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Old 05-28-2008, 06:13 AM
 
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Just a thought...if you're in port at Nassau, why gamble in the tiny casino on board when you can get off and take a $6 cab ride and go to the HUGE casino at Atlantis? It's kinda like people complaining about room service on board...why would anyone want to eat in their tiny room? Just a few thoughts.
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Contrary to popular opinion, bigger is not always better. I prefer the ship's casino. I like going in and out to do other things. By the way, I was not complaining. The ship will be in Nassau overnight. It would be a convenienceif ti remained open. That's all.
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Old 05-28-2008, 06:32 AM
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Contrary to popular opinion, bigger is not always better. I prefer the ship's casino. I like going in and out to do other things. By the way, I was not complaining. The ship will be in Nassau overnight. It would be a convenienceif ti remained open. That's all.
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Sorry about the typo...Fast is not always better also.
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I didn't think or mean to imply that you were complaining. There's just more diversity at Atlantis and there's always the possibility of free drinks there. VERY little chance of that on board. Plus my feeling has always been that you'll have PLENTY of time on board...why not enjoy the port you're going to!
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Contrary to popular opinion, bigger is not always better. I prefer the ship's casino. I like going in and out to do other things. By the way, I was not complaining. The ship will be in Nassau overnight. It would be a convenienceif ti remained open. That's all.
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Not to start a controversy, but I have always had better luck at the slots on the ship than Atlantis.

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Old 06-18-2008, 11:13 AM
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Hello,

I was on the Sensation this past April and the casino WAS open when docked in Nassau. My son and my dad went to the Atlantis and I stayed aboard and lost less than they did (!). They both said it felt like the slot machines were hooked up to vacuum cleaners practically sucking the money out of your hands! Free drinks -- fat chance -- guess you have to be a really big spender.

This was the first time I stayed overnight in port and didn't really think about the casino being open when it usually isn't. Just goes to show you some of don't pay enough attention...

Happy Cruising!
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Old 06-18-2008, 11:15 AM
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sorry...

some of US don't pay attention...

I rest my case!
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I rest my case!
Excellent argument Counsellor!

Seriously, I have heard a few stories myself about the Atlantis slots being tight. Who know's if it is true or not. It is the luck of the spin they say. Yet, it is odd I hear this so often in comparison to the ship's slots. At least, the ship's slots seem to give some credits so you can keep playing for a while.

I can only speak from personal experience as someone who loves the slots. Both my experiences were the same as Mary's dad and son's. I thought Hoover had bought out Bally.

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Old 06-21-2008, 11:43 AM
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I wonder if Carnival could answer the question?
You will probably get a "no", but if you call a second time will quite possibly get a "yes". It is best to call at least 5 times and the answer that gets to three first wins.

Not trying to be a wise guy, that is how it often works when you call a cruise line.

Don't know how I missed this post for so long but laughed out loud when I read it. Dave, that is so true. You never quite know what answer you'll get on many topics. If there is a port that is an exception to the rule when it comes to way things normally work, don't expect for the first answer, or even second or third for that matter to be right. A very good rule of thumb for verbal information from the cruiseline or other sources is to ask where they found that information? Is it posted anywhere on your website? I'd like to see it in writing. For something trivial like casino operations, not a big deal if they're wrong. On other issues, VERY important that what you get as verbal is correct. Always, if you're getting info on somehting of greater importance, say visa or passport info or age requirements, special needs, etc. Find out where the information can be verified in writing before taking someones word for things that may prevent you from boarding the ship. The cruiselines and many other places you'll call, do NOT take responsibility for incorrect information provided verbally. If you read the contract with their terms and conditions it will almost always have language similar to...

...This document is legal and binding and no other provisions, verbal or othwise can be construed to over ride this contract.

So beware of things you call a call center for. If its important to your trip, get it in writing!

Cheers, Neil
 
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