ACBL-sanctioned tournaments are arranged by Alice Travel and Larry Cohen.
Robert Todd is a professional bridge player and teacher whose hometown is Tallahassee, FL, but you'll find him all over the country and the world playing and teaching bridge. Robert began playing bridge at a very young age in his parents' party bridge games and came to duplicate while working on his graduate degree in Mathematics. Robert plays bridge at every level from local club to international championships. He's finished in the top 20 on the Barry Crane list (with over 1500 master points) in both 2008 and 2009, posted several top-10 finishes in National-level Pairs events with numerous partners, and won the 0-10,000 Knockout Teams at the Dallas NABC in 2014.
This Sectional is sanctioned by the ACBL and, in addition to tournament play, our bridge guests will enjoy daily, informative lessons with Robert.
Join us and earn Silver Points!
- Daily lessons with Robert
- SILVER POINTS
- Open Pairs (stratified)
- Private cocktail party
- Gratuities included
- Open bar service and fine wines and spirits throughout the ship included
- One complimentary evening of dining in both Prego and Umi Uma
- Free unlimited Wi-Fi
ACBL members can log in to look for partners. Non-ACBL members, please call the tournament chairman or Alice Travel.
Roundtrip San Francisco
Crystal Cruises' stunning "new" Symphony
July 31-August 10, 2018
San Francisco, Monterey, Catalina Island, Cabo San Lucas, San Diego, San Francisco
Starting from $3599 pp
Includes daily lessons, private party, gratuities, complimentary fine wines and spirits throughout the ship, unlimited complimentary wi-fi, two nights complimentary dining in specialty restaurants.
You must book through Alice Travel to participate in this Sectional.
Our agents will be happy to assist you with pre- and post-cruise hotel stays and transportation.
July 31 - Aug. 1: Discover why this metropolis is one of the most diverse and dynamic melting pots of culture as well as an important financial center. Stroll through Chinatown, shop at Union Square or browse through Fisherman’s Wharf. Cross the Golden Gate Bridge to discover magnificent giant redwoods and artistic Sausalito...a perfect getaway from the city.
Aug. 2: Monterey. Monterey is one of the most popular waterfront communities on the West Coast. The city is home base to the world-renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium, a leading advocate in ocean conservation, and Cannery Row, made famous by John Steinbeck’s novel about life in the seafood canning plants. Shop/taste along Fisherman’s Wharf. Catch sight of harbor seals, sea otters, and pelicans in their natural habitats at the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.
Aug. 3: Catalina Island. Golf carts and the old-fashioned and leisurely way of travel–walking–is what you’ll find. The beautiful Casino, on your approach to the pretty little town of Avalon, takes you back in time. William Wrigley, Jr. of Wrigley chewing gum fame bought the island in 1919, providing a place for his Chicago Cubs to train and developed a small resort for generations of day-trippers and honeymooners to enjoy. About 88% of the island’s acreage is protected by the Santa Catalina Island Conservancy, making Catalina’s rugged landscape a haven for wildlife.
Aug. 4: at sea.
Aug. 5-6: Cabo San Lucas. Cabo San Lucas is nestled on the southernmost tip of the Baja Peninsula, where the cool currents of the Pacific Ocean meet the warm waters of the Sea of Cortez. Commanding rock formations, timeless desert, and a translucent sea provide a compelling introduction to this tranquil resort town. Here, mile upon mile of golden sandy coves dot the shoreline while Marlin and sailfish frolic in the waters offshore. Explore the undersea world or discover bustling shops and markets for such tempting treasures as silver, jewelry, and wooden sculptures.
Aug. 7: at sea.
Aug. 8: San Diego. From the old Gas Lamp Quarter to the Horton Plaza, San Diego combines history with progress. Bordered on one side by the graceful Pacific Ocean lapping its shores and the hot desert plains on the other, this magical city is a festive and colorful attraction for tourists and locals. Close by lies graceful La Jolla, Spanish for the jewel, and Solana Beach, a community located near charming Del Mar. Whether you venture into Old Town or one of its gorgeous parks, you’ll come to understand why San Diego has established itself as one of the most popular destinations in the United States.
Aug. 9: at sea.
Aug. 10: Disembark San Francisco.
Note: Itineraries are subject to change without notice.
Crystal Cruises' Stunning "New" Symphony
In October 2017, the 50,000-ton Crystal Symphony emerged from her longest-ever makeover, a multi-million-dollar transformation which resulted in spacious new suites and penthouses, new and expanded dining options, state-of-the-art technologies, and reduced guest capacity (848) ... thereby increasing service and space ratios to be among the industry’s loftiest. Culinary inspiration comes in the form of the Waterside (open seating dining), Churrascaria (an open seating Brazilian steakhouse), Chinese-inspired al fresco dining at Silk, and the fresh and friendly new Marketplace. Still onboard: Umi Uma (the new name of Chef Nobu’s Japanese-Peruvian venue), and the well-loved Italian specialty restaurant Prego.
Free unlimited wi-fi now comes with SpeedNet accelerators, doubling satellite speed. Ultra-thin, 42-inch interactive TVs, available in all staterooms and public areas, enable guests to conveniently access their onboard folios, view the Crystal Spa & Salon, Connoisseur Wine Selection, and dining menus...and make onboard reservations, reserve shore excursions and order room service.
Per person rates shown. Prices subject to availability and change without notice. Ask Alice Travel about single occupancy rates. Port security and handling charges: $460 pp.
In the unlikely event that 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.