Andy Avery holds multiple bridge titles and became a Life Master in 1974. He has been featured in bridge articles including twice in Alan Truscott’s column in the NY Times and recently in Frank Stewart’s nationally-syndicated column. Andy teaches bridge at all levels. He firmly believes that a strong knowledge of the fundamentals of bridge is more important than learning and concentrating on conventions which require more memory but do not occur very often. Let’s hope Andy will have his guitar on board. He’s quite an entertainer!
Robert Todd is all over the country and the world playing and teaching bridge. In 2010 Robert founded Adventures in Bridge, Inc., a group of young talented bridge players with whom he teaches and promotes the game. He teaches in person and online, plays with students from club games to world championships, hosts cruises and destination seminars, and writes for various publications. Robert has twice finished in the top 20 of the Barry Crane list, winning over 1500 masterpoints each of those years, and won the inaugural 0-10,000 Knockout Teams (“Mini-Vanderbilt”) at the Dallas NABC.
- Daily bridge program
- Lessons with Andy and Robert
- Q & A sessions
- Duplicate games
- Private cocktail party
- Holiday celebrations
- Shipboard gratuities for steward and main dining servers
- Two Celebrity Cruises’ perks
- Group Travel Protection Plan
Roundtrip Ft. Lauderdale
Dec. 23, 2020 - Jan. 4, 2021
Ft. Lauderdale, Cozumel, George Town, Cartagena, Colon, Puerto Limón, Roatan, Costa Maya, Ft. Lauderdale
Starting at $4549 pp
Includes bridge program, private cocktail party, gratuities for steward and main dining servers, two Celebrity perks, Group Travel Protection Plan
You must book through Alice Travel to participate in this bridge program.
Our travel advisors will be happy to assist you with pre- and post-cruise hotel stays and transportation.
December 23-Ft. Lauderdale (departs 4 PM).. Arrive early and head downtown to Las Olas Boulevard to sip lattes in outdoor cafés, shop chic boutiques, and catch concerts at the performing arts center. Or head out to the Everglades and enjoy Flamingo Gardens, home to pink flamingos, snarling alligators, black bears, and Florida panthers.
December 24-at sea.
December 25-Cozumel, Mexico (7 AM to 4 PM). Cozumel lures anglers, divers, snorkelers, and beachgoers. Shop for beautiful Mexican silver, amber, and other artisanal gifts in San Miguel. Hop a ferry to charming Playa del Carmen on the mainland and stroll along la Quinta Avenida for inviting restaurants, bars, and shops.
December 26-George Town, Grand Cayman (11 AM to 7 PM).This upscale destination offers world-class restaurants, designer boutiques, and duty-free shopping, white sand beaches, and brilliant blue waters teeming with coral reefs. Enjoy postcard views of George Town, Seven Mile Beach, and West Bay from the custom-designed Cayman Explorer.
December 27-at sea.
December 28-Cartagena, Columbia (8 AM to 5 PM). Cobbled streets, balconies with blooming bougainvillea, and pastel plazas make Cartagena one of Latin America’s most photogenic cities. Founded in 1533, this Spanish-Colonial city is steeped in history.
December 29-Colon, Panama (9 AM to 6 PM). As the world’s second largest duty-free port, Colón offers abundant shopping. It also is the gateway to numerous sites of ecological interest including Chagres National Park, a 3,000,000-acre rainforest preserve, and the Gamboa Rainforest Preserve, which lies within Soberania National Park.
December 30-Puerto Limón, Costa Rica (7 AM to 4 PM). Costa Rica has been a staunch advocate of conservation in its undeveloped areas and its tourist destinations for years. Nature preserves throughout the country, particularly in Puerto Limón, allow visitors rare exposure to virgin rain forests and bird sanctuaries.
December 31-at sea.
January 1-Roatan, Honduras (9 AM to 6 PM). Off the northern coast of Honduras lies a mecca for divers and snorkelers. On land, the Gumbalimba Preservation Park is teeming with wild monkeys, parrots, iguanas, and more.
January 2-Costa Maya (8 AM to 6 PM). Costa Maya boasts beautiful beaches ideal for divers and snorkelers who enjoy exploring the beautiful Banco Chinchorro coral reef. History buffs will surely love exploring the lesser-known Mayan ruins—Cacchoben and Kohunlich.
January 3-at sea.
January 4-disembark Ft. Lauderdale (arrives 7 AM).
Note: Itineraries are subject to change without notice.
Celebrity Cruises' amazing Reflection
Celebrity Reflection® received dramatic new enhancements during her recent dry dock. Experience a cinematic night under the stars with “A Taste of Film” at the Rooftop Terrace, treat yourself to spa innovations at the luxurious Canyon Ranch® Spa, visit the just-added shops for Tiffany and Swiss Watch. Celebrate the flavorful joys of outdoor grilling at the Lawn Club Grill. Enjoy more than 20 delicious dining options. Unwind in your own cabana-style haven at The Alcoves.
Government taxes and fees additional $164.47 pp. Per person rates shown. Prices subject to availability and change without notice. Ask Alice Travel about single occupancy rates.
Alice Travel has purchased a Group Travel Protection Plan on behalf of all participants who have a U.S. address. A copy of the plan document will be provided to you with the confirmation of your reservation.
In the unlikely event that either Andy Avery or Robert Todd 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.