Kurt’s new business venture, Getaway Easy Travel, is offering a heck of a deal on their 2008 halloween poker cruise. Even though we’ve done this particular cruise before, we would totally book now (except we have vowed not to take a trip in 2008 so we can work on the house and put it in the market during the 2008 real estate sales season).
I remember when Brian and I took this exact same cruise (only backwards, our first port was Cozumel instead of Ocho Rios) during our honeymoon in 2002, it cost us about $3200 and our room was even on the bottom with mere portholes. If you book through this specal offer, $609 per person will get you an ocean view room, your tournament buy-in, and port fees. They’ll even let you use easy pay — you can put down a reservation fee of $50 per person and then just pay in installments (this is before January 10; after January 10, the initial deposit must be $100). It truly is an unbeatable deal!
The ship sails from Galveston, Texas on Sunday, October 26, and returns to Galveston the following Sunday, November 1. Here’s a list of some of the things they’re throwing in:
- Complimentary “WPTAPL Members Party” (we didn’t get this on our honeymoon cruise)
- Cash Games
- Tournaments starting at $25 (there weren’t any poker tournaments on our cruise, only blackjack tournaments)
- $500 FreeRoll for all players (a shot to win some money with no tournament entry fee, what more can you ask for)
- Satellites to Main Event starting at $45
- Main Event Tournament $440 Buy-In
- Visiting Montego Bay, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel (these are excellent ports with lots of fun off-site excursions; trust me, we’ve done this same cruise)
- Halloween Costume Party
- Meals are included
If mom and dad weren’t planning on going home to the Philippines next year, I would totally try to talk them into going on this one. Granted, they don’t play poker… But these are some of the best cruise rates you’ll see. Even if you’re not really a poker player, you can even do the free roll. You might even win! Beginners always seem to win. Wouldn’t that be awesome? If you could go on a cruise, play a poker tournament for free, and win some money for souvenirs?
Shoot, I want to go just writing about it. Even if I’ve visited these places before. This is too good a deal to pass up. If we get our house sold by September, I’m definitely going to try talking Brian into going. We are getting on this ship!
Here’s how to reserve your trip: Call 316-689-8149 or 316-689-0600 to speak with a cruise specialists. Don’t forget to mention that “Cherrie” referred you, so I get my referral bonus. If I refer enough people, maybe Brian and I can go for free. That will surely make talking him into going even easier!
Getaway Easy Travel LLC
900 George Washington Blvd Ste C
Wichita, Kansas 67211
The Kurt mentioned above is Kurt McPhail, Executive Vice President and COO of WPTAPL and prolific entrepreneur. He is always coming up with big ideas for new businesses. I really admire Kurt and Shawn (Shawn Riley, WPTAPL‘s President and CEO) for their courage to pursue their dreams.
Everyone has thought of owning their own business and being their own boss at some point in their lives, Brian and myself included. Brian has a lot of ideas. He’s always thinking of different things. Except, Brian and I don’t have the capital, gumption, and courage to take the plunge. We wouldn’t know where to even begin.
I think I’ll probably end up working until the day I retire (with a few much-needed vacations thrown in). Although, Brian and I are ferociously saving for retirement now so that hopefully we can both retire by the time I’m 55. If I get to retire at 55, it will make working my tail off worthwhile (or at the very least a bit more bearable). LOL. At the rate the stock market is going, though, I may not be able to retire at all.
Kidding aside, do check out Getaway Easy Travel. Even if you don’t book the 2008 halloween poker cruise, if you end up booking some other trip that will help me out considerably!