The cruise industry makes a big splash on the British economy, generating over £2 billion every year.
According to ABTA, cruises were the joint seventh most popular holiday type taken by Brits in 2016, making it one of the fastest growing sectors of the holiday trade.
With the opportunity to visit some of the world’s most beautiful destinations and a variety of entertainment options, a cruise truly is a trip to be savoured.
Many cruise ships also offer you the chance to try your luck at on-board casinos, featuring a wide variety of table games and slots.
Read on for our top five places to enjoy a casino experience on the open seas.
Casino Royale on Royal Caribbean International’s Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas
Based on the world’s two largest cruise ships, the Casino Royale offers roulette, blackjack, craps, blackjack, video poker and around 500 slot machines.
Boost your online casino earnings at one of the 27 gaming tables while taking advantage of a special cocktail service so you don’t have to go to the bar every time you fancy a drink.
Escape Casino at Sea on Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Escape
This casino will appeal to high-rollers, with a separate VIP area exclusively reserved for people who take their gambling activities seriously.
There are a wide range of table games and slots available and the casino bar offers video poker while you’re waiting for your gin and tonic.
Empire Casino on Cunard Cruise Line’s Queen Mary 2
The Empire Casino strives to replicate gambling in Monte Carlo, with the venue creating a real sense of style for its customers.
Blackjack, three-card poker and roulette are the most popular table games and with over 100 slots to play there’s plenty of choice for everyone.
Fortunes Casino on all Celebrity ships (except Celebrity Xpedition)
If Las Vegas is more to your liking the Fortunes Casinos on Celebrity ships is the place to be.
Each ship offers a wide selection of games, from Texas Hold ‘Em poker to blackjack or a vast array of slots. There are also tournaments you can enter on selected cruises.
Princess Casino on Princess Cruises’ Royal Princess and Regal Princess
The two largest ships in the Princess fleet each offer numerous table games and slot machines in their casinos.
These feature a stunning grand spiral staircase, a central bar and are very luxuriously themed. However, with bingo nights also available there is something for all types of players to enjoy.