Carnival cruise lines
Carnival Cruise Lines, a member of the World’s Leading Cruise Lines, is by far the largest cruise line, currently with 22 ships, and its casinos are among the largest on the high seas. In addition to blackjack, they offer roulette, craps, Caribbean stud poker, Caribbean draw poker, three-card poker and of course slots.
For serious players, Carnival casinos offer blackjack tables with a $25 minimum and $500 maximum. The higher minimum (Carnival also offers tables with $5 and $10 minimums) tends to produce a more consistent level of play. Carnival says it also is willing to make higher maximums available for players who obtain approval prior to sailing. The blackjack dealer in Carnival casinos also stands on soft 17, which is consistent with casino rules in Las Vegas and more favorable to the player than the policy of requiring the dealer to hit soft 17 as is found on some other cruise lines.
Carnival also offers craps with double odds (many cruise lines offer only single odds) with a pass line minimum of $5 and maximum of $200, and again is willing to make higher maximums available for players who obtain approval prior to sailing.
The Ocean Players Club is a unique players club that is now in place on all of the ships of the World’s Leading Cruise Lines. It offers something for every level of player from awards for playing slots* to credit lines and higher betting limits for high rollers. Players can earn points towards complimentary beverages, free gifts, discounts off onboard services, future cruise benefits and even cash back rebates on future cruises.
The rewards can be redeemed on Carnival or on other member of the World’s Leading Cruise Lines, including Holland America, Princess, Cunard, Costa, Windstar and Seabourn.
All Carnival Cruise Lines’ vessels have a dedicated casino host to welcome you and answer your questions. All of the larger Carnival casinos host slot and blackjack tournaments as well as other events. For more information, visit the Ocean Players Club.