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Clevelanders - Horseshoe CLE Cruise offer...

Discussion in 'Comps' started by Smokey5826, Aug 17, 2012.

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  1. Smokey5826

    Smokey5826 Tourist

    Aug 23, 2010
    Cleveland, OH
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    I got an email offer earlier today (ironically as I was returning home from a trip to CLE Horseshoe) offering a complimentary cruise up to 7 days in length with inside stateroom accommodations. (email link to provided below)


    I had a few questions :

    1. Has anyone else received this email yet from the area?

    2. Has anyone taken CET up on this offer - I know you are responsible for taxes, fees, gratuity, etc... but what can I expect to pay for all of these non-included charges?

    3. Is it worth it? I have never been on a cruise, but my wife has been bugging me to go on a cruise for quite some time. Is Norwegian Cruise Lines geared more towards the 30s crowd, 40s crowd, etc... or is it a attractive to all age groups?

    Thanks for your time in advance, and I look forward to hearing some input.
  2. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

    May 4, 2009
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Many casinos do this from time to time. CET usually uses NCL due to same parent ownership. You will NOT earn points while onboard.

    By booking through CET or the Casinos At Sea (NCL), you will get a drink card for free drinks while playing onboard. Normally, you have to pay for drinks on the ship.

    We have sailed NCL many times, usually free due to donations in the casino. I would suggest visiting cruisecritic.com to learn more about them.
  3. nhcris

    nhcris High-Roller

    Nov 27, 2010
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    I sail NCL frequently and always book through their Casino at Sea department. Although I don't book through CET, I understand that the comped cruise works the same way through both. I will try to explain.

    You will have an offer for a specific type of stateroom (inside, outside, balcony, suite, etc). You are responsible for the non-commisionable fare and taxes. You will also be charged gratuites at the rate of $12 per person per day on the ship.

    To break it down, my next cruise is 7 nights out of NYC. The non-comm fare is $175 and the taxes are $141.00 So my cost without an upgrade is $316 for a 7 night cruise. I will be charged gratuities of $84 onboard.

    If you choose to upgrade your stateroom you will be charged the difference between the cost of the room you were offered and the cost of the upgraded room at the going rate at the time of your booking. It is entirely up to you whether or not you upgrade.

    My 2 favorite vacations are cruises and Vegas, and since airfare to vegas has been running between $400/$500 I am finding cruising to be the better bargain. But as far as the gambling itself goes, paytables, rules and game selection are no where near as good onboard a ship. Personally, I have had more handpays on cruise ships than in Vegas, so it works for me!
    Floozie Time!
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