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Having never been on a Fred Olsen ship...does the Bolette have a casino. Some say no and cruise mapper says yes on deck 5.

 

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1 hour ago, Funboy said:

Having never been on a Fred Olsen ship...does the Bolette have a casino. Some say no and cruise mapper says yes on deck 5.

 

The Fred Olsen site deck plans show the former casino area as being part of the Morning Light pub and lounge with no casino. There is a card room but that is not for gambling. As far as I know Fred Olsen don't have casinos. Still cruising with them this summer though and i will get my Blackjack fix on P&O a month later.

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We don't use casino on any ship but on Bolette there was a card table that we walked past in the evening, for the life of me I can't remember what games they had just know some people were betting and had casino chips! It was near the Morning Light lounge, Sorry can't be more helpful 😂

 

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They had got rid of the very small casino tables post COVID, but last I heard in November, they had re started a trial one on Balmoral only.  Not sure of the current situation, but you could ring head office and ask.  Very little interest for casino services on Fred, so unlikely to be much there, if any tbh.

 

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On 5/3/2024 at 2:28 PM, Funboy said:

Having never been on a Fred Olsen ship...does the Bolette have a casino. Some say no and cruise mapper says yes on deck 5.

 

We’ve been on  quite a few FO cruises and never seen a casino as such but I think I recall seeing a rather lonely roulette wheel. Can’t recall if that was on Bolette or not.

 

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You don't say which country you are from. So assuming that it isn't the UK, you need to be aware that the ability to gamble is commonplace in the UK - with lots of betting shops on  the high street, and lots of online gambling firms. So the ability to gamble on a ship has little interest to most UK customers. 

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21 hours ago, Leither said:

We’ve been on  quite a few FO cruises and never seen a casino as such but I think I recall seeing a rather lonely roulette wheel. Can’t recall if that was on Bolette or not.

 

Regards.

 

 

Yep, that sounds about right for Fred.

 

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On 5/8/2024 at 5:50 PM, jessybell said:

Just done 124 days on Bolette. There are about 10 slot machines but no gaming tables. 

I’m surprised; I don’t recall ever seeing slot machines on a FO ship, and we were on Bolette last year.

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On 5/11/2024 at 7:27 AM, Leither said:

I’m surprised; I don’t recall ever seeing slot machines on a FO ship, and we were on Bolette last year.

Yes we were on last year as well and there were not any slots. Something new?

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On 5/3/2024 at 2:28 PM, Funboy said:

Having never been on a Fred Olsen ship...does the Bolette have a casino. Some say no and cruise mapper says yes on deck 5.

 



Any 'casino' Fred Olsen ever have would be perhaps a couple of tables.
On Black Watch, for instance, there was a blackjack table and a roulette table kind of just in the corridor.

No slots though.
 

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9 hours ago, LittleTinker said:



Any 'casino' Fred Olsen ever have would be perhaps a couple of tables.
On Black Watch, for instance, there was a blackjack table and a roulette table kind of just in the corridor.

No slots though.
 

 

Must say you are a bit outdated talking about Black Watch.  That was the case pre COVID, though they got rid of those gaming tables after the shutdown.  More recently they had started a trial casino on one ship, I think possibly Balmoral, but not sure, though that information is now a number of months out of date.  

 

Basically we spoke to a senior member of staff we knew in Dec last year and they were doing the trial casino on I e ship to see if it increased revenue, which they clearly need.  No idea of how things went forward after that as not been on Fred over the last few months.  TBH Fred has changed in the last year or two, with more shorter cruises and new to cruise passengers, so may just be a possible revenue maker now, when it was not previously.

 

If it is something important for anyone, I suggest ringing head office to ask, though of course what is in place now, may change.

 

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