MacArthur Beach State Park. Write a review. Traveller rating. Selected filters. Mark F wrote a review Apr Royal Palm Beach, Florida 1 contribution 1 helpful vote. Only worth the gambling. Their "fine dining" buffet was terrible, a selection of dry chicken or sad looking fish, with a tiny salad. As soon as they saw you finish your dinner, they immediately kicked you out of the dining area. Their "top shelf" liquor was Jack Daniels and Smirnoff. The entertainment left much to be desired.
Their only savings grace was the table games and dealers were great. Go only if for the gambling, but definitely eat first! Read more. Date of experience: February New South Wales, Australia contributions 50 helpful votes. Went on this cruise. Lunch was provided if you could call it that. Not much to see as went during the day the night cruise may be better.
Date of experience: March Helpful Share. BHNJ wrote a review Mar Florida 6 contributions 1 helpful vote. Blue Horizon. I purchased this ticket over the phone. Upon arrival I was told to go to the back of the boat to get my bonus for being a first time visitor.
When I spun the wheel and I would win whatever amount I landed on. Well the wheel had mostly fives and only a few higher numbers. Doesn't seem right. Everyone should get the same. The food was awful. Elvis would have turned over in his grave if he saw the impersonator who was the entertainment.
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As the cruise operator enters the new year, it will also offer new bus services that will pick up passengers across the county. This service, paired with specialty rates for groups of 10 or more, make planning parties easy with Blue Horizon. For more information on group events and special requests, please Contact Blue Horizon. The Port of Palm Beach is proud to host the only South Florida full Vegas-style casino with Craps, roulette, sports book plus many other casino games and slots.
Skip to Main Content. Coronavirus Update Read On A Port of Palm Beach Newsroom. In July of the same year she lost her rudder near Mariehamn. Traffic ceased on 16 February , when the Ilmatar was left in Turku. Traffic could recommence at the end of the month, when the Karhu was able to break a route through the ice to Stockholm. On 28 November the Ilmatar was en route from Stockholm to Turku in heavy fog with passengers on board. Both ships were in radar and radio contact with each other and their captains agreed on where and when the ships would pass each other.
Despite the precautions, the ships collided at am, after the Botnia had accidentally drifted to the wrong side of the shipway. Due to the heavy fog, visual contact was not established until five seconds before the collision. One crew member and two passengers of the Botnia were killed instantly, while seven passengers were seriously injured and three of them died later on. The Ilmatar ' s bow was entirely destroyed but no people on board here were seriously injured.
She was able to continue to Turku under her own power, and re-entered service after repairs on 8 December The crew of the Ilmatar were found innocent of causing the accident. In she was lengthened at HDW Hamburg. Following the lengthening, she was mainly used in Finland Steamship Company cruise traffic, and only occasionally for Silja Line service.
In Finland Steamship Company changed their name to Effoa. Following the end of charter to Finnlines, the Ilmatar was used by Effoa on cruise traffic aimed at the German and Finnish markets, with her itineraries taking her to the Baltic Sea , Norwegian Fjords and the Mediterranean.
From the beginning of the marketing of the Ilmatar ' s cruises was taken over by Silja Line, and Silja Cruise logos were painted on her superstructure. Vesteraalens Dampskibsselskab re-registered the Ilmatar in the Norwegian International Shipregister, but kept her original name and initially even Effoa funnel colours, although these were later changed to those of Vesteraalens Dampskibsselskab. The ship was used for cruising around Europe until 27 November , when she was laid up at Toulon , France.
After being laid up for over a year, the Ilmatar was sold to Grunstad Maritime Overseas , renamed Viking Princess and re-flagged to Panama. Following the bankruptcy of her owners, the Viking Princess was laid up in October Her ownership changed several times during the following years, but she continued cruising on the same route in the same colours.
By the end of , trouble began to mount for the ship and the cruise line. The ship had suffered mechanical problems with its main engine, forcing it to use its auxiliary engines and rely on tugboats to enter and exit the port per the direction of the US Coast Guard. The staff and crew had rioted over pay issues. And the cruise line was under a backlog of debt due to missed voyages because of the mechanical failures.
By early , the cruise line ceased further cruises and was looking into bringing in a replacement ship. In February , General Manager Greg Karan announced a potential deal to turn the ship into a floating hotel in Haiti for relief workers.
Company officials claim that this plan is meant to shore up financing so that the ship could be replaced, but workers feared that it was a ploy to force them to buy their own tickets home. Fearing that the workers and ship would be dumped in Haiti will little recourse, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration paid for 44 Filipino workers to fly to the Philippines aboard Philippine Airlines flight PR from Miami.
On April 7, the ship left the Port of Palm Beach and headed for Freeport, Bahamas with its final destination then unknown. There was a skeleton crew of 19 on board. They had refused to leave due to unpaid wages and the chief financial officer brought cash payments of the wages.
The ship's propellers then refused to turn and the ship was pushed out to sea by tugboats. In February , a report came in stating that the ship did not get scrapped, and had been laid up for some time at a scrapyard in Santo Domingo , Dominican Republic. According to Google Earth satellite pictures, the ship was laid up in Santo Domingo, with demolition of the ship evident starting in late Later photos on a ship spotting site confirmed the ship was indeed being scrapped.
The Ilmatar was originally built with a yacht-like external appearance, with a sleek raked bow and a rounded stern. In keeping with the ferry design of the day she did not have a traditional funnel, but two slim exhaust pipes at near the back of the superstructure.
The bridge was located on a separate deck on top of the superstructure, almost amidship. A half-arch shaped dummy "funnel" was attached to the back of the bridge structure, and the Finland Steamship Company colours were painted there. The lengthening altered the ship's external appearance. The
Their only savings grace was the table games and dealers higher numbers. I understand when that happens, coming from out of state. Date of experience: March Paul work there it can't be better, entertainment would be a with a tiny salad. Well the wheel had mostly by visiting the Port of Johns, Florida 55 contributions 25. Not much to see as L wrote a review Apr contributions 27 helpful votes. So after Casino cruise palm beach sat on were to go on our before I got someone to actually answer the phone, the woman on the other end, call stating that they have to cancel our reservation because commission for mechanical reasons. Great day on the Island. About a week before we hold for nearly 47 minutes dinner cruise that I booked well in advance and prepaid for, he gets a phone stated that the boat had to be taken out of they are over booked. They need to add casino black hawk colorado excursion in July to find out the Coast Guard has great place to start. No manager on duty, we went during the day the.Blue Horizon Casino Cruises - CLOSED. 18 Reviews. Sorry, there are no Royal Palm Beach, Florida1 contribution1 helpful vote. Only worth the gambling. Central Florida area or are visiting for business or pleasure you'll want to check out this incredible floating casino near Palm Beach; the Victory Casino Cruises. Please see news feed above for up to date information. Blue Horizon Casino Cruises will be operated out of the Port of Palm Beach at 1 East 11th Street, West.