Casino cruises prove there's plenty of fun to be found away from shore. You don't have to pack up and make your way to the Las Vegas Strip to enjoy hot gaming action and cool entertainment if you'd rather visit the beach. When you add casino cruises to your beach itinerary, all of the perks of casinos—gaming, live entertainment, and great food—are added to excellent views and a cruise to remember. On the East Coast, especially in the South, casino cruises are options for short-term excursions. Many casino cruises shove off from popular beach destinations along the Atlantic Ocean, from Myrtle Beach to Miami and points in between.
Riverboat gaming has become more popular in the last few years. Some of the boats stay at the dock the majority of the time, while others set sail on casino cruises on America's great rivers. Many of the major cruise lines also offer gaming on the go. Carnival, Holland America, and other familiar names include gaming on their cruising leaving from American ports en route to the Caribbean, Alaska, or Europe.
Casino cruises in Florida
No state has more casino cruise options than the Sunshine State. Excursions depart from both Florida coasts and they typically including a few hours for gaming, dining and entertainment. Whether you're planning to soak up the sun along the Atlantic Ocean or the Gulf of Mexico, chances are you won't be far from a gaming cruise. A host of cruises depart from Miami or South Beach at the southern tip of Florida, one more addition to South Florida's sizzling hot entertainment scene. Some of these cruises go as far as the Bahamas—an experience easy to love and hard to forget. The more laid-back cities of western Florida also set the stage for gaming cruises.
Victory Casino Cruises
The newest addition to Florida's mobile gaming scene, Victory Casino Cruises set sail in summer 2011. Based in Fort Canaveral in Central Florida, the cruise company offers a full schedule of sailings on Monday through Saturday mornings, Monday through Saturday nights, and Sunday Afternoons. The comfortable and chic ships offer a mix of table games, slots, and sports betting, making it easy to find your favorite style of gaming. You'll also find a well-stocked buffet on all of the cruises and weekend parties that kick the fun into high gear.
Casino Cruises in Myrtle Beach
Myrtle Beach is another East Coast city known for its long list of fun things to do. It's no surprise that casino cruises are part of the options in this Carolina vacation hotspot. Myrtle Beach's cruises depart from the Little River Inlet, heading out to the Atlantic Ocean. Guests enjoy ocean views as they lay down bets and collect their winnings. The typical journey lasts five hours, giving plenty of time to enjoy all that the cruises have to offer, complete with free drinks. Some visitors save a cruise for the nighttime, while others embark on matinee cruises leaving plenty of time to sample Myrtle Beach's nightlife back on shore.
Gamers have many choices for where to spend time with Lady Luck on land as well. Popular destinations include Las Vegas, Reno, and Atlantic City. Other gaming destinations like Foxwoods Resort Casino in Massachusetts and the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Biloxi along the Mississippi Coast. You'll also find gaming establishes in cities large and small in the Canadian provinces, Indian reservations, select American states and some locations in Mexico. But yet this is one part of the gaming scene.