Bridge at Sea

Bridge Festivals on LandExclusive Bridge Cruises Personally Conducted by
Audrey Grant and the Better Bridge Team

A cruise with Audrey and the Better Bridge Team is an opportunity to be introduced to the world's most current, dynamic, bridge information. Through carefully prepared deals, you'll feel the simple elegance of how the cards work together and you'll take home tips that will improve your game. Combine bridge with cruising and you have the ingredients for an extraordinary voyage. You'll be part of the onboard, international, bridge community and find yourself arranging future cruises with your new bridge-playing friends, or deciding to play together on the Internet.

Cruise Calendar


Date Cruise Schedule Booking Information
August 23, 2014
August 30, 2014
Alaska Bridge Cruise
Holland America ms Westerdam
Bridge Program The Cruise Professionals
1-800-265-3838
September 24, 2014
October 04, 2014
Fall Canada and New England Cruise
Holland America Line
Bridge Program The Cruise Professionals
1-800-265-3838
October 15, 2014
October 28, 2014
Panama Canal
Crystal Symphony
Bridge Program The Cruise Professionals
1-800-265-3838

Never Been on a Cruise?

The Hudson was like a grand stage, the liners a superb cast of characters!

William H. Miller, Jr.
The Fabulous Interiors of the Great Ocean Liners

"As a youngster growing up in the fifties on the Hoboken shore, just across the Hudson River from the docks of New York City, I was thoroughly fascinated with the comings and goings of the great liners. There were then over 60 different passenger ships using the port. The Hudson was like a grand stage, the liners a superb cast of characters. Almost every day had at least one inbound or departing liner. But if seeing these beautiful queens was exciting, going aboard was thrilling. It was like entering some magical world. A fresh and sudden spell took hold from the very moment that you crossed the gangway, stepping from the functional steel structure of one of those long, bleak piers into the warmth, vitality and sense of excitement of a ship's entrance foyer. It was a thrill, a joy, almost a delicious bewilderment. The experience on board is matchless!" William H. Miller, Jr. The Fabulous Interiors of the Great Ocean Liners
 

Cruise Stories

From the Bridge Room – A Cruise Diary – A Warm Start

John Arblaster

The value of a vacation starts with the joy of anticipation, and for the 100-odd excited travelers who chose to join Audrey Grant and her Better Bridge team on this Caribbean bridge cruise, the run up was filled with very pleasant dreams. For those from northern climes, one of the dreams is for a February escape from the endless winter. The mind’s eye is full of turquoise water, tropical weather, perfect cuisine, pampering, languid days, and exotic ports. And there are also dreams of a super bridge program…learning better bridge from one of the world’s great teachers, and playing bridge with old and new friends. In other words: being spoiled for choice.
Click on the links below to ready John's Cruise Diary: 

 

#1 - A Warm Start       #2 - Bali High       #3 - Slow Down       #4 - A Little Magic       #5 - A Private Party
 
 
Here are links to a few more cruise stories:
A Bridge Between Friends The Adventurers The Bridge Playing Family California Dreaming
 

Frequently Asked Questions.

Q. Do I have to book through a specific travel agency?

A. Yes. The exclusive groups personally conducted by Audrey Grant and the Better Bridge Team are only available through The Cruise Professionals. The contact information is listed under Booking Information.on the Cruise Calendar.

Q. What is the bridge schedule for these private cruises?

A. There is a two-hour bridge seminar once a day, including port days. The material shares the most current tips for bidding, play, and defense. There are also two sanctioned games on most days. For more information on the daily schedule for your cruise, select Schedule on the Cruise Calendar. You can participate in these events as it suits your schedule.

Q. Do I need a partner?

A. No. The Better Bridge Team will arrange partnerships among the guests. You can feel comfortable coming to the games and lessons without a partner. Many of our guests take advantage of this service!

Q. Are the games sanctioned?

A. Yes. The duplicate games are sanctioned by American Contract Bridge League. The masterpoint awards are somewhat lower than those for awarded at a regular club game because the games are shorter (two hours) and run in a more relaxed atmosphere.