Victory Casino Cruises Launches Play it Forward!
September 19th Cruise to Benefit the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (September 10, 2014) – Victory Casino Cruises (VCC) is proud to announce the launch of Play it Forward, a philanthropic program developed to give back to the local community and its many worthy causes. The program enables VCC to raise awareness and monies for designated local charitable organizations on a monthly basis.
During the month of September, VCC will partner with the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation (CFPF), a group that provides college scholarships, supplemental grants, and educational counseling for military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty.
“We are excited to bring a program to the community that will promote the great organizations in the area,” said Lester Bullock, CEO for Victory Casino Cruises. “We have always given back to the communities that we operate in, and this new program gives us the opportunity to benefit one unique and worthy local group each month. Upon learning of Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation, we knew they would be a great fit for this program.”
For each guest aboard the Victory II on September 19, 2014 at 7 p.m., VCC will donate $5 to CFPF. For a sold-out cruise, that equates to up to $3,000.
“We are so honored to have the opportunity to help the thousands of children who are in need after losing a parent,” said Eric Heineman, Director of Strategic Partnerships at the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation. “Our scholarships and financial assistance has helped many bright, motivated students attend and graduate from some of the top universities in the country. It is programs like Victory’s Play It Forward that allows us to continue our support and raise awareness in our community.”
About Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation
Established in 2002, Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation is dedicated to providing college scholarships, supplemental grants, and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty. Since its inception, Fallen Patriots has provided more than $7.5 million in support and started a pipeline for 5,200 children from all across America who will need future assistance. To learn more, visit www.fallenpatriots.org.
About Victory Casino Cruises
Victory Casino Cruises, one of the country's leading gaming ship companies, brought its Las Vegas‐style gaming experience to North Florida mid‐June with the launch of its newest ship, Victory II. Sailing out of historic Mayport, Fla., the Victory II is a 229‐foot catamaran, that carries 600 passengers on twice‐daily five to six‐hour cruises.
Victory II has three decks and offers 17 live table games including Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, 3 Card Poker, Ultimate Texas Hold 'Em, Let It Ride, EZ Bac and 21+3. In addition to table games, Victory II guests enjoy over 300 of the latest slot machines, Bingo and Sportsbook. The ship also provides numerous food and entertainment options including: a dining café and à la carte menu; live entertainment and special events; a nightclub with dance floor; slot and blackjack tournaments; karaoke, and more. Boarding passes are just $10, with complimentary drinks for those actively gaming. All guests must be 18 years or older to board, and 21 and up to drink alcohol. Visit www.victorycasinocruises.com for more information.
Victory Casino Cruises in Port Canaveral is Hosting a Celebrity Reality TV Night Cruise and Sponsoring ‘The Hearts of Reality.’
Join Victory Casino Cruises (Port Canaveral) in supporting ‘Hearts of Reality’ which benefits the charity ‘Give Kids the World Village’ and book your Celebrity Reality TV Night Cruise on Wednesday, July 30th, 2014.
Victory Casino Cruises in Port Canaveral has scheduled a Reality TV Night giving passengers the opportunity to meet popular reality TV stars and learn more about this worthwhile cause. This cruise will be followed the next day with a kickoff of the Hearts of Reality Summer Sidewalk Sale.
On the Ship (Port Canaveral) -Victory Casino Cruises’ Reality TV Night Cruise on Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
Enjoy a walk on deck and hear why so many reality stars and VCC support the good works of The Hearts of Reality’ which benefits the charity ‘Give Kids the World Village’. More celebrities are expected to add their name to the manifest. Currently, the below are scheduled guests, with more celebrities confirming every week.
- Casey Turner - "Big Brother 11"
- Russell Hantz - "Survivor"
- Katrina (Kat) Edorsson - "Survivor"
- Tanya Vance - "Survivor"
- Mark Long - TV Host and MTV personality
- Nick Peterson - (winner of "Bachelor Pad") "The Bachelorette"
- Chris Nordhom - (also on "The Phantom")
- James Wallington - on the show “Capture” on the CW channel
- Angela Zapotek - winner of the show “Ready for Love”
- Spencer Duhm - “Survivor Tocantins”
- Tina Wesson - winner of “Survivor Australian Outback”
Book now for this must-do summer event now! Call for further information and reservations at 855-GO-VICTORY (855-468-4286) or visit VictoryCasinoCruises.com.
Off the Ship - Hearts of Reality Summer Sidewalk Sale July 31st to August 3rd 2014
Gather up friends and family and head to Celebration, Florida for the Hearts of Reality Summer Sidewalk Sale and other special events Thursday, July 31st to Sunday, August 3 rd. TV's favorite reality stars are gathering to motivate contributions to Give Kids the World Village.
