citing poor turnouts for their poker tournament finals, Carnival will no longer be offering satellite tournaments. You can still play cash games on board, and tournaments will be limited to individual sailings, with prizes commensurate to the number of paid entries.
However, Carnival will begin hosting Magic the Gathering ( and possibly Pokémon ) tournaments on several of their ships. The first is scheduled for October on a yet to be determined sailing. E-mails will be sent when a decision is made on this.
So, build your best decks, or get your kids to do it. They are eligible too as there will be no age limits. You may win a seat in the finals for cash prizes.