Casino Cruise is an online casino that first launched in 2014 and has flourished in the last few years, making it one of the few cruises that didn’t capitulate in 2020. It’s owned by Genesis Global Limited, the same brand behind casinos like Spinit Casino and Sloty Casino.
Casino Cruise is a NetEnt, Microgaming, and Evolution Gaming online casino that is regulated by the United Kingdom Gambling Commission. It promises to take you on a luxury cruise, only without sunburn and Norovirus.
The site works on both desktop and mobile and features a dynamic website. This means that it adapts to your device, browser, or window size. That might not sound like a big deal, but you’d be surprised how rare it is. I usually complete these reviews on desktop and I have dual windows active when I do—the casino open on the left and Word open on the right.
Sometimes, I see little more than a clumped mess, and it makes for an awkward review experience. But the better sites adapt to changing window and screen sizes, and Casino Cruise is definitely in that category.
The Casino Cruise Welcome Bonus offers a 100% Deposit Bonus (fixed at a maximum of £100) to all new players. It’s also handing out 200 Free Spins to newcomers, and these are credited in batches of 20 per day for 10 days.
It’s a good bonus and one that incentivises you to make a deposit and stick with the site for at least 10 days. Here are a few of the terms that you need to be aware of when collecting this bonus:
- Deposits made using e-wallets (Skrill, PayPal, EcoPayz, Paysafe, and Neteller) do not qualify for the bonus
- There is a £10 minimum deposit
- It only applies to first deposits from first-time players
- All Free Spins are fixed to the Starburst slot
- Free Spins are valid for just 72 hours and there is a maximum win of £100
- The wagering requirements are 40x
The e-wallet exclusion is probably the most frustrating term and it’s one that isn’t very clear.
To be fair to Casino Cruise, most casinos exclude deposits made using Skrill, Neteller, and even Paysafe. But PayPal and ecoPayz are rarely included in that. What’s more, the bonus page states the following:
**Deposits made via Skrill or Neteller are not eligible for the welcome offer.
It implies that just these two methods are disqualified. But if you look through the terms and find ones specific to all First Deposit Bonuses, you’ll find the following:
Deposits via E-Wallets (Skrill/Neteller/Paysafe/Paypal/Ecopayz), are not eligible for the New Player Welcome Bonus.
To learn more, take a look at the full Terms and Conditions. As always, these are subject to change, so keep this in mind.
The Welcome Bonus is just the start and Casino Cruise has a number of other regular bonuses and promotions. These include a Live Casino bonus, which functions like a deposit bonus but focuses specifically on Live Casino games, and Drop & Wins.
After bringing through the wagering requirements of your Welcome Bonus, check out the site’s Promotions section to see what’s available. There’s usually always something you can collect when you make a deposit and settle down for a gaming session.
Games and Software
As you peruse Casino Cruise for the first time, you’ll notice a section for “Free Slots”, as well as “Online Slots”. The former is actually listed higher and it was the section that I visited first.
I have reviewed hundreds of online casinos and I don’t recall ever seeing a real money casino so blatantly advertising free slots, especially in the UK. It’s not necessarily a bad thing but can be a little confusing for real money players.
Apparently, it’s their way of saying, “You can play all of our slots for free before making a real money commitment”. In reality, it’s there for SEO purposes and it’s confusing for players.
It’s a shame, as the content on Casino Cruise is really well written. It bugs me when casinos put SEO tricks before consumer clarity and user experience, especially in an industry that’s asking for your complete trust.
It’s a minor thing, though, and the good news is that Casino Cruise has plenty of top slots available, as well as many table games and Live Casino games. It hosts titles from NetEnt, Play’n GO, and Microgaming. Its Live Casino games come courtesy of Evolution Gaming and there are several jackpots and top mechanics, including Cascading Reels, Avalanche, Megaways, Progressive Jackpots, and Link & Win.
Deposits and Withdrawals
Casino Cruise accepts a host of payment methods, including Visa, Maestro, Boku, Paysafecard, Skrill, Neteller, PayPal, Apple Pay, ecoPayz, and a few others that are offered to non-UK players. For some reason, Mastercard is not included on this list and I’m not sure if that’s an oversight or a genuine omission. Withdrawals are quick and you won’t be charged a fee by the casino.
Verdict: Casino Cruise Review
Casino Cruise has Live Chat, but you need to enter a registered email address before it activates. It has solid copywriting and design but makes a few annoying choices to appeal to the search engines. It has good bonuses, but its terms can let it down.
On the whole, Casino Cruise is a very good site, but it’s one that makes several little mistakes and these stop it from being perfect.
- Big Welcome Bonus
- Live Casino
- Loyalty Bonuses
- Some Confusing Terms and Info
- Not the Biggest Selection of Games
At a Glance
- Owner: Genesis Global Limited
- Platform: Mobile and Desktop
- Minimum Deposit: £10
- Games: Slots, Table Games, Live Casino
- Licence Holder:
Genesis Global Limited
- Licence Number:
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Casino Cruise FAQ
Is Casino Cruise Regulated?
Casino Cruise is regulated by the UK Gambling Commission. It also holds a license from the Malta Gaming Authority. You can find licensing information at the top of this review.
Who Owns Casino Cruise?
Casino Cruise is owned by Genesis Global Limited, a company that is registered in Malta and owns a number of other online casinos.
Can I Play on Mobile?
Casino Cruise is fully supported on mobile. You don’t even need to download an app as you can pay directly through your mobile browser. The site is dynamic so it will adapt to whatever device or platform you’re using.
Can I Use PayPal?
Casino Cruise does accept PayPal, but deposits using this method may be excluded from the Welcome Bonus. If you can use an alternative, preferably a debit card, you should do so. As noted above, the terms can be a little contradictory, but it’s best to use something else if it’s available.