In the midst of the COVID 19 pandemic holidays are not necessarily top of everyone’s agenda. However, when the lockdowns lift and the opportunity to travel opens up again, cruises will be a great way to enjoy some time out of the country.
And if you are a gambler and like the idea of hitting the video slots or playing a hand or two of poker while you are sailing to an exotic destination, then you should check out this list of some of the most luxurious casino cruise ships the world has to offer.
Today many cruise ships offer onboard casinos that rival their inland counterparts in size and style and you may well feel like you’re walking into a casino in Macau or on the famous Las Vegas strip if you jump on board one of these. It’s worth bearing in mind too that Casino Liners have other benefits over traditional land-based gambling houses as they offer minimum wagers that are much lower than usual to attract the casual gambler and those who want to play with smaller stakes.
So, whether you are a seasoned pro or a novice gambler, setting sail on a luxury casino cruise could give you the same thrill as iconic Las Vegas casinos with the added benefit of the beautiful scenic views and fresh sea air.
Here is a look at some of the most luxurious casinos cruise ships the world has to offer.
Allure of the Seas
Operated by Royal Caribbean International and at 362m long, Allure of the Seas earns the badge of being the second biggest cruise ship in the world. Offering both Mediterranean and Caribbean cruises, this cruiser can carry around 5,400 passengers, but aside from its size, the most alluring thing is its breathtaking casino, Casino Royale.
The flashing lights and chiming sounds of the slots, the shuffling of decks of cards and the roaring excitement at the roulette table are what makes Casino Royale a favourite with casino players looking for a little bit of Vegas at sea. From penny slots to poker tables and roulette, there are thousands of square metres of games for players to explore.
Built-in 2015, the Norwegian Escape offers the very latest in design and services, including its impressive state-of-the-art award-winning onboard casino. The Norwegian Escapes 4,000 guests can pass the time on over 300 slot machines or at one of the 28 gaming tables offering blackjack, poker, roulette, craps and baccarat.
For seasoned gamblers, the Norwegian Escape has an exclusive VIP casino with three tables, which can be laid out to meet guest preferences. You can also request to increase the bet amounts above $5,000 – the maximum bet amount in the regular casino.
Refurbished in 2018, the Royal Princess cruises its 3,500 passengers along the west coast of North America. Its onboard Vegas-style casino caters for novices, casual players and high rollers with its impressive selection of slots and table games.
From craps to roulette and blackjack to traditional slots there’s plenty for passengers to explore and experience. More competitive gamblers can enter the slot and blackjack tournaments and try their hand at beating their fellow passengers.
Although not a traditional casino game, the Royal Princess also offers bingo for those who want to play but perhaps aren’t into the cards, dice and slots. The bingo games are extremely popular and can be played directly from your mobile or tablet too.
With its unrivalled elegance and grace, the Crystal Serenity is The World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line. Carrying just 980 passengers to worldwide destinations, the Crystal Serenity offers the very best in luxury casino cruises.
The elegance and glamour are carried through to its renowned Resorts World at Sea casino. Adorned with fabulous chandeliers, this stylish gambling house is full of excitement and thrilling games.
With a wide range of slots and table the casino onboard the Crystal Serenity provides luxury gaming on the high seas and some of the highest limits at sea making it a popular choice for seasoned professionals and high rollers.