I made it back to home base on Tuesday night just in time to watch the first World Series game, which the Dodgers won last night by a score of 3-1 to take a 1-0 series lead.
Here’s my little review of Victory Cruises, which I can now give you with the trip in my rear view mirror: it was the best gambling ship experience I’ve had, but not as good as casinos I’ve been to on terra firma, including the Hard Rock in Tampa. It was a nice getaway, yes, but they are in an area (East Central Florida) where no one is competing with them with what they offer.
The buffet really wasn’t a buffet where items are laid out and you can pick and choose what you could get. It was more like a lunch you’d get in school if you’re my age or a little older, and the whole setup was rushed and confusing. The servers are offering you food and I was trying to figure out what everything was, leaving me continuously asking, “What’s that?”
The slot machines looked on the old side. Didn’t see any of the newer games I’ve been seeing on Brian Christopher’s YouTube page, which prepared me a bit for this trip. It’s not like there’s some grandiose strategy you need to beat the slot machines. You hit the button, or you pull the lever, and you get a result.
They made a big deal out of everyone who won. “Congratulations, Mary. You won $600 playing (name of the slot game) on the second deck.” I’m glad I didn’t win – I don’t think I would have been okay with my win being publicized like that! It also gave the impression that people were winning small, but that no one was winning big. It would just seem to me as an outsider that if they did the reverse of what they were doing, they’d be fine.
Would I recommend going? If you were close by, yes.