Going on a cruise is one of the most relaxing vacations you can have. There are many exotic places to see. Then there are all of the many different people you can meet. There are however cruise ships that have something that might keep you on the ship. That is casino gambling, for more on this experience and variety of games check out a previous article. We will be going into some of the best and top cruise ships that offer casino gambling along with four of the top games.
Starting on the list is Norwegian Epic. This cruiser is an astonishing 1,081 feet long. The cruise ship’s casino is aptly named Epic Casino. The games you can find there are Blackjack, Craps, and Roulette. There are many different slots you can play too. The game of Blackjack is a fan favourite on Norwegian Epic.
The game of Blackjack is all about trying to beat the dealer. To beat your dealer your hand needs to be of a higher value than the dealers. The other way is by the dealer drawing a hand that goes over twenty-one. The last way is with your first two cards value twenty one and the dealer’s hand does not. Then there are the ways that you lose to the dealer. Your hand equals over twenty-one. At the end of a round of play the dealer’s hand has more value than yours, then you lose the round. Always remember it is not like a poker game, the other people playing at the table has nothing to do with you winning, it is you against the dealer.
The second in our lineup is the Queen Mary Two. This cruise ship is one of the flagship liners from Cunard Line. It offers a cozy feel with one hundred slots to play and twelve table games. You can find games such as Blackjack, Roulette, Craps, Three Card Poker, and Caribbean Stud poker. The casino brings the feel of a land-based casino to the high seas, think of Monte Carlo but with waves. The game of Caribbean Stud is a popular variant on five-card stud poker here.
Caribbean Stud is you against the house or dealer if you like. There are a few slight differences than a five-card stud. There is no bluffing in Caribbean Stud. There is no draw of cards made. You are not playing against other players.
Each player will make a bet or ante to start the game. The dealer will deal out five cards to themselves face down except for generally the last one. This last one will be placed face up. Then the players have a chance to look at their five cards and decided either to fold or up the ante usually two times the initial ante bet. If a player decides to fold they will need to wait till the next round of play.
Once that is completed then the dealer will do what is called “open the hand” however to do so conditions must be met. The dealer must have an Ace/King or higher. The lowest they can have is Ace, King, four, three, two. If the dealer can not “open” there hand then you will win your original ante at a one to one and your extra ante becomes a “push” which comes back to you.
The other part of the play is if the dealer can “open” the hand and your cards are higher than the dealers you win one to one. The extra bet or ante is paid out if you win on a sliding scale, check out the scale before you start playing. If the dealer’s hand is higher than the one you have the dealer wins the ante and your extra bet/ante. The game is a great way to spend your time on the Queen Mary Two as you are riding the seas.
The third best top cruise ship that has a casino is any of the Celebrity Cruise ships, the only exception is the Celebrity Xpedition. These cruises offer upscale cruising and casino gaming at its finest. With a huge selection of slots and table games, you will never have a dull gambling moment. They offer Craps, Roulette, Three Card Poker, Blackjack, and even Texas Hold’em which is always a favourite. These casinos called Fortunes Casinos hold tournaments which make these cruises especially unique. Texas Hold’em game has been a favourite for quite some time. The attention that it got from online casino poker and sites such as World Series of Poker is why it is always a favourite to play.
The object of the game is to create the best hand to bet other players with. The start of the game is where you place your starting bet, you are given two cards, these are your “hole” cards. The dealer will deal out three cards face up this is called the “flop” after this there is another round of betting. You can either bet, raise, fold, or check. A fourth card is then put down face up, this is the “turn” card. Another round of betting either raise, call, fold, or check. Then the final card is dealt face-up, this is the “river” card. You can either win by doing a “showdown” where players reveal their hand if they have the best hand then they win. The other is where a player will raise so much that all other players will fold, this can be to a players advantage because you do not have to have the best hand to win. You are bluffing to win. The game is very exciting and you will need to bring your poker face.
The last but not least on our list is closest to the all-around best of the best top cruise ship with a casino. The Allure of the Seas is an Oasis-class ship. This is one of Royal Caribbean cruise ships. If you are looking for a Vegas of the seas this is it. A person will find almost everything a land-based casino would have. The Casino Royale is the name of its casino. You will find Roulette, Baccarat, Craps, Blackjack, and many other table games. With all of these, you will not be short of slots to play either and do not worry about your cocktail/drink is dry, you will have someone that will gladly fill it up just like a brick and mortar casino.