Who here has experience gambling on a Cruise Ship? What Cruise line? How was the casino? Did you receive any comps? My family enjoys cruises, and I like the fact that they include gambling, even if its on a much smaller scale than in Vegas (and for much briefer periods). I have some fond memories of playing on cruise ships. I once hit a royal for $8,500 on a progressive VP machine on Carnival Freedom. Since I don't play VP very often, this was particularly cool. They even took a picture of me with a big "check", which was a bit humorous. I am not a big machine player, but I get the feeling they don't have a lot of big machine winners. Most of the cruises I have been on are Carnival, which have been fun. I typically play some bj, at least every other night. The auto shufflers stink, and the other players are typically pretty horrible. But its still fun, and I've won 1 trip and lost another. Recently it seems that Carnival cares more about players, and they are starting to send offers for a free balcony cabin for 2. Using them is not an automatic for me, as I would still be required to pay for a 2nd cabin for the kiddos - and that can be very expensive (even on Carnival). But I do have one booked on the Breeze later this year. Going forward, I think its time for us to try some other cruise lines. The newer, bigger RC ships or Norwegian line. It seems Norwegian is more "about" having gamblers on their ships? I am not sure why I think that, maybe because I hear people talking about their CET offers that are tied to NCL? Do any of you folks have a handle on the "gaming scene" on any of these ships?