If you are a casino enthusiast, you don't have to go all the way to Vegas. You can place your bets at several Florida casinos located across the state, or set sail from Port Canaveral or Jacksonville on a casino cruise where you can play your favorite games while you sail the seas. Discover what Floridians already know... float away for a day, leave your cares behind, and come back refreshed – you might even come back with a little more cash. Now that's a winning combination!
While just a few years ago there were many choices when considering a casino cruise, today just one company sails the waters off Florida's coasts.
Victory Casino Cruises - Port Canaveral and Jacksonville
It's a sure bet that you'll have a great time when you set sail on your casino cruise from either Port Canaveral or Jacksonville.
The Port Canaveral casino cruise is the largest ship with four decks of gaming action, including over 600 slot machines. Passengers can also play bingo, blackjack, craps, roulette, poker and more for a morning or evening of fun.
Sailing from Jacksonville's historic Mayport area, Victory's ship boasts three decks with over 300 slot machines. Players can also try their hand at blackjack, craps, roulette, and poker.
Reviews of these cruises are mixed, but whether you win or lose, most agree that they had a great time. We found the biggest complaints seemed to be the smoking that is allowed on some decks and the food. On the contrary, the best compliments came because of the food and staff friendliness and courteousness.
Another common complaint was rough seas. This usually depends on the weather and is beyond the cruise line's control. If you are prone to motion sickness, check weather reports in advance to make sure there will not be a chop on the water and take medication if necessary.
Ticket Information and Details
It's just $13 to board either ship. Dining is additional and the cost depends on the day of the week and time of day of the cruise. Prices begin at $15.00 and go as high as $22.50. Purchase advance dining and save some money.
For Casino information or reservations call 855-GO-VICTORY (855-468-4286) or visit victorycasinocruises.com.
Transportation is available to both the Port Canaveral and Jacksonville docks from various locations. It is worth the additional charge for the convenience and if you plan on drinking on board, it is cheaper than calling a cab. Either call the above phone number or check the website for pickup points for either location. A 24-hour advance reservation is required along with a small transportation charge.