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Best Casinos on Luxury Cruise Lines

Best Casinos on Luxury Cruise Lines


One of my favorite things about cruising, apart from the fabulous itineraries, are all the activities that luxury cruise lines offer including the latest and most popular slots machines and table games on board.  Nothing stirs your sense of excitement quite like the sound of coins dropping from your slot machine paying out, cards being shuffled on a black jack table, and chips being stacked on a roulette table. So much so that many passengers return to these luxurious casinos multiple times throughout their stay.

Also, if want to improve your odds before the trip you can always find other ways of experiencing a typical casino experience by switching to a full online casino site, where you can play in practice mode for free.  Casino sites offer a range of games like online roulette that give players plenty of options to match their skills and budgets, and they even offer loyalty rewards.

So, are you looking for a cruise line with luxurious casinos for your next vacation? Check out the following cruise lines which offer the most beautiful casinos on any ships!


Holland America 

Enter the stunning casinos on Holland America Line and be dazzled by what they have to offer. This cruise line offers lessons for beginners, and it welcomes experienced players. The casinos offer a wide variety of table games including Blackjack, Texas Hold ’em, and many more. Not to mention, this cruise line’s casinos are fully equipped with an extensive amount of slot machines perfect for any type of player. Holland America Line even holds Blackjack and slot tournaments in which large sums of money are awarded to the winners.




Although this cruise line is rather small, the casinos are quite luxurious. These casinos tend to be a hotspot for nightlife on the ship. This is because of how glamorous they are and how much they have to offer. Seabourn have an array of slot machines and game table to play Blackjack. Also, these casinos become very popular at night and serve as a hangout for the people aboard the ship.



Allure of the Seas

Known for having some of the friendliest staff, this cruise line’s casinos are probably some of the best any cruise line has to offer. Allure of the Seas casinos include many of your favorite table games along with slot machines for those interested. Not to mention, the casino has a smoking and a non-smoking section. Passengers rave about the staff’s excellent service and attentiveness through their stay. Allure of the Seas offers a cruise card where one can keep track of their playing and be awarded certain bonuses.  I’m not sure if this is the “largest” casino at sea, but WOW, it sure seems like it!

Allure of the Seas (Flickr: Rune)

So, if you are looking to book a vacation on a luxury cruise line, definitely check out one, which boasts a glamorous casino as well. These casinos are each unique and glitzy in their own ways!

Are you ready to double down on your next cruise adventure!

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Carmen Edelson is the Founder of Carmen's Luxury Travel. Carmen has been traveling the world for over a decade. Her travels allow her the opportunity to pursue her itch to travel to the best luxury destinations, and experience those first class tastes from around the world.


  1. Rea
    June 19, 2016 at 6:23 am

    Although I am not really into gambling, I am pretty sure a casino on a cruise makes your journey much more entertaining. I have only tried gambling once – in Las Vegas, of course 🙂 – and I must admit it’s quite fun!

    • Carmen Edelson
      June 19, 2016 at 4:14 pm

      I’m not much of a gambling either, but I do enjoy walking into the casino on cruise ships and trying my luck.

  2. Brianna
    June 19, 2016 at 11:24 am

    I’m not really into casinos, but this could be a useful post for people who cruise a lot!
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    • Carmen Edelson
      June 19, 2016 at 4:17 pm

      Most of our friends really enjoy cruising a lot, and they like playing in the casino as well.

  3. Carly Moore
    June 19, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    I feel like I live under a rock when it comes to cruises. They have actual casino’s on the ships?! Insane.
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    • Carmen Edelson
      June 19, 2016 at 4:18 pm

      On of the casinos on cruise ships are spectacular and even better than the ones on shore.

  4. Michelle W
    June 19, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    I’ve never been on a cruise, and I’ve never been to a casino (where I’m from the main gambling is done at horse races!), so I guess this would a good opportunity for me to do both! Sounds fun and luxurious!

    • Carmen Edelson
      June 19, 2016 at 4:23 pm

      If you’ve never been on a cruise ship, or walked into a casino then I would have to say it’s definitely worth it. Cruise ships these days are as large as a city. You don’t even feel like you’re out a sea.

