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Old 11-19-2005, 01:04 AM
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I hear there are small casinos on most cruise ships. If this is true (I have never been on a cruise) then are there poker rooms/tables? How many? Thanks in advance for you help.
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Old 11-19-2005, 01:57 AM
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The normal cruises that have casino's usually don;t have poker. usually slots, blackjack, roulette, etc...

However, they do have poker cruises, cruises strictly dedicated to poker, we're talking daily tourney's etc.

Can't remember the name of the cruise company, read it in a poker magazine couples months back. Try a search on Google, should turn up something.
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Old 11-19-2005, 03:05 AM
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there are a couple of them.

one company is cardplayer cruises and you can get more info on cardplayer.com. Don't remember the name of the other company.

Went on the PPM tourney-cruise last year and it was terrific.
60 poker-tables in the room. Excellent dealers..good action.

Probably not as many poker-tables on some of the other cruises.
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Old 11-19-2005, 06:16 PM
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http://www/cardplayercruises.com
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Old 11-20-2005, 02:53 AM
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Someone did post something here about Carnival putting a few holdem tables on some of their ships but if you want to play poker at sea, Carplayer Cruises is the best way to go. They bring good dealers and do an excellent job of running the room.
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Old 11-20-2005, 03:40 PM
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This thread has a some info including my comments after my cruise (on Norwegian Cruise Lines).
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Old 11-21-2005, 12:53 PM
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I went on a Carnival Cruise this past summer that was dealing a $3/$6 limit table for about 8 hours of the day. The competition was terrible with about 6 people to the flop and no raise preflop. Call the cruise line and ask.
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This thread has a some info including my comments after my cruise (on Norwegian Cruise Lines).

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I went on a norwegian cruise and they had one poker table, it was hard to get a game, and it was basically horrifically run.
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Old 11-21-2005, 06:43 PM
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I hear there are small casinos on most cruise ships. If this is true (I have never been on a cruise) then are there poker rooms/tables? How many? Thanks in advance for you help.

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Almost every cruise ship afloat (with the exception of some U.S.-flagged vessels) has a casino. It wasn't until recently that Carnival Corporation, which runs several of the world's biggest cruise lines, started placing low-limit Hold 'Em tables in casinos on board. Norwegian Cruise Lines (see earlier posts) has done the same.

Carnival's players club, located at www.oceanplayers.com, has a complete list of ships that spread Hold 'Em. True, it isn't Card Player Cruises (although CPC does schedule cruises aboard some of the ships featured in the Ocean Players list), but if you're looking to kill some casino time on a sea day, it's not a bad way to go.

Some things my wife discovered earlier this year on Princess Cruises' Grand Princess on a Western Caribbean cruise out of Galveston:

1) There were about four or five tables, all featuring LLHE. No stud or Omaha, but there was one HE tourney.

2) The dealers were pretty inconsistent.

3) The players (almost all of them) were really bad.

4) The rake was about $5 per hand.

Speaking of CPC, the Missus and I are on their December 2 sailing to the Mexican Riviera. I've always wanted to try CPC and I'm looking forward to it.
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