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Barbara Seagram and Robert Todd - ACBL Regional - Caribbean - December 2019

Seagram Todd RAS 12 2019

Your Hosts

December 6-14 - Robert Todd

robert toddYou’ll find Robert all over the country and the world playing and teaching bridge. He started playing at a very young age and came to duplicate while working on his graduate degree in mathematics. Once he decided to become a bridge professional, he never looked back. Robert finished in the top 20 on the Barry Crane list in 2008 and 2009 and posted several top-10 finishes in National Pairs events. He won the inaugural 0-10,000 Knockout Teams at the Dallas NABC in 2014. He is frequently a featured lecturer at Regional and National Tournaments. Alice Travel’s bridge cruisers enjoy Robert’s spot-on teaching style and his enthusiasm for the game.

December 14-22 - Barbara Seagram

barbara seagramBarbara hails from Barbados, West Indies. Moving to Toronto in 1970, she started working for the Kate Buckman Bridge Studio soon after and, in 1990, she and her husband, Alex Kornel, bought the club. Under their ownership, it became the largest bridge club in Canada and fourth largest on the continent. In 2006, ACBL named it the top Bridge Club in North America. Barbara received the Kate Buckman Award, given to the person who has contributed most to others’ enjoyment of the game and the Audrey Grant Award for teaching. Barbara is the co-author of 26 published bridge books; the most well-known being “25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know” which won Book of the Year award from the American Bridge Teachers’ Association. It is now in its 19th printing and has been translated into French, German, Japanese and Danish.

Highlights

  • GOLD POINTS
  • Daily lectures with your host
  • Hand analysis
  • Open and Gold Rush Pairs, Stratiflighted Swiss Teams
  • Welcome Meet & Greet and Awards Party
  • Gratuities included
  • Free wi-fi in-room and throughout the ship
  • Open bar service and fine wines and spirits throughout the ship
  • Two complimentary evenings at each of two specialty restaurants
  • Free transfer Miami to Ft. Lauderdale
  • Group Travel Protection Plan

Events subject to change.

The Colorful Caribbean

Ft. Lauderdale to Miami

aboard the 6-star
Crystal Serenity

December 6 - 22, 2019

ACBL Sanction #1912023

Ft. Lauderdale, St. Thomas, St. Barts, St. Lucia, Nevis and St. Kitts, Tortola, Puerto Rico, St. Maarten, St. Barts, St. Kitts, Antigua, Turks & Caicos, Miami

Starting at $5249 pp

Free transfer Miami to Ft. Lauderdale, daily lectures, hand analysis, Welcome Meet & Greet, Awards Party, free wi-fi, free fine wines and spirits, 4 complimentary evenings at specialty restaurants, gratuities, Group Travel Protection Plan

888-816-2457

You must book through Alice Travel to participate in this program.

Our agents will be happy to assist you with pre- and post-cruise hotel stays and transportation.

 

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The Itinerary

December 6: embark Ft. Lauderdale. - sails 6:00 PM.

December 7 and 8: cruising the Caribbean Sea.

December 9: St. Thomas. - in port 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Glimmering bays, shining seas, powdery sand beaches, and unsurpassed shopping—delight in exquisite imported goods ranging from Danish silver to French porcelain and Swiss watches.

December 10: St. Barts - in port 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM. Descendants of settlers from Brittany and Normandy operate its tiny inns, shops and restaurants. Charming and slow-paced, graceful meadows, spectacular beaches, quaint Creole-style villages

December 11: St. Lucia - in port 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Lovely bays, lush landscapes, and the delightful strains of the Creole language. French heritage is evident throughout the island; now an independent country within the British Commonwealth.

December 12: Nevis and St. Kitts - in port 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM. Home of the famous Coconut Grove Restaurant & Wine Lounge known for its delectable dishes and stupendous variety of quality wines. Discover luxuriant rainforests, old sugar plantations, and volcanic hot springs.

December 13: Tortola - in port 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Powdery white-sand beaches, lush green mountains, and sheltered, yacht-filled harbors. Swim or stroll in secluded palm-shaded beaches, enjoy a variety of watersports and superb fishing.

December 14: San Juan - in port 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM. The dramatic sandstone fortress of El Morro, the breezy boulevards of Old San Juan, lined with five centuries of palaces and great homes, outdoor cafés.

phillipsburg shoppingDecember 15: Phillipsburg, St. Maarten - arrives 8:00 AM; overnight in port. A colorful mix of French charm and Dutch hospitality (like two islands rolled into one). Hideaway beaches, a varied cuisine and sophisticated boutiques.

December 16: St. Barts - in port 8:00 AM to 11:59 PM. (see description December 10).

December 17: St. Kitts - in port 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM. British influences in Basse-Terre: the domed Treasury Building, the Circus, (modeled after Piccadilly in London), and St. George’s Anglican Church. Beautiful white-sand beaches on the southeast peninsula; breathtaking views of verdant mountains, expansive sugar cane fields, and exotic gardens in the interior.

December 18: Antigua - in port 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Sunny climate allures visitors from all over the world. It boasts 365 superb white beaches and is home to a beautiful National Park that stretches for ten square miles.

December 19: cruising the Caribbean Sea.

December 20: Turks & Caicos - in port 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Some of the best diving and snorkeling anywhere courtesy of one of the world’s largest network of coral reefs...easily accessible directly from the islands’ shores.

December 21: cruising the Caribbean Sea.

December 22: disembark Miami - arrives 8:00 PM. Free transfer Miami to Ft. Lauderdale.

Note: Itineraries are subject to change without notice.

 

The stunning "new" Crystal SerenityCrystal Cruises Logo line

Crystal Serenity3Emerging in November 2018 from her longest-ever makeover, Crystal Serenity features expanded dining venues, updated state-of-the-art technologies, and spacious new suites and penthouses. Replacing existing staterooms, these newly added accommodations will reduce guest capacity from 1070 to 980. Culinary inspiration comes in the form of the Waterside (open seating dining), Churrascaria (an open seating Brazilian steakhouse), Chinese-inspired al fresco dining at Silk, and the fresh and friendly new Marketplace. Still onboard: Umi Uma (the new name of Chef Nobu’s Japanese-Peruvian venue), and the well-loved Italian restaurant Prego. Also...free unlimited wi-fi with new SpeedNet accelerators and rooms equipped with ultra-thin 42” interactive TVs.

Pricing

Port security and handling charges: $640 pp. Prices are per person in U.S. dollars, based on double occupancy, Prices are subject to change without notice. Ask Alice Travel about single occupancy rates. Alice Travel has purchased a Group Travel Protection Plan on behalf of all participants. A copy of the plan document will be provided upon deposited reservation.

In the unlikely event that either Robert Todd or Barbara Seagram is unable to travel or attend scheduled functions due to illness or circumstances beyond our control, Alice Travel will not be liable, and no refunds for such inability to travel or attend functions and events will be owed by Alice Travel. Applicable cancellation penalties will apply. Alice Travel will attempt to provide a lecturer of equal caliber.