On-board casinos - indispensable on cruise ships

Cruises offer many passengers unforgettable travel experiences. The noise and smell of the sea and the vastness of the sky are by no means all.

Cruise ships offer their passengers a wealth of experiences. Stylish restaurants, bars and lounges, sophisticated shows and diverse entertainment programs, extensive sports and spa offers and - depending on the size of the ship - extensive shopping options are among the onboard worlds of experience. Not to mention the ship's own casinos.

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Casino on the MS Koningsdam

Non-stop excitement and thrills on the high seas

The Chinese special administrative region of Macau, Las Vegas in Nevada or Monte Carlo come to mind first when we talk about gambling. But it doesn't take long trips to visit casinos. Cruise ships also offer relaxed and always-available visits to onboard casinos. Prepare yourself mentally for the flair of Las Vegas. The onboard casinos are available to all ship guests over the age of 18. Registration is not required in advance. Unless there is a dress code policy, you can enter in a casual, informal manner. Furthermore, the minimum bet at the gaming tables is normally 0,50 euros. The cruise ships of the US giants Carnival and Royal Caribbean, as well as those of their associated subsidiaries, offer an enthralling and spacious casino atmosphere.


Good cards with TUI Cruises too

TUI Cruises, Germany's second largest cruise operator, offers on seven modern ships, such as the Mein Schiff 1 or Mein Schiff 2 Casino evenings with roulette or blackjack in a stylish lounge atmosphere. Wines, champagne, cognacs, single malt whiskey and a selection of cigars accompany the game.

Cruising and playing with AIDA

What do the casinos on board the AIDA ships offer? AIDA Cruises, Germany's largest cruise company, promises its fans “real Las Vegas air”. Roulette, poker and blackjack are on offer. More than 40 slot machines ensure great variety with small minimum sales. The casino team offers newcomers an introduction to the world of casino games.

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Casino bar on the AIDAnova

Casino atmosphere on board the MSC ships

Well over 1.000 slot machines and countless gaming tables await players on board the entire MSC fleet. Depending on the size of the ship, casino visitors can enjoy the variety they are used to from land casinos. Players also receive other benefits. You take part in raffles and can look forward to material and cash prizes. In addition to blackjack, roulette and poker tournaments, Poker Pro (the electronic version of Texas Hold'em) or entertainment games for beginners and experienced players are offered. The boarding pass is also the casino's player card. It documents the frequency of casino visits. Highly committed players are offered additional amenities such as free drinks, dining out, free spins and more.

Norwegian Cruise Line is all about the casino

The NCL fleet has trademarked the slogan "Casinos at Sea". There is a long tradition of gambling on NCL ships. The currently 17 cruise ships offer a colorful mix of reel, video and hybrid slot machines. The game selection differs depending on the ship. There are also regular slot machine, blackjack and Texas Hold'em poker tournaments.

The shipping company offers free casino courses and the "Players Card". It grants players a variety of discounts depending on the status they have achieved. The NCL casinos have gained notoriety within the industry for a reason. In 2017, Norwegian Escape was one of the four most gigantic casino cruise ships with 318 slot machines and 28 gaming tables.


Are casinos really indispensable on board cruise ships?

The needs of cruise ship passengers are as diverse as the wide range of entertainment offered by the floating holiday paradises. The willingness to play casino games has increased, as has the visit to gambling sites on the Internet. Casinos have been an integral part of cruise ships for decades.

Where can I book a casino trip?

The most convenient and easiest way to book a casino trip is to visit a classic travel agency. Alternatively, there are the websites of the shipping companies and internet portals specializing in sea voyages, such as E-hoi, for travel bookings. Each of the providers informs about the travel destinations and the available casino offers.

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