  5. Karla Strand
    June 19, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    I’ve never been on a cruise but your posts make me think twice!

    • Carmen Edelson
      June 20, 2016 at 4:18 pm

      You have to go on a cruise at least once. I’m sure you will be hook after you see all the activities, and entertainment on the ship.

  6. Rachel Taylor
    June 20, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    A cruise is definitely on my to-do list and if i was on there I might as well have a go in the casino!

    • Carmen Edelson
      June 20, 2016 at 5:55 pm

      We’ve been on a few cruises and like to make our way into the casino in the evenings. It’s fun just to walk around and see how some of the other people are doing.

  7. TravelGretl
    June 20, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    Never done a cruise, but I always wonder what it’s like! One side of me get’s the creeps from it and an other imagines it is amazing! Hopefully will be finding out one day which one wins 😉

    • Carmen Edelson
      June 20, 2016 at 6:07 pm

      It’s easy for us to just drop off our luggage in one place and let the ship take us around to all the places.

  8. Jackie Sills-Dellegrazie
    June 20, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    Nice round-up of ships with the best casinos! Looks like a lot of fun. The level of service, too, can make or break a cruise experience.
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    • Carmen Edelson
      June 29, 2016 at 6:46 pm

      I agree it all depends on the cruise ship company, and the level of service.

  9. Samantha
    June 24, 2016 at 11:28 am

    I love the casino! But never been on a cruise shop before. It would be cool to play a slot or two while sailing the ocean blue ?

    • Carmen Edelson
      June 29, 2016 at 6:48 pm

      I really enjoy hopping around different slot machines in casinos to see which ones are the lucky ones.

  10. Halong
    August 22, 2016 at 7:33 am

    I have read your article. I like it very much. I don’t like gambling but i agree that a casino on a cruise makes your journey much more entertaining. I think that Nice round-up of ships with the best casinos! Looks like a lot of fun. The level of service, too, can make a cruise experience much better. Thanks and keep sharing… 🙂
    Keep posting and keep sharing..

  11. Brian
    October 18, 2016 at 11:02 am

    These look like some really nice casinos! I’ll have to look at the casino offered before booking a cruise. Thanks for sharing.
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    • Carmen Edelson
      October 19, 2016 at 3:49 pm

      If you enjoy playing at the casinos, I’m sure you will find games that will keep you entertained.

  12. Maria
    April 19, 2017 at 9:09 am

    Thank you for sharing this fantastic post, Carmen. I was searching for a luxury cruise that offers great games for gambling, and I’m so glad your post popped up. Now, I’ll have an easier time deciding with my partner on which cruise to go for our upcoming trip.
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    • Carmen Edelson
      April 21, 2017 at 11:04 am

      You’re very welcome, Maria! Have a great time on your upcoming trip and I hope you win big 😉

  13. khourshem
    May 11, 2017 at 3:33 am

    i never been travel before on any cruise ship, but after reading such a fantastic post, and plan to go for cruising

    • Carmen Edelson
      May 11, 2017 at 11:55 am

      Glad to hear it! Cruises are so much fun.

  14. Heather
    June 6, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    These are some awesome recommendations! The Allure of the Seas casino looks especially stunning. I’ll definitely have to save these for later!

    • Carmen Edelson
      June 6, 2017 at 1:39 pm

      Glad to hear it, Heather! Thanks.

  15. Scorpio
    February 5, 2018 at 3:58 am

    Nice post & great information regarding Casinos. I love cruising because several places covered in a single trip and some great activities .

    • Carmen Edelson
      February 6, 2018 at 2:26 pm

      I love cruising for that reason too!

  16. Jurgen
    September 17, 2018 at 4:44 am

    Everyone must enjoy once in life a cruise ship experience.

  17. Rajat Jain
    February 26, 2019 at 5:05 am

    Thats a lot of information for casinos. Thumbs up and 5 stars for this amazing information post.

    • Carmen Edelson
      February 28, 2019 at 6:23 pm

      Thanks for reading 🙂

  18. Khasab
    October 29, 2019 at 3:51 am

    I have heard always amazing things about cruises, but naver been on one,
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    • Carmen Edelson
      November 21, 2019 at 3:17 pm

      They are so much fun, definitely try it one day!

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