Ft. Lauderdale, FL to the Eastern Caribbean

April 2nd to April 10th

on Royal Caribbean’s

Allure of the Seas

Sun and Fun!
Enjoy a tour of the beautiful Eastern Caribbean aboard one of the world’s most magnificent ships as you visit the Dominican Republic, St. Thomas, St. Maarten, and St. Kitts!



Visit Royal Caribbean’s “Where is Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades)” for information on directions, parking, and transportation options.

Deck Plans


Spring 2022 Gaming Pass

For only $95, you get…

An Entire Week of Board Gaming Fun

Scheduled Gaming

Role-playing Games – Seeking More Volunteers to GM

Open Gaming

Access to our Game Library

Access to our Private Gaming Area

Reserved Gaming Seats

…and more!

A Gaming Pass is only required for the Gamer(s) in your family or group of friends. Everyone else you know and love is welcome to come along just to enjoy a great vacation! Each Gaming Pass must be associated with a Stateroom.

See the Event and Rooms tabs for more information on this cruise!

We love vacationing and love playing all types of tabletop games, including longer and/or more complex games. However, with everything going on in our lives, we often find it hard to make the time to play the longer games (especially since some might require multiple nights of gaming). So, we thought, “Let’s get everyone on board a cruise ship, have a fun vacation, and play some board games with a group of (soon-to-be) friends!” Thus was born Gaming By Sea, our tabletop and board gaming cruise vacation.

An Entire Week of Board Gaming Fun: That’s right. This cruise is for seven (7) nights! Not only will you be able to enjoy great shore excursions, free food, and all the fun things to do onboard a cruise, but a week of gaming. Also, each cruise has full days at sea, which means – full, uninterrupted days of gaming!

Scheduled Gaming:  We will be scheduling times and tables in our Private Gaming Area for you to play games like…

Here I Stand18xxTerraforming MarsCivilization 
DiplomacyGMT COINThrough the AgesRoll for the Galaxy
Game of ThronesBrass: BirminghamCataclysmDominant Species
Twilight ImperiumDominionGaia ProjectCaverna
Le HavrePuerto RicoEclipseWingspan
Great Western TrailFood Chain MagnateScytheand More!

Sample Gaming Schedule

The scheduled gaming will ensure that players interested in the longer and more complex games will know when and where those will be happening and can reserve their seats. However, we will also set aside times for numerous popular (light, medium, and family friendly) game sessions, so gamers will know when they can stop in for a round or two of their favorites.

Just a few of the popular & family games requested by our gamers for the 2020 cruises included:

PandemicLords of Waterdeep7 WondersTicket to Ride
Race for the GalaxySettlers of CatanTiny Epic GalaxiesPandemic: Fall of Rome
Terra MysticaCarcassonneApples to ApplesOnward to Venus

 Be sure to let us know what you want to play when you register to ensure your favorites are on the Schedule and in the Game Library.

Role-playing Games: One of our great gamers has volunteered to host a Dungeons & Dragons session for the Spring 2022 cruise!

Some of our gamers have offered to host role-playing games for past events, including: Dungeons & Dragons, Firefly, Star Trek, and Demon Hunters. They often offer options for seasoned and newbie players and players are able to play through a number of sessions or stop in for just one. 

These games will be included in the Scheduled Games to ensure you can reserve your spot for the adventure you most desire. More details, including the systems to be used, will be available closer to the cruise. Let us know if any of these are of interest to you when you register!

We are always seeking volunteers to GM games and we will announce games as they come available.

Open Gaming: For those who would prefer to do more open gaming, we will have a full Game Library! Check-out games from our Library and/or BYOG. We will help you find players, wherever they are on the ship, and there will be room in the Private Gaming Area for Open Gaming, also!

Board Gaming Convention
Board Gaming Cruise

Access to our Game Library: Not only will we be bringing all of the games that will be on the Gaming Schedule, but stacks of other games – of all types – that you can enjoy. Your Gaming Pass allows you access to games from our Game Library. Once all the votes are counted, we will distribute a Game Library list (approximately two months before the cruise). Anyone interested in adding games to the Game Library is welcome to do so, or feel free to BYOG to host a game yourself.

