Casino Cruise Review (NZ)
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Casino Cruise Review (NZ)

By Dale Shelabarger, Updated:

For our latest review, we assess relative newcomer, Casino Cruise. Launched in 2014. Casino Cruise has forged partnerships with some of the biggest, most respected software providers in the business such as Microgaming and Netent. As a result, visitors will find more than 1000 casino games on its pages including pokies, traditional table games as well as a 24/7 live suite. Based out of Malta, it's licensed by that country's gaming authority as well as the UK Gambling Commission.

Casino Cruise
Casino Cruise Review (NZ)
Pros & Cons


  • Mobile Compatible
  • Extensive Live Section
  • Wide Range of Games
  • VIP Package
  • Geared towards High-Rollers


  • Ambiguous Wording for the Promotions
  • Geared Towards High-Rollers
Available Countries and Games
Launched Date
January 1, 2014
Malta Gaming Authority C65325, UK Gambling Commission 45235, Swedish Gambling
Languages Available
English, Arabic, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish,
Game Providers
Payment and Withdrawal Methods
Currencies Allowed
NZD, AED, BGN, BHD, CAD, CZK, DKK, EUR, GEL, HRK, INR, KWD, MXN, NGN, NOK, PEN, PLN, QR, RMB, RON, RUB, SAR, SEK, TRY, USD, ZAR (Please note that we will only accept GBP from UK residents)
Withdrawal Limit
Max NZ$22,000 per month
Withdrawal Method
Boku, ecoPayz, EUteller, Entropay, EsyEFT, Giropay, Interac Online Bank transfer, Interac e-transfer, Jetson, Maestro EC card, Maestro(Debit), Mastercard(credit), MiFinity, MiFinity, MuchBetter, Neteller, PayPal, PaysafeCard, Rapid Transfer, Skrill, Swish, Trustly, VISA(Debit), Visa Electron(Credit), Visa(Credit)

Casino Cruise Bonus and Promotions

Casino Cruise orders its visitors to ‘sit back, relax and enjoy the onboard service…with an unmissable welcome bonus’. However, we’d politely venture that this depends entirely on the ‘passenger’s’ ability to stomach the particulars of said bonus. Hailed as a NZ$1000 + 200 free spin welcome offer, it’s set out over a player’s first four deposits:

  1. First Deposit = 100% Match Bonus Up to NZ$200 + 50 Free Spins

  2. Second Deposit = 50% Match Up to NZ$200. Bonus Code: WCRUISE2

  3. Third Deposit = 25% Up to NZ$300. Bonus Code: WCRUISE3

  4. Fourth Deposit = 25% Up to NZ$300. Bonus Code: WCRUISE4

The 200 free spins, which only apply to Starburst, are divvied out in twenties for the ten days following a first deposit so players don’t actually receive them in one hit. While this is by no means a disaster at sea, the 40x wagering rules cause the good ship, Casino Cruise, to list ever so slightly to starboard.

Although the generous welcome package isn’t exactly water-tight, Casino Cruise also includes a few minor promotions to keep people interested:

For the Monday Breeze promo, players receive a 50% reload bonus up to NZ$100 as well as 20 free spins. However, this depends on two caveats which helpfully, are only mentioned in the T&Cs. At least two deposits have to have been made the previous week and they must also amount to NZ$50. So it’s not exactly a Monday breeze – more of a zephyr actually. Still, the wagering rules aren’t too bad at all and stand at 40.

The Tuesday Pool Party offer is explained in a cunningly worded slab of casino-speak which offers a prime example of how online casinos can subtly mislead their customers. The opening lines of their promo spiel proclaim that players are able to ‘get up to NZ$100 bonus cash’ on Tuesday deposits. Now at first glance, this would appear attractive. After all, NZ$100 bonus cash isn’t to be sniffed at.

However, a few sentences further on, and the actual deal is revealed: 25% will be awarded to players depositing NZ$100. So the ‘get up to 100% bonus cash’ bilge, should really read ‘get a 25% bonus of up to NZ$100’. Although Casino Cruise does elaborate on their cheeky opening gambit, they’re clearly relying on people to scan-read their offer and take it at face value. And this, ladies and gentlemen, is how some casinos ply their trade – by making use of ambiguity and double-speak in order to reel (pun not intended) new players in. So if you do decide to ‘join the pool party’, be sure to check what the pool is filled with before diving in.

Casino Cruise also features a promotion on the EmotiCoins pokie which seems to be popping up all over the place at the moment. Gamers who play through NZ$10 are entered into a NZ$10,000 cash prize draw. The good news here is the lack of any wagering requirements.

And finally, there’s the cruise prize draw that awards tickets for every NZ$50 deposited. Winners are treated to a 4-day Mediterranean cruise aboard the luxury liner, MSC Musicia. The trip includes the following accommodation:

These promotions were correct at the time of writing the review. Please check the Casino Cruise website for up-to-date promotions. Full promotional terms and conditions apply.

Casino Cruise Games

Thanks to their numerous partnerships with leading software providers, Casino Cruise features an expansive range of pokies and traditional table games. They’re organized under the following categories:

Where possible, the games can be played for fun with both practice and real money versions opening on a new page. On desktops, when leaving the game page, with its embedded Flash game window, you’re returned to the top of the game lobby. This is extremely irksome, especially if you were three-quarters of the way down the page.

Casino Cruise Pokies

Casino Cruise’s selection of casino pokies is also extensive and includes well-known titles such as Starburst, Tarzan, and Fairytale Legends: Red Riding Hood. In addition to the latest games, Cruise also features a huge collection of classic pokies. This particular section is a veritable rogue’s gallery of dated, often hideous-looking games which, for some reason, many gamers seem to enjoy. What is it with retro? Whatever your opinion, the range of casino games available on the Casino Cruise website cannot be faulted.