Shows and stars represented during this weekend affair include:
- "The Amazing Race" (The Afghanimals, Mallory Ervin, & more)
- "The Bachelor" (Juan Pablo & Nikki Ferrell)
- "Ghost Hunters" (Britt Griffith)
- "The Bachelorette" (Nick Peterson & more)
- "Big Brother" (Rachel Reilly, Brendon, Andy Heren, McRae, Elissa and more)
- "Survivor" (including Tim Wesson, Special Agent Phillip Sheppard, Richard Hatch, Fabio and more)
Several private events are scheduled to start on Thursday, July 31st with public events starting with the opening of the sidewalk sale on Friday, August 1st, which continues on to Sunday, August 3rd.
Don't miss the public autograph signing at Celebration's Bohemian Hotel on Saturday, August 2nd from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. A $25 donation to Give Kids the World Village provides access to the autograph area, photos and autographs with the stars, including Juan Pablo & Nikki Ferrell from the Bachelor, and a commemorative Autograph Booklet. Limits have been set on autographs because of the number of guests expected. Please call 407-566-4007 for information regarding the autograph signing.
Details are in progress for the 10:00 PM Wrap Up Party on Saturday, August 2nd in Celebration. What's planned so far is enough reason to stand in line for this fantastic event! A luau like no other you've attended awaits, featuring finger food and Survivor Karaoke.
For tickets, more information and a complete list of scheduled participants, visit http://celebrationtowncenter.com/events/hearts-of-realitysummer-sidewalk-sale-2014-2/.
Check out the Hearts of Reality website at: www.heartsofreality.com
About The Recipients: Give Kids the World Village
A non-profit organization, Give Kids the World Village provides a way for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families to experience Central Florida attractions cost-free. The 70-acre Give Kids the World Village is a resort designed for the special needs of children with seriously ill children and their families.
Entertainment attractions and more than 140 villa accommodations have welcomed over 127,000 families from around the world referred by wish-granting organizations and generous corporations and individuals. The cost-free week-long vacation promotes quality time to refocus on hope. The staff and more than 3,500 volunteers work hard to create the surprises, activities and events that await visiting families.
Check out the Give Kids the World Village website at: www.gktw.com
Victory Casino Cruises in Port Canaveral Sponsors Two Nights of Hope for a Single Mom
Body Slammin Breast Cancer III, has got a headlock on raising money for the ‘Hope for a Single Mom’ charity.
On the Ship - Victory Casino Cruise in Port Canaveral on Friday, July 11th, 2014
Victory Casino Cruises has designated the July 11th, 2014 Friday PM cruise out of Port Canaveral, Florida as the perfect opportunity for wrestling fans and everyone 18 or over that is active in the fight against cancer to sail with Victory Casino Cruises. In addition, there is the opportunity to meet some of today's wrestling greats.
Scheduled Professional Wrestlers for this event are:
• Devon Dudley
• Matt Morgan
• Scotty 2 Hotty
• SoCal Val
• ** watch for other wrestlers to join the excitement as more confirm weekly
There will be time for passengers to enjoy over 600 of the latest slot machines and play some live action blackjack, craps, roulette and more! During the cruise out to sea, there will be an opportunity to hear what motivates 24 times World Title Champion and recently inducted into TNA Hall of Fame Devon Dudley to act on behalf of this charity and encourage other wrestlers to join him for this worthwhile cause. Devon Dudley just announced that his tag team, Team 3D, will be the 3rd ever inductees into the TNA Wrestling Hall of Fame.
Professional wrestlers Matt Morgan, Scotty 2 Hotty, and the beautiful SoCal Val will join the 5-hour cruise. There's always the possibility of a surprise guest, so mark your calendar for Friday, July 11th and confirm your reservations to be one of the 1200 passengers sailing Victory that evening. Call VCC for reservations today at 855-GO-VICTORY (855-468-4286) or book online at www.victorycasinocruises.com
Off the Ship - Body Slammin Breast Cancer III Saturday, September 13th, 2014
Victory Casino Cruises is proud to sponsor Body Slammin Breast Cancer III at the Melbourne Auditorium at 625 E Hibiscus Blvd in Melbourne on Saturday, September 13th, 2014.
The festivities start at 5:00 PM with shopping, food, and beverages. The Funpipe Band is providing live entertainment until the bell time at 7:00 PM.
The Main spokesperson Devon Dudley will be joined by Garrett Bischoff, Samoa Joe, Jay Lethal, Matt Morgan, and SoCal Val. Watch for other wrestlers to join the excitement as they challenge one another for a good cause.
Tickets are $15 for general admission and $25 for VIP. All proceeds go to ‘Hope for a Single Mom’, which raises money to benefit single moms fighting breast cancer.
Tickets are available at HopeForASingleMom.com. Come out and show your support!
