Casino Cruise Introduction
Established in 2014, and owned by Genesis Global Limited Casinos, Casino Cruise is the ship-themed gaming site we never knew we needed.
Complete with, let’s call it interesting, “sea-nery” and boat-based detail, there’s nothing fishy about Casino Cruise thanks to a couple of quality licenses looking after the players signing up.
The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) and the Malta Gaming Authority keep a watchful eye of the goings-on at the site, meaning players can rest assured that it’ll be nothing but smooth sailing at their new casino site of choice. Okay, I think that’s about enough of the poor puns.
Let’s get down to business and work through the site with a fine-tooth comb to see what it’s really made of.
Software & Games Available
If there’s one area that Casino Cruise thrives, it’s in the software and games available thanks to a phenomenal collection on offer for players to get to grips with.
If you were to arrange a list of the absolute best software providers and chuck them all onto one site, chances are it’ll look a lot like Casino Cruise.
It’s like the greatest hits of the casino world with the best games available from NetEnt and QuickSpin as well as Microgaming and Evolution Gaming. There’s no stone unturned and with all of the providers bringing their A-game, it makes for an unrivalled gaming experience.
Players can see a full list of different available software providers below:
- Evolution Gaming, Microgaming, NYX Gaming Group, NetEnt, ORYX Gaming, Play’n GO, QuickSpin, Red Tiger, Relax Gaming, Skywind
Casino Cruise Games Available
Hold onto your socks, it’s time to have a look at the games available and with over 1,300 available at Casino Cruise, it’s enough to knock anyone for six.
Players making their way through the games library will be gobsmacked with everything they could imagine (and a whole lot more) available for a flutter. From outstanding Poker and Craps to the best of Live Casino and video slots, Casino Cruise has everything!
Players can see a full list of different games available below:
- Poker Games
- Video Slots
- Live Casino
Mobile capability is everything these days and, thankfully, online casinos cottoned on to this long before it was cool.
Other than just bragging rights, which means that there’s incredible support for players looking to play on their portable devices thanks to modern, fully responsive websites. That’s the avenue that Casino Cruise has chosen and, as a result, offers players the chance to game in their browser on each of the following devices:
- Desktop (Windows + Mac)
- Tablet (Android + iPad)
There’s no complicated app install, no downloads to clog up your device and nothing to wind you up. It’s nice, simple and user-friendly browser fun for all.
Promotions & Bonuses
Promotions and bonuses will always be our favourite part of a review, it’s our chance to give back a little and with Casino Cruise, we’re able to give back a lot!
Welcome Bonus – R15,000 + 200 Free Spins
The first bonus to claim at Casino Cruise is, of course, the welcome bonus and spanning over the first four deposits, it’s a sizeable promotion putting a smile on the most miserable of players.
There’s the chance to claim up to R15,000 in matched deposits as well as a further 200 free spins to claim over those first four deposits with each deposit offering something just a little different. Instead of mincing my words and inevitably leaving out key information, I’m simply going to allow you, the player, to take a look at the welcome package with a full breakdown below:
- First deposit – 100% match bonus up to R3,000 + 200 free spins – Bonus code: (none required)
- Second deposit – 50% match bonus up to R3,000 – Bonus code: WCRUISE2
- Third deposit – 25% match bonus up to R4,500 – Bonus code: WCRUISE3
- Fourth deposit – 25% match bonus up to R4,500 – Bonus code: WCRUISE4
Players will find themselves with a handful of important terms and conditions when claiming the bonus, starting with the free spins available to claim. Spins will be awarded in chunks of 20 with the first available instantly and the rest distributed equally over the following 9 days for use on Starburst and Starburst only.
Salient wagering requirements are enforced on the match bonuses too with a minimum deposit of R150 on each of the first four deposits to qualify for the bonuses as well as the all-important playthrough requirement of 40x that must be achieved before any winnings can be withdrawn.
Players that tend to make their deposits with Skrill or Neteller may want to rethink their strategy as the pair are not eligible for this welcome offer thanks to shifty experienced gamers looking to take advantage.
Live Casino Welcome Bonus – 100% Match Bonus up to R1,500
Roll up, roll up, it’s time for your alternative welcome bonus, should you choose to accept it…
If you’re a big fan of the live casino genre of games, this one’s going to be for you with a huge 100% match bonus up to a whopping R1,500 available to claim on your first deposit. Players will be able to take their bonus and run to each of the following live games on offer:
- Live Roulette
- Live Blackjack
- Dream Catcher
It’s not all sunshine and rainbows though and although the bonus does offer bags of live casino fun, the following Live Casino games (Baccarat, Poker, Top Card, etc.) are excluded from the promotion. It’s definitely something we can live with, but it’s worth knowing about before heading in blind to play live Baccarat without any bonus funds.
As with all casino bonuses, the general wagering requirements (a playthrough requirement of 40x and a minimum deposit of R150) will be enforced at the site.
Cruises are well-known for their excellent customer service and loyalty packages available, it’s the reason why so many choose them for their annual holiday – but there are few similarities to be found at the Casino Cruise site.
A typical loyalty scheme won’t be found when looking through the online casino and instead, players will find a VIP “Captain’s Club” to join.
There are countless associated benefits to the exclusive VIP club that other players just won’t be able to access everything from monthly prize draws to personalised gifts available. A preview of just some of the benefits can be seen below:
- Dedicated account manager
- Exclusive bonuses
- Exclusive VIP events
- Monthly VIP prize draw
- Personalized birthday presents
- Personal withdrawal service
- Holiday packages
- Flight tickets
We would prefer to see a traditional loyalty scheme offered at least in conjunction with the VIP alternative to benefit some smaller players, but it’s not something to dissuade a player from joining the site.
Deposit & Withdrawal Methods
A full list of quoted deposit methods can be seen below.
A full list of quoted withdrawal times can be seen below:
- EWallets: 0-1 hours
- Bank Transfers: 3-5 days
- Pending Time: 0-48 hours
There’s a maximum withdrawal limit imposed that might inconvenience some of the higher-rollers among us with a weekly cap of R35,000 across all banking methods as well as a minimum of R150 (apart from Bank Wire Transfer which sits at R1,000).
Criticism / Controversies
Ultimately, Casino Cruise proves itself to be quite the competent online casino, but that doesn’t mean we have the odd topic of criticism that we’d like to share.
Lack of a loyalty scheme
We mentioned it briefly earlier, but it seems fitting to make players aware just one more time – it’s the lack of a loyalty scheme that’s our only sticking point at the site.
We’d love to see an online casino that offers a number of tiers to its players, giving an incentive to move through the ranks, claiming benefits as they go. We’re not saying that the alternative VIP scheme isn’t of high-quality, much the opposite, we’d just appreciate a loyalty scheme that everyone can benefit from.
It’s not enough of a gripe to change or alter our overall opinion on the site, but it is worth thinking about if you’re not looking to ultimately join the VIP club.
Although we’ve really tried to pick the site apart, we really can’t say enough good things about Casino Cruise, even if some of the promotional images are a bit strange…
There are over 1,300 games from the very best software providers in the business, there are a plethora of promotions available for all players, not just new ones and with sensible and reliable banking available, there’s not much more we could want out of a site.
Yes, the lack of a loyalty scheme can be frustrating for some players, but with more than enough good stuff packed into the site to make up for it, it’s not worth pulling a face at.
All said and done, we’re big fans of Casino Cruise.