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Old 06-10-2008, 03:32 PM
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Just wondering if the drinks are free in the casino on Sapphire Princess, only reason I'm asking is cause was on a NCL and didn't find out untill the cruise was half over that they were free in the casino if you were playing a machine, couldn't believe it!
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Old 06-10-2008, 04:12 PM
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Hi Wendy,

Well, you're smarter than me. I've been on 3 NCL cruises and never had a free drink offered in the casino. We didn't spend a lot of time there, but managed to leave some money in the slot machines. I got the impression that a person needed to be a rather heavy player to get free drinks, but if they really are free, I'll be checking that out on my next cruise. Thanks for the tip.
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Old 06-10-2008, 05:22 PM
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Wendy, that may have been true on NCL, but don't expect any freebies on Princess. As Judy said, I've heard that the high rollers will occasionally get a free drink; but it's not a general policy that the players drink free.

They do occasionally have "happy hour" specials; and I think I remember some free champagne to the "tournament" players. But you are really paying for it with your "buy in".

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Old 06-10-2008, 05:48 PM
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Well we weren't high rollers, as a matter of fact my sister would sit at a penny machine put her few bucks in and would get her free drink, was cheaper then the bar, and I also played slots and was always offered a drink or 2 or 3 lol, and our limit was $20 a night of slots. On another note I did book on the Princess Sapphire leaving a week from this sat. really excited, got the lido deck way forward which I'm thinking should be just fine, last min. prices wooohooo
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Old 06-11-2008, 08:41 AM
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I have lost enough in the Princess casinos to pay for at least 2 cruises and have received maybe 2 free drinks. I think that was only because the casino host felt so sorry for me. It is definitely not the "norm" on Princess ships.
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