When planning a trip away there are so many factors to consider – destination, transport, activities, time of year – but with a cruise, the hard work is done for you. With many interesting places to visit listed on every cruise’s itinerary, endless entertainment, food and facilities on board and extensive knowledge put into planning each trip, it’s best to leave it to the experts.
More of us are choosing the luxury cruise over many other type of holiday, and it’s no wonder – drop your bags at the port, visit multiple countries in one trip, live a truly easy and luxurious life aboard some of the most incredible ships ever imagined – what more could you want? This growing popularity has seen the cruise liners develop drastically to incorporate more of what the discerning traveller requires from their holiday – designer brands, luxury casinos, world-class entertainment, and that’s before you’ve even stepped off the ship for the first time.
If you’ve made a voyage on board any luxury cruise, you’ll have, no doubt, spent a few hours in the glittering casinos, soaking up the party atmosphere and placing a bet or two while on the water. These casino facilities are a destination in themselves for many travellers and, thanks to a growth in online gaming, casinos are more popular than ever, so we’ve shortlisted the very best 5 cruise ships that incorporate a casino-loving port too. And if you fancy a flutter before you set sail the top 10 best online casinos in the UK on Betpal will help to sharpen your skills.
For those casino lovers, Celebrity Cruises are an excellent choice with their on-board casinos rivalling some of the biggest and best land-based casinos, with better odds across a variety of games, state of the art technology, custom limits and the Blue Chip Club to join. With over 2,000 slot games, 148 tables across most of the fleet, this ship offers the best of the best.
With a $500 million fleet-wide renovation currently taking place, the first sailing, once complete, will be the Best of Western Mediterranean, sailing in May for nine nights and, with a visit to the glitzy Monte Carlo on the second evening, what more could you want from your casino focused trip?
Possibly the best cruise that Crystal – or any cruise line – could offer for the keen gambler, set aside 13 nights in March/April for the Hong Kong to Singapore cruise on board the Crystal Symphony. Perhaps add a few days to the start for a trip to the casino capital, Macau and tag a few on at the end to enjoy the delights that Singapore has to offer too.
And on those days in between? Well, you can immerse yourself in all that Resorts World at Sea casino has to offer – blackjack, craps, roulette, slots and more in a classy environment. Throw in a great selection of superb dining options, modern, sumptuous suites to reside in and stops to Vietnam, Thailand and Cambodia and you will find this cruise difficult to top.
Allure of the Seas
Royal Caribbean offers cruises across the world among their extensive fleet, but the best casino has to be on board Allure of the Seas. This ship has to be seen to be believed, with a bionic bar on its way, escape room and game shows in addition to Casino Royale – thousands of square feet of games including poker tables, slots, roulette and tournaments to partake in.
Try the 7-night Eastern Caribbean cruise from Miami, visiting Nassau in the Bahamas, Puerto Rico’s capital of San Juan and Haiti, before returning to Miami. The culture and nightlife of Miami calls and local cuisine will leave you wanting more. This cruise departs in November and every month until April 2021.
New York, Lisbon, Barcelona, Cannes, Rome – many appealing cities and all stops on the 15-day trans-Atlantic cruise from the big apple to Rome. Hop on the Norwegian Escape in April to enjoy all of these sights and, with six of the days at sea, this will give you plenty of time to head to deck seven to indulge in a little casino at sea. Slot machines go up to $100, table games have limits from $5 to $5,000 and there’s a VIP room for the high rollers for some private high limit gaming.
From the sights and casinos of Vancouver to a glacier tour, all with luxury dining, activities – sporty and relaxing – and entertainment on board too, Princess Cruises know how to put on a good trip.
Setting sail in September 2020 the 14-day ‘voyage of the glaciers grand adventure’ from Vancouver takes in national parks and a fjord of Alaska. When you want to warm up and whet your appetite for a win, the Vegas-style Princess Casino is ready and waiting. Featuring the latest slots and table games, an adjacent bar to keep your thirst quenched between games and a stunning spiral staircase, which leads to the onboard boutiques you will wonder on what kind of dream world you are living in!
Please gamble responsibly (18+ UK) – check age restrictions before participating