Memorial Day - Vets Sail Free
Memorial Day may seem like it's just another excuse to party, but before you make your weekend plans, consider who has died for your country so that you can have the freedom to enjoy that cookout. This May 25th holds deep significance for Americans, as it honors all the soldiers -- men and women -- who died serving our country in wars. Also referred to as Decoration Day, Memorial Day is a time to reflect on all those who have died fighting for our hard-earned freedom -- something many of us take for granted each and every day.
Time to Say Thanks with a Free Sail
Many of you will never see the inside of a tank, war room, or bunker in the middle of the desert. There are countless who have, and many of whom never got to come home. So as you sit and cherish your kids, friends, brothers, sisters and parents this weekend, remember you wouldn't be here to have those laughs were it not for the bravery of the hundreds of thousands of souls who have died fighting for your rights. In honor of this day of remembrance, here at Victory Cruises, we are welcoming all vets to sail FREE this weekend. In between honoring the fallen with parades and private gatherings, please make us a part of your weekend. Let off some steam, re-connect with friends, take in a show, have a bite to eat and hopefully win some money!
What You Can Do on Our Cruises
Sailing out of Port Canaveral or Jacksonville, there is so much to see and do on Victory Casino Cruises -- especially on holiday weekends. This is made all the more special as we invite veterans to set sail with us for free on the am. and p.m. Monday, May 25 cruises. Each sailing lasts six hours -- plenty of time for you to get away from it all, have some FREE drinks, dance to the latest tunes in the club, and sample the best cuisine this floating oasis has to offer. Of course, you can also try your luck on our cruises at slots, blackjack, craps, roulette, poker, bingo and more. Also happening on Monday May 25th is 50 Shades of May, where you can win $50 in free slot play every half hour. Bingo will be going on in Big Norm's Club V every AM and PM cruise with Progressive $1000 cover-all...55 numbers or less bingo! Minimum of 20 players is required to play. Step up to the mic with our guest karaoke DJ DI in Big Norm's Club V. DJ DI has been in the music business for more than 20 years, so stop by and show us your stuff to your favorite music. You can also enjoy a drink with friends at the Coral Sky Tiki Bar or Victory Sportsbook Lounge where you're never far from the action with video poker-lined bars.
You have your choice of daytime or evening cruises. Our daytime cruises set sail at 11 a.m. and return around 4 p.m., with the night time cruises leaving at 7 p.m. and returning at midnight. All it costs for civilians on Monday is $10 to board. All vets board free. Advanced dining prices range between $15 and $20, and you can grab a delicious dinner at Atlantic Dining where you can choose from tasty meals with a wide variety of the freshest and most delicious choices available ranging from succulent meats carved or grilled how you like them to classic comfort foods including down-home family favorites. If you're in the mood for seafood, you're in luck because we have the freshest seafood around. Pair it with a hand-tossed salad and dessert. Come aboard and celebrate the holiday! Just remember no kids are allowed, and you must be 18 to gamble/21 to drink.
A Holiday of Thanks
Think about the Day That Will Live in Infamy: Pearl Harbor in 1941, where 2,300 service lives were lost in that one raid alone. Think back to both World Wars, where more than 600,000 lives were taken -- man of whom were young boys at the tender age of 18. Fast forward to the Vietnam War which claimed 60,000 lives. The new age of wars, from Operation Desert Storm to Operation Enduring Freedom, took nearly 8,000 lives in the last three decades. Remember: Today's United States military is 100 percent made up of volunteers. There hasn't been a draft since the early 1970s in this country. That means that everyone who enters service now knows the risks they're taking yet choose to do so anyway. Let's honor the brave who have perished in war by honoring our nation's vets this weekend. Join us in celebrating their efforts by enjoying a relaxing, fun and social experience on board Victory Cruises.