Players set sail today for PartyPoker Million

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Poker players from around the world will set sail from Venice today for a week of poker action aboard the MSC Poesia cruise liner for the PartyPoker Million VI.

The eight-day cruise will take players around the Mediterranean with stops at several ports before returning to Venice. However, most of the action will be on board, in the Michael Gracz and Mike Schneider.

The inaugural Party Poker Million was the first Hold'em tournament to offer a $1 million first prize, the first to combine direct buy-ins with online qualifiers and the first to hold its finals on a cruise liner. It also made history, as Kathy Liebert's victory marked the first $1 million tournament win by a woman.

Many of the players heading to the Mediterranean for this year's Million are qualifiers who won their way to the event on PartyPoker.com. The poker site was giving out prize packages worth $12,000 that included the $8,200 buy-in for the No-Limit Texas Hold'em main event plus $2,700 for accommodations and the cruise and $1,100 in spending money.

The poker players will be happy to know the cruise ship offers a massive cardroom that will be open 24/7 during the cruise. For the family members along for the ride, there are plenty of other activities and facilities on board to keep them occupied including mini golf, restaurants, tennis courts, pools, spas, cinemas, shopping and more.

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