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1 hour ago, jamscckmc said:

Do you have to sign up or just put your seapass in the slot machine?

 

Just put your SeaPass in the slot.

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I'm curious, roughly how much do you need to gamble to get a free cruise? I just got off a cruise and spent a couple hours every night playing table games (mostly 3 card poker) and went down about $1200 at the end. I got a $200 future cruise coupon.

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Got back from the Oasis norovirus 2019 cruise last week and I"m Signature. I got my cruise certificate for free balcony, but this is the first I'm hearing about getting ANY cruise less than 8 days. Just asked my wife if we wanted to change our March Break trip with the kids snowboarding in Mt Tremblant, Quebec, to a short cruise instead. So now we're going to book 4 night western on Independence.

 

I spend a bit of time on the slots, but I also play crabs and BlackJack. Obviously every pull can be accounted for very easily on a slot machine and the points awarded accordingly based on the wager. I usually spend $4 - $8 a spin. At a BJ table, I joked to the dealer that she was going too fast, and if she's getting paid by the hand. She says, well they count how many hands she deals. Next time you're there take a look. There are sensors on the Insurance line where the cards are laid out. Once you're seated, your seapass is entered in the system. Each hand is counted as the cards are dealt. The points are determined by your average bet. Usually the pit boss goes around with a clipboard and records your average bet. This is a much better system than land casinos where it's based on time. Some people just sit there and play a few hands, sit around grab a drink chat a bit. If you do that here, you earn nothing. As soon as you skip a bet, you'll see them turn you off on the keypad next to the tray. 

 

But yes, you can easily see your slot points from the machine, but you need to ask the host to add up your points to see the table points. One more interesting thing I also learned, you can use your slot points towards your onboard account on the last night. I normally just redeem it for more play, but I suppose it's the same.

 

 

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39 minutes ago, Friendofbillbob said:

I'm curious, roughly how much do you need to gamble to get a free cruise? I just got off a cruise and spent a couple hours every night playing table games (mostly 3 card poker) and went down about $1200 at the end. I got a $200 future cruise coupon.

 

That makes sense. They take your win/loss ratio into account. Even if you didn't spend a lot of time at the casino, but you took a beating, they'll consider that and give you a $$$ off a future cruise. Example was my brother on the Oasis, got sick on 3rd day from the outbreak. Wasn't able to return to the casino. When I picked up my certificate I asked the host about my brother. She looked him up and said, she'll give him $200 off a future cruise, but when he calls CR, ask them to check his win/loss ratio and they may be able to give him more. 

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On ‎12‎/‎10‎/‎2018 at 3:21 PM, gaylemh said:

You actually get 2 free cruises for 2500 points.  One instant certificate for an inside cabin on select cruises, and you also become prime, and get another free cruise 8 nights or less in an inside cabin during the next cruise year. You also get free drinks and a discount on internet.

I am on Ovation now from Sydney and the sign in the Casino says it's 4000 points for the free instant one now, hopefully that's not fleetwide. I know in the Asian ones it is a lot higher than the 2400 that was originally required.

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On 12/9/2018 at 10:51 PM, John&LaLa said:

 

1) You can't get a $1,375 balcony cabin on Symphony 😉

2) Drinks in the casino are free 🍺 For a year. 

3) They probably had fun doing it 😎

4) They earned a certificate for close to $500 on a future cruise

 

BTW, that 85% payback is not individual, it's overall.  So when a $10K jackpot get's hit, one person does very well and a whole bunch lose almost everything.  At least that's my understanding. 

Our group got balcony  oceanview cabins 😊 on Symphony for April 2020. For 1050.00 plus 150 obc. Just have to book early and have a great TA.

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I wasn't aware until reading this thread that OBC was awarded in the casino. I play exclusively table games, and almost always at the lowest minimums offered, but I'm in there for 2-3 hours a day. Might that warrant me a small bit of OBC? If so, who should I be talking to once on board? 

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3 hours ago, coops said:

Our group got balcony  oceanview cabins 😊 on Symphony for April 2020. For 1050.00 plus 150 obc. Just have to book early and have a great TA.

 

PP or total?

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9 hours ago, John&LaLa said:

 

PP or total?

Per person. Fully refundable . Thought that was a great deal .

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1 hour ago, coops said:

Per person. Fully refundable . Thought that was a great deal .

 

Yes, great deal.  

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I am a Prime member and get email offers for a free cruise regularly.  The last 3 cruises I have taken have been free inside cabins.  I travel solo and they give me double C&A points as if I had paid the single rate.  It's wonderful!  I have no idea how they calculate the points.  I play tables mostly, but also slots. I spend a lot of time in the casino and usually play the minimum bet.  Lately, it's been $10 on the tables.  I love getting the free drinks.  I just got an offer for a free inside cabin on a 7 day Med cruise out of Rome.  I booked immediately.  Can't wait for that cruise!!  Will be on Adventure 1/27.

Sandy

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Posted (edited)

That Free Prime cruise really works out....I just saved a little over 5k on my sailing because of it.

Edited by dodgestang

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On 1/16/2019 at 6:01 PM, coops said:

Per person. Fully refundable . Thought that was a great deal .

 

Remember the free cruises you earn are for 2 people not just one..

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We are usually Carnival and Princess cruisers, but have recently branched out to RCCL.  I am a slot player, DH plays mostly tables.  On Carnival and Princess I get the better offers, but have had zilch from RCCL.  DH has received many offers from Casino Royale, but nothing impressive.  I was wondering if I was missed in the system somehow.  On Carnival and Princess once you put your card in a slot they know who I am and my offers start soon after I return home.  I play a lot in the casino, so something seems off.  We are on Harmony soon.  What do you suggest I do to verify my account is being properly annotated? 

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3 hours ago, RoperDK said:

We are usually Carnival and Princess cruisers, but have recently branched out to RCCL.  I am a slot player, DH plays mostly tables.  On Carnival and Princess I get the better offers, but have had zilch from RCCL.  DH has received many offers from Casino Royale, but nothing impressive.  I was wondering if I was missed in the system somehow.  On Carnival and Princess once you put your card in a slot they know who I am and my offers start soon after I return home.  I play a lot in the casino, so something seems off.  We are on Harmony soon.  What do you suggest I do to verify my account is being properly annotated? 

 

You could call Casino Royale and verify the details.  Did you reach 2,500 points on your last cruise?  If so, you are likely in line for some offers. 

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21 minutes ago, lazydayz said:

 

You could call Casino Royale and verify the details.  Did you reach 2,500 points on your last cruise?  If so, you are likely in line for some offers. 

Thanks. I don't remember my points. I'm pretty sure that I am not at the "free cruise" level, but I would have expected some offers along the lines of my DH. I will call Casino Royale.  RCCL definitely runs their program differently and I just haven't cruised enough with them to understand the program.   

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Posted (edited)

Are the free drinks well, or anything goes within reason?  I would hate to be getting New Amsterdam.

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