Gamble It Up On the World's Largest Cruise Ships

Gamble It Up On the World's Largest Cruise Ships

23 Jan 2014 | 05:04 Author: Seth Shafer

If you like to gamble when you cruise you might as well go big and try your luck on some of the world's largest cruise ships.

Plenty of cruise ships now offer casinos and the chance to gamble but many are smaller casinos tucked away in a corner. If you really want to experience the very best in cruise ship gambling you'll need to step up your game.

Below we've listed some of the world's largest cruise ships, focusing on those equipped with casinos and other offerings to satisfy that gambling craving in style while you cruise the high seas.

Oasis of the Sea:

Royal Caribbean cruise lines has several entries in the world's largest gambling cruise ship list but the Oasis of the Sea might top them all. Not only is the ship over 1,000 feet long but it also offers an 18,000 square foot casino complete with nearly 500 slot machines and 27 gaming tables. You'll also get quick cocktail service while gambling as the Oasis of the Sea prides itself on a staff to passenger ratio of one crew member for every three passengers.

Norweigan Epic:

As you might expect, the Norweigan Epic is a very big boat, checking in at 1,081 feet long. You can enjoy live Cirque du Soleil shows on board and try a few spins yourself in the Epic Casino, which offers an elegant atmosphere with hundreds of slots as well as table games including blackjack, craps, and roulette.

Freedom of the Seas:

This Royal Caribbean cruise liner is just over 1,100 feet long and offers plenty of gambling options, although its casino is slightly smaller than the one on Oasis of the Sea. The Vegas-style Casino Royale casino has over 10,000 square feet of gaming floor and over 300 slots and 19 table games to choose from, including popular options such as blackjack and roulette.

Queen Mary 2:

Cunard Line's flagship cruise liner offers up fun in large doses, although its casino is on the cozy side. Two different gambling areas feature just over 100 slots and 12 gaming tables in total, with players given the option of trying their luck at blackjack, three card poker, craps, roulette, and Caribbean Stud poker.

Royal Princess:

Princess Cruise Lines weighs in with its 1,083 foot long cruise ship that offers plenty of great casino options such as the standard fare of slots and blackjack as well as progressive jackpots on many games and daily bingo games, if that's what floats your boat when it comes to more casual, social gambling.

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