Live Dealer Games

The Casino Cruise live section is populated with the usual sirens (female croupiers) beckoning hapless visitors to their game tables. Thankfully, players won’t need to tie themselves to the ship’s mast, because the Cruise’s live offering is powered by esteemed software providers Netent and Microgaming. It’s also an instant play live casino so now download is required. Every game is available 24/7 as well.

Casino Cruise App and Mobile

The Casino Cruise mobile website bears more than a passing resemblance to its desktop cousin, employing the same dark colour scheme and layout. Although certain elements have been slimmed down in order to accommodate the reduced processing power of smaller devices, the overall experience is very similar. While there are only some 200 casino games to play on mobile, compared to 1200 on the main website, this should be more than enough for gamblers on the go. The site also renders well on tablets and offers a seamless, intuitive game experience.

VIP Scheme

Casino Cruise promises to offer their faithful customers a VIP scheme ‘beyond their wildest dreams’. So it was with some interest that we decided to peer below the waterline as it were. Their package is structured in three tiers:

Deluxe Suite “25% extra”

Personalized email support, exclusive promotions, birthday bonuses, 12 hour response time

Royal Suite “50% extra”

Exclusive VIP events, personal VIP account manager, personal gifts, higher withdrawal amounts

President Suite “100% extra”

Exclusive ‘Presidential’ withdrawals, personal cashback, exclusive structures

Unfortunately, we weren’t able to ascertain what the above percentages actually represent.

The VIP section is based on a typically tight-fisted points system that awards players with a point for every NZ$10 they spend which can then be redeemed for various gifts and perks. This is of course provided that it’s deposited on a pokie game. For other games, points are weighted as follows:

  • 1 point = NZ$15 on classic pokies
  • 1 point = NZ$50 on table games
  • 1 point = NZ$50 on live dealer games

We really could rail against Casino Cruise’s VIP offer, especially considering that the minimum amount for conversion is 1000 points. But this is actually a fairly typical points system in the casino industry, geared towards high-rollers who play casino games as much as they inhale oxygen.

Customer Support

Casino Cruise’s level of customer support is solid with a detailed section of frequently asked questions. Live chat and multiple email addresses are also provided as well as two telephone numbers. However, an email form is not included and there’s no mention of the hours in which their support teamwork.

Casino Cruise Review Summary  

In conclusion, Casino Cruise is a casino like most others. Their welcome bonuses and VIP package are pretty standard as are the weekly promotions which are reassuringly compromised by the T&Cs. Nevertheless, the live section is outstanding, save for its rather chaotic layout, while the port over to smaller devices has been brilliantly realised. Those looking to embark on a ‘journey’ with this lot should however exercise a degree of caution when reading up on the cleverly-worded promotions. Remember to read the small print and you’ll be fine. Otherwise, your gaming budget may disappear under the waves as swiftly as a Spanish Galleon with woodworm.

Casino Cruise FAQs

Is Casino Cruise legit and safe?

Casino Cruise is a legit casino launched in 2014. It is licensed by Malta Gaming Authority as well as the UK Gambling Commission making it a trustworthy casino.

How long does it take Casino Cruise to pay out?

Casino Cruise withdrawal options and timeframes vary as stated below: VISA- 1-3 Working days; Skrill, Neteller, ecoPayz, Trustly, PayPal, MuchBetter, MiFinity, Jeton - instant

What withdrawal options are available at Casino Cruise?

Here are Casino Cruise' withdrawal options: VISA(Debit), Visa(Credit), Visa Electron(Credit), Maestro(Debit), Maestro EC card, Mastercard(credit), Boku, PaysafeCard, Skrill, Neteller, ecoPayz, Trustly, PayPal, MuchBetter, MiFinity, Jetson, giropay, MiFinity, Rapid Transfer, Interac Online bank transfer, Interac e-transfer, EsyEFT, EUteller, entropay, Swish

What payment methods does Casino Cruise have?

Here are Casino Cruise' payment/deposit options: ISA(Debit), Visa(Credit), Visa Electron(Credit), Maestro(Debit), Maestro EC card, Mastercard(credit), Boku, PaysafeCard, Skrill, Neteller, ecoPayz, Trustly, PayPal, MuchBetter, MiFinity, Jeton, Giropay, MiFinity, Rapid Transfer, Interac Online bank transfer, Interac e-transfer, EsyEFT, EUteller, entropay, Swish

What games can I play at Casino Cruise?

Casino Cruise has a huge variety of games where you can win real money. You can start by playing well known real money casino games that include: Online Pokies, Jackpot Games, Live Dealer, Baccarat, Blackjack, Poker, Roulette, Scratch cards, Keno

How Do I Sign Up at Casino Cruise?

To sign up at Casino Cruise, go to their website at and click SIGN UP at the upper right corner of the page.

What are Casino Cruise wagering requirements?

A wagering requirement is a multiplier that determines how many times you must play a bonus amount before you can withdraw your winnings. At Casino Cruise, the wagering requirements vary per game.

Can I get a bonus at Casino Cruise?

Yes. New Players of Casino Cruise can get a Welcome Bonus of NZ$1,000 + 200 Spins upon signing up.

Who owns Casino Cruise?

Casino Cruise is an online casino launched in 2014 that is owned and operated by Genesis Global Limited.

Does Casino Cruise offer free spins?

Casino Cruise offers a variety of bonuses including a NZ$1,000 Welcome Package that comes with 200 free Spins.

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