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Casino on Carnival Cruise Ship???

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by Cohiba, Feb 6, 2013.

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  1. Cohiba

    Cohiba Tourist

    Mar 12, 2012
    West Edmond, Oklahoma
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Hey All,

    My Mother-in-law is paying for a cruise for my wife, herself, and me.

    We will be leaving Galveston,Texas on the Carnival Cruise ship..Triumph.

    Give me the scoop on Carnival casinos!!! Any good odds at blackjack? How many decks of cards....any single decks???

    Slotmachines....are they as tight a a rusty bolt and nut?

    Video poker...ones to play and the ones to stay away from?

    Any and all help is very much appreciated!!!

    Sidenote: My wife and I have put off a cruise for fear of hating the crowds and being moved like a bunch of cattle. We're afraid it's going to be like an enormous hotel on the water with captive riders.

    We have moved from the Vegas Strip to Fremont/El Cortez for the slow pace and calmness. I'm a little concerned about this cruise....to Progresso and Cozumel.

    It is a free trip.....but we'd rather be in Vegas!!!!
  2. shawn s

    shawn s Low-Roller

    Mar 28, 2009
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    We sailed Triumph a year ago. The casino is small. The games were older slots. Can't speak for table games. They had a band playing pretty late. There is a bathroom right by the elevators that we didn't find until our last day. Lol! We didn't think we would enjoy the trip and certainly would never paid for it. BUT, we had soo much fun and are looking to book another cruise.
    *enjoy the main dining room. You can order whatever and as much as you want. We didn't take advantage of this and wished we would have. Order the molten cake for dessert.
    * go to as many of the shows, clubs, etc. We seemed to find everything on our last day, but we had a drink in every bar and club on the ship.
    * find a quiet deck and just relax in a lounger. Enjoy the peacefulness.
    * order room service, cause dammit, we didn't. Lol! All food is included. Just tip the room service people. I believe all tips beyond that are automatically charged to your sail and sign card. But you can still tip cash if you want.
    *the fancy coffee place is for a fee and the prices are well posted. They seemed reasonable.
    *dont spend too much time in the casino and miss out on other stuff, cause it aint vegas.
    * Have a good time. It is what you make of it!
  3. nhcris

    nhcris VIP Whale

    Nov 27, 2010
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    On my last Carnival cruise the VP pay tables were abysmal - like 6/5 DDB. Previously, I didn't recall them being that bad so your ship could be marginally better but still not good. I don't play BJ so can't help with that. The slots don't seem that much worse than Strip slots to me, although in general you can expect more older slots. Be sure you understand how your card works in the casino. It's a little confusing to new folks, but you will be fine once you figure it out.

    Cozumel can be lots of fun, but have a bit of a plan when you get there as it is a VERY busy cruise port. I have only been to Progresso once, but I quite enjoyed it as it is much more authentic than most of the ports the cruise ships stop at.

    If you feel like doing any research, check out the Forums on Cruisecritic.com.
  4. seviay

    seviay High-Roller

    Jun 21, 2011
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    I think most/all cruise ships are constant shuffle machines for BJ, which I hate. They're usually low limit ($5-10) and I think they will occasionally even do a day or night where the limit is $3 just to encourage action. If you play craps, I think the most they'll do is 2x odds (or 2.5x on the 6/8), but this could vary by ship.
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