MEET YOUR NEW BESTIES
SILVANA & RICH MORICI
Since 2010, Silvana and Rich, TAP-certified bridge instructors, have owned the ACBL-Top 10 club, Sagamore Bridge Club and recently, the largest online virtual club, Alliance Bridge Club and both are certified directors of the American Contract Bridge League..
Together, they host online bridge lessons for every level player with their extensive online teaching program that can be found at www.BestBridgeLessons.com.
Silvana was recognized and awarded the prestigious ACBL Nadine Wood award, received the Lifetime Achievement in Bridge Gordon Duffy Award and was crowned "The Godmother of Online Bridge" by her peers for her dedication to keeping bridge alive in the clouds during the Covid pandemic.
In 2020, she led the national bridge task force as the Chairperson of Bridge Teaching on behalf of the American Contract Bridge League, while Rich onboarded all of the bridge clubs around the country online to host duplicate games for their own clubs and players.
Currently, they have joined forces with the other "King and Queen of Bridge", Roberta and Arnold Salob, to accompany bridge players on fabulous bridge-experiences at sea with their exceptional travel agency, Bridge Holidays, LLC.
ROBERTA & ARNOLD SALOB (recently retired)
Roberta and Arnold Salob were the founders of an outstanding bridge travel agency, Bridge Holidays LLC. Since 1991, they accompanied bridge groups around the world on some of the most luxurious ships that sailed the seven seas. For twenty-five consecutive years, Bridge Holidays received the prestigious
"Top Ten" award from Crystal Cruises. They rolled out the red carpet for their group.
Roberta Salob also founded the "Robera Sez" bridge series on Long Island, NY, where she taught over 20,000 enthusiastic students and players how to play bridge. Her classes were the largest in-person bridge classes on the East Coast. "Robera Sez" materials can be found at www.RobertaSez.com.
As the past president of the American Bridge Teacher's Association, Roberta was a leading spokesperson for improving the standards of bridge teaching and directing.
As author of the Roberta Sez Bridge Guide and many books from beginners to serious competition, Roberta made the learning of bridge easy and fun.
Roberta and Arnold are both retired as of 2021 and have turned the reigns over to Silvana and Morici to continue their fabulous legacy in Bridge.
You will adore sailing with our bridge family - we see to it that you are entertained day and night with our exclusive bridge program, plus all that our luxury ships have to offer. We love what we do, and you will too!
Silvana and Rich
WORKING BEHIND THE SCENES
Stephanie began her career in travel in 1977 working for Delta Airlines in the Customer Service Department and as a ticket agent in Manhattan.
In 1994, she then went on to become a Corporate Travel Agent booking business trips for many large NYC accounts.
For the past 11 years, Stephanie has been working as a cruise specialist for Bridge Holidays, which began as a weekend job and evolved into a “labor of love” as a full time career.
Anyone who has had the pleasure of working with Stephanie can attest that she works hard to make all of your wishes come true. Bridge Holidays is lucky to have her on our team.
We are nothing without our Stephanie!
Ilyse worked in wholesale retail for the last 28 years, while dabbling in travel & hospitality. Like many others, the pandemic break prompted her renewed focus in the travel industry and we are excited to have her join Bridge Holidays.
She works mainly behind the scenes assisting us with onboard bridge program preparation and the many small details that make Bridge Holidays unique and special. Her attention to detail and extensive creativity has been an invaluable asset to us all.
Ilyse is the one that researches the next best cruise itinerary, gets you the newest and latest information on our website and through our email communications, and she curates all of our special pillow gifts for our happy cruisers. She secures your ACBL silver points, too!
We do not know how we lived without her!