Las Vegas at sea? Today's cruise ships host many different gaming options which range between games for newcomers to high stakes gambling tables for more seasoned players. Most of the medium to large ships offer Blackjack, countless slot machines, Caribbean stud poker, Roulette and craps. Aloha Cluster Pays
Casino size and collection of games ranges from basic to large and lavish Vegas style casinos. It is essential to understand that while ships are permitted to open their casino in international waters, they are closed during port.
If gaming is a particularly important part of your respective cruise, bear in mind that on some itineraries such as for example as an example Bermuda, where you dock for several days, gaming time is limited. Also, understand that as a result of Hawaii laws, you will find no casinos on NCL America ships based there, including Pride of Aloha, Pride of America and Pride of Hawaii. Similarly, casinos can stay open when cruising Alaska's Inside Passage unless they are within three miles of a port.
Tournaments continue to have popularity of all cruise ships with larger casinos. Carnival Cruise Lines, Royal, NCL and Princess are among those who feature slot and blackjack tournaments. Aloha Slot
In the last several years the growing popularity of Texas Hold-em Poker has induced a few of the lines to incorporate live poker tables and conduct "no-limit" gambling tournaments several times through the cruise. And last year, the finals of the World Poker Tournament were held aboard a Holland America ship.
Princess Cruises recently added automated Poker Pro tables for some of its ships. And don't ignore Bingo which will be creating a comeback as a result of new games and higher jackpots.
If you enjoy gaming, ask your cruise specialist to analyze any upcoming promotions or gambling tournament that may be of interest to you. And once you get aboard, ensure you introduce yourself to the casino floor manager to have an update on casino happenings by yourself particular cruise.
Alas, the "free" drinks of Las Vegas aren't a tradition aboard cruise ships but the pit bosses CAN buy you the casual beverage if you need to be spending lots of time (or money) attempting to beat Lady Luck. For information on upcoming gaming cruises, have a look at CruiseJungle community boards.
The Ocean Players Club, is operated by Carnival Corporation on the ships of the World's Leading Cruise Lines consisting primarily of Carnival Cruise Lines, Princess Cruises, Holland America, Costa Cruises, Cunard and Seabourn. Membership in the Ocean Players Club is free and enrollment is coordinated aboard with the casino host.
This club has something for everybody, regardless of playing level. You will see awards for playing the slots and adjustable betting limits for the high rollers. Players can earn points employed for free gifts, discounts on onboard services, complimentary beverages and discounts on future cruises.