THE PERFECT GETAWAY
on Royal Caribbean's Symphony of the Seas October 29 - November 5, 2022
ACBL Sanction #2211111
Alice Travel Bridge Desk: 888-816-2457
Michael Berkowitz hated bridge right up until he loved it. With two World Champion bridge players as parents, conversations at the dinner table often evolved into bridge. Each time that happened, Michael and his sister would charge their parents a quarter, resulting in a fund that helped pay for their education. Michael didn’t get serious about bridge until after college. He worked as a teacher and director at Honors Bridge Club in New York City, and became the Head Director for both Aces and Cavendish Bridge clubs. He’s known as New York’s most-loved director for his friendliness, quick wit, and compassion. Larry Cohen, recognizing Michael’s natural teaching abilities, added him as a valuable member of the “Bridge with Larry Cohen” travel and teaching team where he has earned the respect and appreciation of his students.
Highlights and Amenities
- ACBL GOLD Masterpoints®
- Daily lectures with Michael utilizing Larry Cohen teaching methods
- Q&A Sessions
- Open & Gold Rush Pairs, Open & Gold Rush Swiss Teams, Knockout Teams, Side Games
- Awards Party
- $100 per person shipboard credit
- Gratuities for housekeeping and dining servers included
- Group Travel Protection Plan
Oct. 29 – Depart Miami (4:30 PM).
Oct. 30 - CocoCay, Bahamas (7AM–5PM). Royal Caribbean’s private paradise boasts the largest waterslide in North America and the largest freshwater pool in the Bahamas. Get a taste of Bora Bora in your own Floating Cabana.
Oct. 31 – at sea.
Nov. 1 – Cozumel, Mexico (7AM–6PM). Snorkel in the Palancar Reef, named a top site by world-renowned divers (like Jacques Cousteau), and swim among starfish in a natural sanctuary. Journey back in time as you explore the Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza and Tulum. Experience authentic local cuisine and drink with a dash of salt and lime!
Nov. 2 – Roatan, Honduras (8AM–5PM). The white sand beaches are incredibly beautiful and the turquoise water teeming with sea turtles. It’s a divers’ and snorkelers’ paradise. Swim with dolphins, view under-water wildlife from a glass-bottom boat, Get up close to land-based nature in parks that offer stunning animal and botanical species (including sloths).
Nov. 3 – Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico (8AM–5PM). Past meets present in Costa Maya. Visit ancient Mayan ruins and a mysterious jungle. The Great Maya Reef, just off the coast, is the second largest in the world—a must-snorkel spot. Or kick back at the port village of Mahahual with an ice-cold michelada—a spicy beer cocktail.
Nov. 4 – at sea.
Nov. 5 – Disembark Miami (arrive 6AM).
Note: Itineraries subject to change without notice.
Symphony of the Seas - it's got EVERYTHING!
Until March, 2022, Symphony of the Seas holds the bragging rights for "the largest cruise ship in the world"; only to be surpassed by the brand new Royal Caribbean, Wonder of the Seas, by a mere ft. in length! Join us on the Symphony of the Seas for a journey combining exciting bridge play, lovely weather and beautiful ports. Unwind with a drink at the Rising Tide Bar on the Royal Promenade before heading over to catch a show in the Royal Theater or Aqua Theater. Enjoy a drink at the Bionic Bar where guests are served by robotic bartenders. There's a wonderful variety of specialty restaurants onboard including ... Johnny Rockets (a back-in-time ’50s-style diner); Giovanni’s Table, Izumi, and Jamie’s Italian. The Vitality℠ Spa & Fitness Center is your ultimate sanctuary for restorative massages and rejuvenating facials.
|Size (sq. ft.)
Room and balcony
Prices are per person in U.S. dollars, based on double occupancy and are 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. A copy of the plan document will be provided upon deposited reservation.
In the unlikely event that Michael Berkowitz 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.