High-rolling travelers will soon be able to
enjoy an expanded focus on gaming in the land where it originated.
Crystal Cruises’ Chance & Fortune
Experiences of Discovery cruise will sail throughout the Greek
Isles, revisiting the origins of gambling and Tycho, the goddess
of Chance, and her son, Fortune.
Departing 26 September 2009, the 12-day cruise
will host extra tournaments in Texas Hold ‘em, Blackjack and
Slots, with cash prizes and waived entry fees for Blackjack and
In addition to the tournaments, guests
can pick up tips and insight into upcoming developments
in gaming, and learn about the history of gambling from leading
gaming historian Dr. David Schwartz, director of the Center for
Gaming Research at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
and modern gaming films including the original Ocean’s Eleven,
Bugsy, 21 and Casino Royale and others will play on dedicated
theme television and the ship’s Hollywood Theatre.
programs on the Chance & Fortune cruise really allow guests to
immerse themselves in the excitement of gaming, just as they would
do at any world class casino,” says Mike Farrell, Director, Casino
Operations. “To experience high end gaming while cruising through
Greece is the ultimate gambler’s vacation.”
In the past two
years, the Crystal Casinos have undergone lavish makeovers. Crystal Serenity’s plush gaming
lounge boasts the latest in coinless Slot and Video Poker machines
plus Roulette, Craps, Baccarat, 3 Card Poker, Blackjack and
Ultimate Texas Hold’em. The Crystal Casino observes Nevada gaming
rules, and complimentary cocktails are served for all players.
Complimentary gaming lessons are also available for guests
exploring new skill while on vacation, or just looking to perfect
Sailing from Venice, the voyage visits Corfu,
Katakolon, Crete/Aghios Nikolaos, Rhodes/Lindos, Mykonos and
Athens, Greece; plus Kusadasi, Turkey and a maiden call to Trogir,
Fares start at US$4,700 per person, double
occupancy, and include a US$1,000 per person ‘All Inclusive – As
You Wish’ shipboard spending credit.
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