About Hope for a Single Mom
Hope for a Single Mom is a nonprofit organization that helps single mothers during their battle with breast cancer in Brevard County. 100% of all money raised goes to help these moms! Hope for a Single Mom started a few years ago when Denise More, a single mom, was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her sister, Donna Sullivan, handled the finances while Denise went through treatment.
The reality of survival with no income was a shock. Donna and her coworkers contributed some of their income, and shortly thereafter, the citizens of Brevard asked how they could help. The first donation for this charity, totaling just over $5,000, was counted into Denise's hand at a ceremony held at the Melting Pot.
Activities like the Victory Casino Cruise on Friday, July 11th and the family friendly wrestling event on Saturday, September 13rd are ways for the community to contribute and recognize where their donations are going. ‘Hope to a Single Mom’ relieves a lot of financial worry at a time when avoiding stress is vital to recovery. Reserve your seats today.
Visit VictoryCasinoCruises.com and HopeForASingleMom.com to find out more about this upcoming event.
Casino Cruises Return to Jacksonville
MAYPORT, Fla. -- A new casino cruise line is taking a gamble on Jacksonville, dropping anchor in Mayport, and looking to hire about 200 people.
Victory Casino Cruises Coming to Jacksonville Mid-June 2014
Written by Jensen Werley Reporter - Jacksonville Business Journal - Check out full article here
Based upon the success he's seen in Central Florida, the owner of casino ship coming to Jacksonville is betting local residents will go all in at the floating gaming establishment.
The Victory II, which will be setting sail from Mayport in mid-June, features a variety of gaming options, food, beverages and entertainment.
Lester Bullock, CEO of Victory Casino Cruises, said the quality of his product is what sets his ships apart from past ships, which weren't able to stay in the market.
"We're delivering a better product," he said. "It's not just gaming, it's an entertainment experience."
Bullock, who also has a ship in Cape Canaveral, said his crew modifies the entertainment to woo the clientele on the boat at any given time. He said during the day, when the crowd tends to be senior citizens, there will be live bands playing oldies.
At night, when the crowd is younger, the ship will have a fully-functioning nightclub on the top deck. He also expects high-quality, fresh food and drinks to be part of the experience.
"There are a lot of moving parts," said Bullock, who is putting the finishing touches on the ship, ticket area and dock, which will have a Key West aesthetic, making the entire area surrounding the ship "quaint and cute."
Bullock said he believes in his ship's ability to not only be successful, but to significantly influence Jacksonville's economy.
"Our direct impact is $10 to 12 million, but I'd say it's worth $30 to 40 million to the economy," Bullock said.
He said he expects to hire between 200 to 250 employees for the Jacksonville-based ship, which is 229 feet long, will service about 600 passengers and will have three decks.
Victory Casino Cruises has a 10-year agreement to dock at its Mayport slip.
"Mayport is a sleepy gem," he said. "I don't know if the locals want it woken up, but it is a gem."
While Florida has attempted to legalize more land-based gambling in the past, Bullock said he is not overly concerned. Right now, he said Jacksonville, northeast Florida and south Georgia is lacking gambling opportunities, and his ship will fill that void.
"If it works in Canaveral, I know it can work here," he said. "We really figured it out."
Victory Casino Cruises Announces Summer Concert Line-up
Monday, 11 June 2012 17:30
CAPE CANAVERAL, FL - (June 11, 2012) Some of the biggest music stars of the modern and early pop music genre will make their way and entertain aboard Victory Casino Cruises, Florida's largest gaming ship. The "Summer Concert Series" will showcase national recording acts beginning Friday, June 22nd with the legendary group The Coasters Featuring Carl Gardner, Jr., A Tribute, The Legacy Continues. Two nights later, Victory presents a SaiLebrity Cruise with Chris Kirkpatrick from Nsync and Nigels11(June 24th).
Party With Christopher Reid On Victory
Tuesday, 17 April 2012 00:00
Standup Entertainer Stars At Special Sunday Evening Sail April 29
CAPE CANAVERAL, FL - (April 17, 2012) What do you get when you combine a world class entertainer with a high quality casino cruise? An electrifying, out of the ordinary evening you’re certain to tell all your friends about.
For The First Time! Cirque Performers On A Casino Cruise!
For The First Time! Cirque Performers On A Casino Cruise!
Mind Games Entertainer Jim Karol To Dazzle Victory Casino Cruises Patrons
CAPE CANAVERAL, FL - (March 21, 2012) Spellbinding and extraordinary are not enough to describe next week's very special Victory Casino Cruises voyage off Port Canaveral. In an evening that promises to be remembered, those boarding Victory 1 will not only be treated to the usual fare of Las Vegas style slots and gaming, but they will also be entertained by an unforgettable troupe of Cirque-style performers and renowned mind games authority and Hollywood actor Jim Karol. The show is free with boarding.