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Everything You Need to Know About Cruise Ship Casinos

Which ships have roulette tables? Read on to find out. - Photo by Jacob Wackerhausen / Thinkstock

Whether you’re an avid poker player or just like to try your luck on the slot machines, cruise ship casinos offer a little something for everyone, without a flight to Las Vegas.

While some cruise lines offer more games than others, blackjack, poker, roulette, and slots are standard on all ships except Silversea Cruises, which don’t allow poker. Here’s what cruise lines offer in their casinos so you can take a gamble on your next cruise:

Cruise LineGamesMinimum BetsPenny Slots
Azamara Club Cruises

Blackjack, roulette, three-card poker, slots. 

$3-$5 for table games; penny slots. 

Gaming lessons available.

Age: 18; 21 on Alaska sailings.

Payment: Cash, onboard account, or pre-approved line of credit.

Smoking is permitted.

Carnival Cruise Lines

Blackjack, roulette, three-card and electronic poker, craps, bingo, slots. 

$5 for blackjack and craps; $1 for roulette; penny slots.

Card tournaments on select sailings.

Age: 18

Payment: Cash or onboard account.

Smoking is permitted; there are non-smoking areas.

Celebrity Cruises

Blackjack, roulette, three-card and electronic poker, Texas Hold ’em, , craps, slots. Baccarat and let it ride are available by request on Celebrity Reflection, Celebrity Silhouette, Celebrity Eclipse, Celebrity Equinox, and Celebrity Solstice. Number of tables and slots varies by ship. 

Varies for table games; $5 for blackjack; penny slots.

Age: 18; 21 on Alaska sailings.

Payment: Cash or onboard account.

Smoking is not permitted.

Costa Cruises

Blackjack, three-card and five-card poker, fun 21, roulette, slots.

$5 for card games — $3 on port days from 8-9 pm and sea days 2-6 pm; $1 for roulette.

Age: 18.

Payment: Cash.

Smoking is not permitted.

Crystal Cruises

Blackjack, craps, roulette, three-card and electronic poker, Texas Hold ’em, slots. Mini-baccarat is available upon request. 

$5 for table games; penny slots.

Age: 18.

Payment: Onboard account, cash, or line of credit established before sailing.

Smoking is not permitted.
Cunard Line

Blackjack, three-card poker, roulette, slots. 

25 cents for roulette; $1 for blackjack and poker; penny slots.

Age: 18.

Payment: Cash or onboard account.

Smoking is not permitted.

Disney Cruise Line

These ships do not have casinos.

These ships do not have casinos.

These ships do not have casinos.

Holland America LineBlackjack, roulette, craps, three-card poker, Texas Hold ’em, slots. $5 for table games; $1 for roulette, and Texas Hold ’em; penny slots. 

Lottery, tournaments in slots or blackjack, free gaming lessons, and Club 21, a frequent players club with opportunity to earn rewards for every game you play.

Age: 18.

Payment: Cash, onboard account, cash advance. Slots only use card registered with onboard account.

Smoking is permitted.

MSC CruisesBlackjack, poker, roulette, chemin de fer, punto banco, trente et quarante, slots, bingo. 

$5-$10 for table games; penny slots.

Tournaments.

Age: 18 on Mediterranean sailings; 21 on Caribbean sailings.

Payment: Cash, credit card, or onboard account.

Smoking is permitted on all ships except MSC Divina.

Norwegian Cruise Line

Blackjack, craps, roulette, let it ride, three-card poker, Texas Hold ’em, pai gow poker, baccarat, slots. 

$5 for table games; penny slots.

Tournaments in blackjack, slots, and Texas Hold ’em; free lessons on a variety of games; reward program is available.

Age: 18.

Payment: Cash or chips.

Smoking is permitted.

Oceania CruisesBlackjack, poker, roulette, slots. 

$10 for 2 blackjack tables; $25 for 1; $5 for all others.

Age: 18.

Payment: Cash or chips.

Smoking is not permitted.

Princess Cruises

Blackjack, roulette, craps, Texas Hold ’em, three-card and five-card poker, let it ride, slots, bingo. Table games vary by ship. 

$3-$5 for table games; penny slots on some ships.

Blackjack, Texas Hold ’em, and slot tournaments, table game lessons, and a lottery.

Age: 21; 18 in Australia or the U.K.; 20 in Japan.

Payment: Onboard account or cash.

Smoking is permitted except on smoke-free nights.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Blackjack, poker, roulette, mini-craps, slots.

$10 for 2 blackjack tables; $25 for 1; $5 for all others.

Age: 18.

Payment: Cash or chips.

Smoking is not permitted.

Royal Caribbean International

Blackjack, roulette, craps, poker, slots. 

$3-$5 for table games; penny slots. Table games vary by ship.

Blackjack, Texas Hold ’em, and slot tournaments; rewards program; and game lessons.

Age: 18; 21 on Alaska sailings.

Payment: Cash, onboard account, or pre-approved line of credit.
Smoking is permitted.

Seabourn Cruise LineBlackjack, roulette, slots; poker is available on select days. $5-$100.

Age: 21.

Payment: Cash, onboard account, traveler’s checks.

Smoking is not permitted.

Silversea CruisesBlackjack, roulette, slots. None.

Gaming lessons.

Age: 18.

Payment: Cash or cash advances.

Smoking is not permitted.

Windstar Cruises

Blackjack, poker, roulette, slots. 

$5 for table games.

Age: 21.

Payment: Cash.

Smoking is not permitted.



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