I was reading Cruise Critic and there was a question about being able to get chips at the table using your cruise card. I knew it was possible to get cash at the slot machines using the cruise card. I had actually written a post for this blog on using the slot machines to turn cruise credit into cash.
Well, word from current cruisers on Cruise Critic is that you can just lay down your cruise card at the table, tell the dealer how much you want, sign a slip and get the amount in chips. There is no longer a fee.