Casino Cruise Jacksonville Florida

SunCruz Casinos
Private (Owned by Ocean Casino Cruises)
IndustryTransportation
Founded1994
Defunct2009
Area served
Florida, Myrtle Beach, SC
Robert Weisberg, Chairman & CEO
ProductsCruises
Number of employees
1,000
Websitehttp://www.suncruzcasino.com

SunCruz Casinos was one of many cruise lines that offered 'cruises to nowhere,' legally transporting passengers into international waters beyond the reach of federal and state gambling laws.

Four ships operated out of four ports including Jacksonville (SunCruz VII), Key Largo (SunCruz I), Myrtle Beach (SunCruz VIII), and Port Canaveral (SunCruz XII).[1]

  1. SunCruz is a casino ship with a 7,800 square foot casino, 300 slots, 25 table games, poker and one restaurant. The sailing schedule is Wednesday-Sunday 11am to 4and and 7pm to midnight. The SunCruz sails from Mayport, Florida. Imagine for $10 you can go for a wonderful ocean cruise, play live poker or slots and have a wonderful meal.
  2. The only land based gambling facilities in Jacksonville are: The Orange Park Kennel Club, The Best Bet and Poker Room, The Jacksonville Kennel Club, and The Victory Casino Cruise. For casino quality gaming go to the Victory Casino cruise ship, it has a nice casino on board. Victory Casino is located in the historic Mayport area of Jacksonville, FL.

Victory Casino Cruises sails 7 days a week, twice daily. Read on or call 855-GO-VICTORY (855-468-4286)to view exact departure times as well as pricing. Reviews from Victory Casino Cruises employees about Victory Casino Cruises culture, salaries, benefits, work-life balance, management, job security, and more.

On December 16, 2009, SunCruz Casinos was reported to be closing amid reports of owing $300,000 to the Canaveral Port Authority.[2] Parent company Ocean Casino Cruises filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy December 28.[3]

At the time of the filing of bankruptcy, there were about 300 full-time and part-time employees.[4]

History[edit]

In 1994 Gus Boulis, already a multi-millionaire by founding the Miami Subs sandwich shop franchise, bought a number of luxury yachts. He remodeled the yachts as casinos, and began to operate his 'cruises to nowhere,' sailing three miles from the Florida coast into what was then considered international waters.[5] There, out on the sea, passengers would gamble on poker, blackjack and slot machines. Boulis called his fleet of 11 ships the SunCruz Casino line. By the time he sold the company in 2000, SunCruz Casinos was earning tens of millions of dollars in annual profits, and employed over 2,000 people.

In September 2007, SunCruz discontinued operation at Palm Beach.[6] Service was subsequently discontinued at Daytona and Treasure Island.

Jacksonville

Investigation[edit]

In the 2000s, lobbyists such as Jack Abramoff became involved illegally with the sale of the line. Boulis was murdered in 2001.

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^'SunCruz website'. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  2. ^NBC News
  3. ^http://www.cfnews13.com/Business/LocalBusinessHeadlines/2009/12/29/suncruzs_parent_company_files_for_bankruptcy.html
  4. ^Price, Wayne T. (11 January 2010). 'SunCruz offers apologies'. Florida Today. Melbourne, Florida: Florida Today. pp. 14A.
  5. ^New York Times retrieved June 8, 2008
  6. ^'Port of Palm Beach statement'. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
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The below schedule and dining options have been temporarily suspended.
Our buffet service has been temporarily suspended and only à la carte service will be available.
À la carte must be purchased on the ship.

We are voluntarily closing on Mondays and Tuesdays, on a temporary basis,
in order to provide ample opportunity for additional deep cleaning of all Victory facilities.
The departing and arrival times, listed below, for Wednesday thru Sunday cruises remains the same.

Victory I Cruise Schedule:

Boarding is one hour prior to departure

DepartsReturns
Monday thru Saturday AM Cruises11 AM4:15 PM*
Sunday thru Thursday PM Cruises7 PM12:30 AM*
Friday PM Cruise7 PM1 AM*
Saturday PM Cruise7 PM1 AM*
Sunday Day CruiseNoon6 PM*
*All return times are approximate.

Victory I Pricing Per Person For Cruise Hollywood casino st charles buffet.

(Includes Port Fee/Parking/Federal Tax)

BoardingAdvance
Dining
Dining Purchase
On Ship
Monday thru Saturday AM Cruises$13$15$17.50
Sunday thru Tuesday PM Cruises$13À La Carte Menu
Available Only
Wednesday and Thursday PM Cruises$13$15$17.50
Friday and Saturday PM Cruises$13$20$22.50
Sunday Noon Cruise$13$20$22.50
Buffet may have special pricing on holidays and special events. Atlantic Café is available on the Sunday Noon cruise, Monday AM cruise, Tuesday AM cruise and Wednesday through Saturday AM & PM cruises. Buffet is not available on the Sunday, Monday and Tuesday PM cruises. À la Carte menu is available, for your dining needs, on Deck 1 everyday.

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Minimum Age: 18 years of age to sail and/or gamble, 21 years of age to consume alcohol. Valid Government I.D. Required.

Proper attire required (shoes and shirts).

Casino Cruise Ships Jacksonville Florida

Wheelchair and handicap scooter accessible (except for Transportation for scooters). We have 3 elevators on board and we also have a marine crew that will be happy to assist you up and down the ramp; if necessary. If you require a wheelchair during the cruise, you would need to provide your own.