Love to hit up on-board casinos with Lady Luck in tow? As of March 2015, Crystal Cruises will officially allow passengers to redeem onboard credit at casinos on its Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity vessels. The elegantly appointed establishments offer passengers a Vegas-style experience where they can hit up the slot machines, try their luck at video poker or partake in exciting rounds of Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, 3 Card Poker, Ultimate Texas Hold’em and Mini-Baccarat.
Edie Rodriguez, Crystal president maintains that the ability to use on-bard credit at casinos is “another benefit to Crystal’s all-inclusive experience and further enhances our onboard enrichment.” “Our guests are savvy travellers who relish a multitude of thrills, including trying their hands at the tables and slots,” she adds.
Spa treatments or casino vouchers? It’s your choice!
According to Crystal representatives, the credit will be converted into non-cash redeemable slot vouchers worth $5, $10 or $15. Those who prefer to try their luck at table games can redeem chips worth $5 or $25. There’s no cap on the number of vouchers or chips that can be redeemed which means passengers are free to gamble to their heart’s content. And while the on-board credit itself can’t be redeemed for cash, any winnings are issued in cashable vouchers or chips. Alternatively, they can be transferred into onboard credit accounts and used to purchase extras such as spa treatments, shore excursions, specialty meals and more. Crystal has underpinned the new scheme with surprising flexibility, which allows passengers to exchange any unused vouchers or chips for generic onboard credit.
The policy kicks off on Crystal Symphony’s 13 days March 9 cruise from Singapore to Hong Kong and will also be rolled out on Crystal Serenity’s 21-night cruise from Fremantle to Cape Town. After these inaugural dates, the new set-up will be available on all Symphony and Serenity sailings.
Want to try your luck at Crystal’s world-class onboard casinos as well as snap up a great deal? Cruise 1st is currently offering fantastic deals on a range of Symphony and Serenity itineraries.
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