The casino on Carnival Spirit continues the French flair found in several other venues, but we found the endless clanging of the slot machines took away any true Monte Carlo elegance. A statue of Louis XIV next to the bar kept a watchful eye on gamblers. The facility was busy pretty much any time we weren’t in port (when the casino was closed).
Slot machines covered the gamut of traditional games, and video poker was also available. Table games include roulette, craps, blackjack and various types of poker.
Gambling is allowed for guests 18 and older. The casino has its own bar, offering the ship’s standard drink list. Anyone purchasing a drink gets a $5 match play coupon.
Smoking is permitted in the casino, but only while playing. Nonetheless, this was the smokiest area of the ship. We were told that one section of the casino was reserved for non-smokers, but we found no evidence that the smoke itself had been informed of that policy.
A pair of pool tables sat in one corner of the casino. Cues and balls were available at the bar, rented for $8 for 30 minutes, $14 for an hour.
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