How many cruisers out there use the "free" offers from the Casinos for cruising?

Several casino chains now offer free or reduced cruises for Princess and Carnival. Free cabin for two BUT you do have to pay port fees and taxes which is nominal. You don't need to be a "high roller" to qualify and there are no hidden costs. Anybody out there sailing this way? Also, how many of you are comped free cruises or cash by the ship for playing on board?

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I've gotten a few "reduced rate" cruises, but have never taken them up on them.

If it were to be a "free" cruise, I would probably take them up on it.

(Then again, the penny slots don't help my chances of that happening very wellHappy)

There is a member of our social group that gets free cruises and stuff, but he is a professional gambler and travels all over to play cards. Most time it seems he gets free air and hotels.

Stations Casinos which owns numerous properties in Las Vegas reward players based on play (not necessarily dollar amount) and points that are earned when a multiplier day is in play can really add up...therefore that 20 cent penny machine bet is worth $2.00 on a 10x multiplier day. I have been given a free 10 day cruise by Princess when all I played out of pocket was $100. BUT i was lucky and kept rolling the same money over and over so it's difficult to tell. The casino host said how long and how often you play is definitely a factor .

I wish! I need to find these cruises. I know "free" is never FREE but I would take up any chance for cruising. But it would have to be based on time played and not necessarily a tourney or cash because I'm a penny slots person... Would be a nice way to expand my brand horizons too.

I think it is based on money played through the machine (it doesn't necessarily have to be your money; it includes winnings that you played).

Guess we aren't gamblers because we've never seen any "free cruise" offers at casinos. It may also be that we have to go to the next state over to gamble. It's not worth the driving time, so we don't. When a full-service casino hits our state, we'll check it out. Honestly, with all the legal roadblocks erected in advance of actual building, it will be a miracle if it ever happens.

Station Casinos owns and operates Red Rock Casino Resort Spa, Green Valley Ranch Resort Spa Casino, Palace Station Hotel & Casino, Boulder Station Hotel & Casino, Santa Fe Station Hotel & Casino, Wildfire Rancho and Wild Wild West Gambling Hall & Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, Texas Station Gambling Hall & Hotel and Fiesta Rancho Casino Hotel in North Las Vegas, Nevada, and Sunset Station Hotel & Casino, Fiesta Henderson Casino Hotel, Wildfire Boulder, Wildfire Sunset Casino and in Henderson, Nevada. They offer Princess Cruises either free or at discounted rates depending upon your play.

Caesars Entertainment (previously Harrahs) owns and operates casinos all over the US including riverboats and are generally named Harrahs . They offer Carnival Cruises either free or at discounted rates depending upon your play.

Both casino chains used to have giveaways with semi-expensive "junk" that they gave away on a regular basis. The cruise program allows them to reward their customers with a better "prize" in the form of a cruise and I would guess they are well compensated by the various cruise lines for sending casino players..

Go to the casino websites and see benefits tabs.

My husband and I have both gotten offers from Royal casino. His was a comped inside cabin and mine was an inside cabin for $250 on a 8 day cruise of Eastern Caribbean. This happened when cruise ships could no longer stop at Cuba and Royal needed to fill the ship. We paid port charges and taxes about $250. On board charges were about $500 including 3 days for internet. I hope to never have an inside cabin again. But for the price it was a very nice break. No pressure to gamble although my husband did.

hi, I just received a free cruise offer from my casino in western NY. it is through the Royal Caribbean Casino Royale. Of course, I am skeptical. Is that truly the only fee that you paid was the taxes, fees? And you did not have to sign anything that promises to spend so much playing at the casino? My offer is a free inside cabin for 2. Did you upgrade to a better cabin and if so, can I ask how much it was ? thanks for any additional info Laura

There is no pressure to gamble. The only fee we paid was for taxes and fees. About $250 for an 8 day Caribbean cruise. You could upgrade but we did not. Our expenses for daily tips, drinks and 3 days of internet was $550. Because it was an unplanned trip, I did my best to keep our expenses down. Hope this helps you.


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