Looking to do something unusual with your time? Discover the best casino cruise ships in the world and set sail for an adventure. Here’s the best places to travel to in 2018:

1. Casino Cruises: The Lowdown

The global cruise industry is big business. According to this article, the casino cruise business generated an estimated revenue of 39.6 billion U.S. dollars in 2015, which means the industry has grown around 15 billion U.S. dollars over the last 5 years. It’s really bounced back – after revenue fell 25 billion U.S. dollars during the 2009 global recession. What’s more, the future is bright for cruises – the passenger capacity of the global cruise market is estimated to grow to 521 thousand by 2018. That’s a lot of people. What’s more, many people are choosing cruise holidays over regular holidays for the ease and security of them – much easier than planning a whole trip yourself, let someone plan it for you!

2. Casino Cruises: Planning your Trip

Wondering what to expect on a casino cruise – this article has lots of great advice about what to expect on a holiday of this kind. Whether or no there’s a casino on the boat largely depends on the size of the ship and the company. For example, there are no casinos on the Disney cruises. You can expect lots of different games on board, including slot machine games, table games and poker games. There’s usually everything from Ultimate Texas Hold’em to Blackjack to enjoy on a cruise casino! Make sure you are over 18 though, as you won’t be able to play otherwise. For money, on most cruises you’ll be able to pay with cash or you cruise card, so the fun can last all night.

3. Casino Cruises: The Dangers

Be warned, though: cruise ship casinos often offer some of the worst payouts of any casino you’ll find. Because you’re stuck on the ship, you can’t just head off to another casino. Be careful about poor payouts and plan your gaming accordingly, as you don’t want to find yourself out of pocket at the start of the trip. In particular, Blackjack, video poker and craps can have very bad payouts on cruise ships – consider yourself warned! You don’t want to spend all your money at once and then find you have no money for ice cream when you step off the cruise ship.

4. Casino Cruises: Top Places to Visit

Rough Guides has just released a list of top top places to visit in 2018, some of which are great places to travel to on a cruise. If you don’t know, Rough Guides is a leading travel publisher known for its “tell it like it is” attitude, accurate, up-to-date content and authoritative contemporary writing. Rough Guides publishes books covering more than 120 destinations around the globe, with a series of eBooks and a range of reference titles, and has an award-winning website. This is the list for 2018 – try booking your next cruises to one of these top destinations:

  1. Newcastle, England
  2. Civil Rights Trail, USA
  3. Malawi
  4. Valletta, Malta
  5. Wales
  6. Cuba
  7. Russia
  8. New Orleans, USA
  9. Chile
  10. Sierra Leone
  11. South Korea
  12. Jordan
  13. Tbilisi, Georgia
  14. South Africa
  15. Palermo, Sicily
  16. Togian Islands, Indonesia
  17. Tunisia
  18. Belize