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Old 06-14-2007, 06:58 PM
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Is the casino a busy area of the ship. Do you get free drinks if you are playing like you do in Vegas. Or is it the same old saying on ship "nothings for free"
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Old 06-14-2007, 07:47 PM
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Casinos are a pretty popular spot on most ships. No free drinks but the food on the ship is free, well, it's included in the fare which makes it feel kinda free.

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The casinos seem the busiest right after one of the big shows lets out.
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Old 06-15-2007, 07:19 AM
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I disagree with the above posters.. sorry guys... But the Spirit during an Alaskan cruise has a very dead casino. I spend a good chunk of my cruise in the casino and was shocked to find that they were not getting a lot of business. The casino host (who I had meet on my Conquest cruise) told me that it was like this for almost every cruise. Something about the Alaskan cruises I guess. They even closed down at what I thought was an early hour. I do not remember for sure, but I think the also said the Hawian cruises were the same... So, while in the Caribbean, the casino is a hot spot of activity, the same can not be said for the Spirit cruises.

As for getting free drinks like in Vegas... no. They are the only game in town and they know it. I have gotten a couple of free drinks, but we were there every night and playing a LOT of money. But they are not the norm. If you get a free drink, take it as a signal that you are spending too much
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Well, that's the Man that knows. Thanks Jim.

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Old 06-17-2007, 06:14 AM
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A friend of mine said the Spirit's casino was her favorite.
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Old 06-17-2007, 10:51 AM
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Just a note, Hawaii prohibits casinos. If you book Hawaii there will be no casino except on the west coast sailings to and from. The ships that sit in Honolulu don't even have casinos onboard.
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Old 06-17-2007, 06:35 PM
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I'll say it again; casinos hold the least of my interest when I'm cruising. Maybe because I'm only an hour or so from South Lake Tahoe and used to go up frequently. There's just better ways to occupy your time on a cruise (IMHO).
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GC, I know what you mean about so much other things to do. At the same time alot of folks like those slots for some reason and I am one of those. I try not to over do it though, they don't call those things one armed bandits for nothing.
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Old 06-18-2007, 04:26 AM
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The most I do in the casino is maybe $5 or $10 in a slot machine. Too many other fun things to do.
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