the cruise is set to take fans on a round-trip expedition, including two Caribbean-based port days. The first stop lands passengers on the snow-white shores of Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic for beach relaxation and city exploration. Secondly, a docking day in Bimini, Bahamas presents Sailors with a full day-and-night experience at the exclusive Beach Club at Bimini, complete with a DJ-led floatilla pool party.

“I’m eagerly looking forward to my first WPT Cruise, taking on the Caribbean seas,” said Owen. “And what better to go along with a relaxing vacation, than some poker competition? I plan on playing in a good mix of cash games and will definitely fire the Main Event.”

An array of poker action is scheduled across the WPT Cruise® itinerary. Cash games begin on the first day of the cruise. The tournament schedule includes an enticing Mystery Bounty event and is highlighted by the $500 Main Event.

“Who is ready for a meet up game on the open seas?” asked Neeme. “I can’t wait for my first WPT Cruise experience, sailing to stunning Caribbean destinations while playing tournaments and mixing it up in some PLO cash games.”

Here is the full tournament schedule:

Nov. 12 10:00 a.m. $120 Daybreak No Limit Hold’em
Nov. 14 10:00 a.m. $500 WPT Cruise Main Event
Nov. 14 7:00 p.m. $330 Mystery Bounty No Limit Hold’em
Nov. 15 8:00 p.m. $120 Survivor Tournament

“Virgin Voyages is the perfect partner for the return of the WPT Cruise, as their complete reimagining of the cruise experience is very much aligned with the new face of WPT and our celebratory atmosphere of our 20-year anniversary.” said WPT CEO Adam Pliska. “WPT ambassadors Brad Owen and Andrew Neeme on board the Caribbean adventure will assure this will be an unforgettable experience and our most spectacular cruise to date.”

Players interested in participating in the WPT Cruise events must book through

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About Virgin Voyages

Set Sail the Virgin Way with Virgin Voyages, the irresistible travel brand founded by Sir Richard Branson. Delivering epic vacations at sea, Virgin Voyages launched at the end of 2021. The brand’s four Lady Ships – inspired by 50+ years of Virgin history — include Scarlet Lady, Valiant Lady, Resilient Lady and Brilliant Lady. Designed for discerning travelers, Virgin Voyages offers relaxing, exclusively adult (18+) sailings. Working with a Creative Collective of the world’s most sought-after designers, performance artists and architects, Virgin Voyages delivers an enchanting boutique hotel at sea with fresh, elevated spaces that strike the perfect balance of nautical chic and glamour. Currently departing from the sun-soaked cities of Miami and Barcelona – and soon to include Athens, San Juan and Melbourne – the fleet offers itineraries to more than 100 awe-inspiring destinations across four continents. Virgin Sailors are spoiled for choice with 20 eateries offering Michelin-star culinary experiences all included, a festival-like line-up of entertainment, stylish and comfortable cabins, Rockstar Quarters, authentic and locally inspired shore excursions, and a dose of Vitamin Sea with well-being naturally intertwined throughout the experience. Promising to Create an Epic Sea Change for All, Virgin Voyages also puts sustainability front and center.