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Between the devil and the deep blue

On March 2, 2020, Virgin Voyages cancelled its elaborate New York launch celebration for its Fincantieri-built, Scarlet Lady cruise ship. Having left PortMiami for its inaugral sailing season in late February, where it was due to take 2,770 sailors and 1,150 crew around the Caribbean, the Scarlet Lady ignominiously left harbour in New York with…

Germany – Gauselmann Group opens Merkur Casino on the new Mein Schiff 2 cruise ship

The family-owned, East Westphalian Gauselmann Group has expanded its involvement in the cruise ship segment by opening a casino on the new TUI Cruises cruise ship Mein Schiff 2. The official baptism of the ship took place in February in Lisbon. The Gauselmann Group has been operating a CMM on Mein Schiff 1 since last…

North Korea – North Korea wants investors for casino cruise ship

North Korea is looking for investors to fund a casino cruise liner looking to boost maritime tourism in the Mount Kumgang tourist region, a special development zone and port. Despite gambling being banned in North Korea, the government is looking for up to $20m to operate a casino-cruise ship sailing to Southeast Asia and Vladivostok,…

India – Congress promises to shut down Goan casino sector

The Congress, a political party in Goa, has vowed to ban and remove all floating casinos permanently from its rivers, putting between 5,000 and 10,000 people out of work. Congress Chief Luizinho Faleiro said: “We will ban both off-shore and on-shore casinos. In the first phase, off-shore casinos will be removed. Those on the shore…

Malaysia – Podiumspot Capital to build largest casino cruise in the world

Malaysian company Podiumspot Capital Group has started work on what it says will be the world’s largest casino cruise ship, called the Crusino. It is expected to take three years to build. Crusino will measures 295m in length and 36m in width and will accommodate up to 3,200 passengers. T. Leonard, the CEO of Podiumspot…

China – Century Casinos opens ship-based casino for Chinese market

Century Casinos has opened a casino onboard the Glory Sea of Diamond Cruise International Co., Ltd. on it’s maiden voyage from Shanghai, China to Shimonoseki, Japan. The Glory Sea has a capacity of over 1,200 passengers and will focus on the Chinese cruise market with four-day trips between China, South Korea andJapan. The state-of-the-art casino…

Malta – Malta approves first casino cruise liner

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has approved the first application for a casino cruise liner received from Crystal Cruises, which is represented in Malta by Gollcher Group, for its award-winning Crystal Serenity which will call to Malta on June 5 and 6, 2015. Crystal’s onboard casinos on Crystal Serenity are stylish venues offering Blackjack, Craps,…

Malta – Cruise liners to operate casinos out of Malta

Malta’s land-based casinos will face new competition from cruise liners which will be allowed to operate casinos in return for a license fee per ship payable to the government. The fee, which is €500 for cruise liners carrying less than 1,500 passengers and €1,000 for cruise ships carrying more, will allow cruise liners to operate…

Singapore – Cruises benefitting from Singapore casino levy

A casino cruise ship from Singapore is reporting that business is picking up after falling off drastically when the country’s two casinos opened in 2010. Lido casino, which operates on board the Leisure World cruise ship, offers 40 tables and 200 slots as it sails in international waters off the Indonesian island of Batam. The…