Access to our Private Gaming Area: Don’t worry about trying to find a free table between dining hours in some corner of the ship. Your Gaming Pass gives you access to our Private Gaming Area and the number of Gaming Passes has been limited to ensure that everyone with a Gaming Pass has a seat at the (game) table.

Open Gaming space will be available in the Private Gaming Area, also.

Reserved Gaming Seats: Your Gaming Pass lets you reserve a seat at the table for your favorite games – no wondering what you will have a chance to play or wandering around to find enough gamers ready to play it. When you register, you can let us know the games you want to play to ensure your top choice is on the Gaming Schedule.

Approximately a month before the cruise, we will send an e-mail with a link to a site that will allow you to reserve a seat for the game you want to play in each session. Each person’s first choice will be reserved in advance  and you will know you can play the games you want to play, when you want to play them!

Of course, you are welcome to do a combination of Scheduled Gaming, Open Gaming, or Vacationing. This is your vacation and you decide how you want to spend it.

…and more: We are always working to make this an even better vacation for our guests and will add details here once we confirm availability of more great things to do. Email and let us know what could make this an even better experience for you.

Of course, you will need to be on the cruise to enjoy all the fun, so go to the Event and Rooms tabs for more details on the cruise.


We are excited that Chess Atlanta has joined us to present even more opportunities for fun!

Chess Camp for Youth (Ages 5 – 17) – $199

Each day of the cruise, your children will learn chess skills from International Chess Master, Carlos Perdomo.


Chess Clinics for Adults (Ages 18+) – $199

An entirely separate program for adult chess players is also available from International Chess Master, Carlos Perdomo.


As an International Master, winner of three GA State Championships, and one of the top three highest rated players in Georgia continuously since 2002, Coach Carlos has over ten years of providing quality instruction to students of all ages. Under his leadership, the Emory University Chess Team defeated Duke, Yale, and Stanford in 2004. Additionally, many of his students have gone on to victory at local, regional, state, and national competitions.

Allure of the Seas

When it comes to epic vacations, the most awarded ship in the world dials adventure way, way up. Explore deck-defying discoveries, world-class dining, and the best cruise entertainment onboard Allure of the Seas®.
This Oasis Class favorite brings adventure to soaring new heights. Discover next-level thrills on every deck of Allure of the Seas®, from white-knuckle zip line rides ten decks up to totally splashworthy spaces for kids, like the interactive H20 Zone℠ Water Park. Get down after dark with more bars than any ship out there and savor a world of possibilities right onboard. Recognized for its dazzling onboard entertainment, thrilling attractions and wanderlust-fueled itineraries, this ship has already been named Best Large Cruise Ship, Best for Entertainment, and Best Individual Ship — and it’s just getting started.

Deck Plans


Things to Do Onboard

Included on Royal Caribbean International

  • Well appointed staterooms including TV, shower/bath, hair dryer and more
  • MyTime or Traditional fine dining in the main restaurants, casual fare, bars, lounges and more
  • Broadway musicals, ice skating shows, guest entertainers, parties and parades and RCI original productions (on select ships)
  • Entertainment venues including the Adventure Ocean Youth Program, mini golf, rock climbing, table tennis, inline skating, ice skating, Zipline and FlowRider (on select ships)
  • Access to the fitness center, fitness classes, sports court, boxing ring, jogging track and swimming pools
  • Duty Free shops and boutiques

Also available onboard are specialty restaurants. User fees may apply to some services.

You can work with our exclusive travel agency to select exciting shore excursions.

An automated system is coming, but ask your travel agent in the meantime!

Our exclusive travel agency is working with a group called Uplift to help finance vacations. Ask for more information when you connect with them.

  • Uplift offers access to low-interest rates.
  • There are no late fees and no pre-payment penalties.
  • Eligibility and loan terms are based on multiple factors including your credit profile.
  • Would you like to receive a text message or email from Uplift to check your rate and submit your pre-approval request? Data and message rates may apply.
  • Checking your rate will NOT impact your credit score.