Island Breeze International, an entertainment cruise development company, announced its subsidiary is currently developing a single-day gaming cruise operation to be based in Miami, Florida, that will cater to residents of Miami-Dade county as well as tourists visiting the Miami Beach area. The company plans to offer five to six hour round trip gaming cruises twice daily from the Port of Miami on one of the largest single-day gaming cruise vessels in the United States.
Each cruise will offer customers an authentic Las Vegas-style gaming experience onboard the m/v Island Breeze, a 415 foot long one thousand passenger cruise vessel. The m/v Island Breeze expects to offer its patrons 18,000 square feet of gaming space complete with slot machines, table games and sports betting. Other planned onboard amenities include a sports bar, a VIP lounge, nightclub/showroom and a full service restaurant with both buffet and a la carte options. The breadth and quality of amenities on the Island Breeze will provide Miami area residents and visitors with an exciting new alternative to existing on-shore entertainment and gaming options.
With an adult population (ages 21+) of over 1.8 million and total population of 2.5 million, Miami-Dade is the most populous county in Florida and the eighth most populous in the United States. In addition to its sizable local population, Miami-Dade is also a top destination for international tourists and has consistently ranked among the top five preferred destinations in the United States for international travelers since 1990. In 2011, a record 13.4 million overnight tourists (international and domestic origin) visited Miami-Dade County and contributed in excess of $21.6 billion to the local economy.
The company’s plan to renovate the m/v Island Breeze and launch its intended project is dependent on closing sufficient financing. Although the company is actively seeking financing, there can be no assurance that the necessary financing can be secured.