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The World’s Best Casino Cruises


You’ve probably received recommendations to visit the casino at some point in your life, especially in and around the Las Vegas strip.

In fact, wherever you are in the world, there are plenty of land-based casino locations that offer up the best games and glitz in the business – the only problem is choosing which one to visit. But, did you know that some of the best casino experiences actually take place within the ocean’s expanse? Before you book that flight to Sin City, you may want to check out these cruise opportunities which make for some of the best vacations for sun worshippers and, at the same time, lovers of casino gaming.

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Oasis of the Seas

A member of Royal Caribbean Cruise lines and one of the largest ships in the world, this Oasis-class cruise offers the opportunity to vacation like no other, spending the day by the pool and the nights at one of the various tables inside Casino Royale, the onboard casino spanning an impressive 1,800 square feet.

Traveling from Miami, Florida to the miraculous clear waters of the Bahamas, Oasis of the Seas provides scheduled casino tournaments with a variety of classic casino games. Stylish bars accent the casino throughout, serving tropical cocktails to get you in that island mood. There is truly something for everyone who steps aboard and, for the gamer, even more.

Queen Mary 2

Queen Mary 2, operated by Cunard cruise lines, is a flagship with an incredible style that exudes royal excellence. With routes from the U.S. to the U.K. and beyond, it’s a great option for contemporary gamers that appreciate a higher standard of entertainment. While all Cunard ships have casinos onboard, Queen Mary 2 contains a giant casino area named “The Empire.”

Its name undoubtedly holds true as famous directors and actors alike have enjoyed the variety offered here; there are a whopping 99 slot machines and 12 gaming tables where passengers can enjoy poker, roulette, and different variations of blackjack from America and Europe, with the dealer either receiving one card for the European type or two cards (one face-up and one down) for the American type. With routes traveling through the United States and Europe, the games are perfectly designed for any traveler whatever their origins or final destination.

Azmara Journey

Azmara Journey is a smaller ship compared to many others on the list with a capacity just reaching 700, but with a magnificent casino center all the same, allowing passengers to get to know one another while sipping drinks and playing cards. In addition to the casino, there are also a variety of luxury boutiques onboard which mirror the ships destinations, traveling, as it does, to some of the most sophisticated places in Europe such as Sweden, Monte Carlo, and France. So after playing a few rounds of blackjack, poker, or roulette, you can head on down to the shops and purchase the perfect dinner outfit for a glamorous night out wherever the ship docks.

Freedom of the Seas

Moving through the deep waters of the Southern Caribbean, Freedom of the Seas is one of the bigger ships from Royal Caribbean, a stunning vessel with many dining area options and a great customer service and housekeeping staff that keeps the huge ship spick and span at all times.

In the flagship’s casino, also named Casino Royale, passengers can enjoy different varieties of poker such as Texas Hold’em and 3 card poker, roulette, blackjack, and many slot machines. A bonus is that the cruise ship staff offers gaming classes that you can join at different times of the day to brush up on your skills or even learn new strategies.

Celebrity Cruises

Traveling to some of the most interesting places on the list such as as Asia and Alaska and including 11 different cruise options, many believe that Celebrity Cruises are the best of the best.

There is also a diverse range of things to do onboard such as spa treatments in a gorgeous wellness center, dance lessons, and even trivia contests. However, the  greatest of these is no doubt the Fortune Casino which houses almost 200 slot machines, an electronic Texas Hold’em table, and multiple table games. Needless to say, you’ll never get bored whilst traveling with Celebrity Cruises.

spa cU53ZFBr3lk unsplashThe spa aboard Celebrity Cruises is the perfect afternoon plan after a long day at the casino table

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