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I’ve never been on an ultra cruise. So far it seems that the ultra is like a premier, but more and bigger prizes. For example, a $2k drawing nightly, plus more games to win more money. 

The elite cruise I’ve been earlier this year didn’t have as many chances to win money...

 

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Yes. iPads, iPhones, apple watches, a few computers, cash, a big tv.

The problem is there are about 300 guests and their companions ( at least on this sailing). So, lots of competition in the drawings, and the casino is always packed.

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I thought maybe they did away with the individual gifts since there are so many drawings.  That is a lot of invitees and guests.  I could see, it would be more difficult to get picked for a drawing.  I was on a Premier Plus in September and there were only 30 to 40 invited, plus guests.  They had many drawings and me and my husband got picked six times.  It was not crowded at all. We loved the Premier Plus.  I will be on the Breeze next week for the Ultra and I guess it is going to be packed.  Thanks for posting the events.  I guess the Breeze events will be similar.  Is the 12:30 am drawing for $2000 for free play and do they keep calling till they get a winner?  Good luck in the casino.

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Anyone know what sailings will be offered for next Ultra cruises? Got an email today that I will be invited and can book starting December 6th but no cruises were listed. Offer was free interior and some casino cash. Thanks 

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1 hour ago, gmblr said:

I got a similar offer.

 

 

You get in two days earlier than I do. Let me know if anything looks good. Thanks 

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Just got back from a Premier Plus on Horizon today, and found the same 4 Dec early access offer in my email this morning. (Although mine’s only a free interior and $500 casino cash). Looking forward to booking my first, but not last (if my points on Horizon have anything to say about it 😂 ) Ultra cruise!

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Those that have early access please let us know bright and early, lol, tomorrow whats offered.  We both got the same Ultra teaser but can't book until the 6th but hopefully someone really nice with early access with fill us in.  This will be our first Ultra to book so are excited!

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The ultra cruises showed up for me at about 12:05am eastern time. There were only 6 available dates, seven different cruises.

 

March 3 (Vista)

March 17 (Magic)

March 24 (Dream)

March 31 (Vista)

April 6 (Horizon, Breeze)

April 27 (Sunshine)

 

I signed up for April 27, because I’m coming back from a premier on February 21, already booked on an elite cruise for March 17 & another regular premier on March 30.

 

While I’m looking forward to the cruise, I’m not looking forward to hundreds of dedicated gamblers crowding the casino, and competing against me in the drawings. 

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1 hour ago, gmblr said:

The ultra cruises showed up for me at about 12:05am eastern time. There were only 6 available dates, seven different cruises.

 

March 3 (Vista)

March 17 (Magic)

March 24 (Dream)

March 31 (Vista)

April 6 (Horizon, Breeze)

April 27 (Sunshine)

 

I signed up for April 27, because I’m coming back from a premier on February 21, already booked on an elite cruise for March 17 & another regular premier on March 30.

 

While I’m looking forward to the cruise, I’m not looking forward to hundreds of dedicated gamblers crowding the casino, and competing against me in the drawings. 

 

Thank you!!  Wow your getting some days in and I agree with not looking forward to the casino being busy and too many names in the hopper for prizes!

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10 hours ago, gmblr said:

The ultra cruises showed up for me at about 12:05am eastern time. There were only 6 available dates, seven different cruises.

 

March 3 (Vista)

March 17 (Magic)

March 24 (Dream)

March 31 (Vista)

April 6 (Horizon, Breeze)

April 27 (Sunshine)

 

I signed up for April 27, because I’m coming back from a premier on February 21, already booked on an elite cruise for March 17 & another regular premier on March 30.

 

While I’m looking forward to the cruise, I’m not looking forward to hundreds of dedicated gamblers crowding the casino, and competing against me in the drawings. 

 

These are the same ones I have to choose from.  Kind of disappointing.  Oh well!  Maybe next time!

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On 12/4/2018 at 11:42 PM, gmblr said:

The ultra cruises showed up for me at about 12:05am eastern time. There were only 6 available dates, seven different cruises.

 

March 3 (Vista)

March 17 (Magic)

March 24 (Dream)

March 31 (Vista)

April 6 (Horizon, Breeze)

April 27 (Sunshine)

 

I signed up for April 27, because I’m coming back from a premier on February 21, already booked on an elite cruise for March 17 & another regular premier on March 30.

 

While I’m looking forward to the cruise, I’m not looking forward to hundreds of dedicated gamblers crowding the casino, and competing against me in the drawings. 

 

I’ll see you on the Sunshine - that’s the one I booked. None of the others worked since we’re doing the 24-night Transatlantic on 4 March, then spending about 2 weeks in Europe afterwards. Hoping for a late fall/winter 2019 Ultra or Elite though!

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gmbler, Thank you for the list of cruises.  I will look at the Magic as it coincides with my granddaughters spring break and they love that ship.  

 

But that would meaning cancelling the Oasis on March 31.  Decisions, decisions. 

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I like your offer better gmblr. I got to book on December 4th but had to pay for my room and getting 500.00 in funplay plus free drinks. I booked for April 6th. This will be our second Ultra.

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On 12/1/2018 at 7:30 PM, samiam0403 said:

Just got back from a Premier Plus on Horizon today, and found the same 4 Dec early access offer in my email this morning. (Although mine’s only a free interior and $500 casino cash). Looking forward to booking my first, but not last (if my points on Horizon have anything to say about it 😂 ) Ultra cruise!

We'll be there too!  Was so afraid that the Sunshine would close out before we got a chance.  We have offers from Princess and Holland that we are taking advantage of so the April 27 was the only one that worked for us.  All set now!

 

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They added two more ultra sailings. One from MD June 2, one from NY June 24.

 

 

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