The maiden voyage will be at 7:00 pm from Terminal No. 2 on the south side of Port Canaveral. The ship, formerly known as Surfside Princess, was purchased in 2010 from SunCruz Casinos and initially announced a grand opening in November, 2010, before operators were forced to push back the date several times.
The ship went through a multimillion-dollar overhaul and now has 5,500 square feet of new carpeting, new fixtures, signs, seating, lighting and new gaming machines and tables. The casino located on the top levels offers 600 slot machines, 30 table games,a sports lounge and a nightclub.
“We are ready to go and want to shout it from the rooftops. The anticipation and interest by area residents has been remarkable. Our staff is very excited to get going and show off Victory.” Greg Karan, Victory Casino‘s chief operating officer, said in a statement.
The Victory 1 Casino will sail seven days a week, with two daily cruises from Saturday to Monday and one daily cruise on Sundays. Each five hour cruise excursion has a fixed price of $10 per person. The four level, 3,200 feet long ship has capacity for1,200 passengers.