Casino cruises postponed due to tropical storm

Tropical Storm Arthur looks like it's targeting the Carolinas, but it's making an impact on the First Coast. The Victory Casino Cruise was docked Tuesday night and Wednesday due to Tropical Storm Arthur. 225 employees won't be reporting to the ship for work – and the passengers will have to reschedule for another night.

The Victory Casino Cruise made its way back to Mayport after Tuesday afternoon's cruise – and for the next 42 hours or so– it's not going back out to sea.

"It's blowing out there, you have high seas and you don't want anyone to feel uncomfortable out there nevermind get tossed around," said Elaine Brown with Victory Casino Cruises.

Passengers who pre-bought tickets will get to reschedule. The cruise has been sold out twice since it launched two weeks ago – with large crowds sailing every day. Tuesday was Rodney Herlong's second time on-board – this time with his boss.

Herlong says it was a little bit rocky – but nothing serious. What is getting serious – is the strength of the waves out at the beaches. Red flags were up along the beaches again – and those rough conditions are going to increase on Wednesday.

"Hopefully they don't close it that would be kind of a bummer," said Brandon Winterfeld.

Winterfeld and his wife are visiting family in Jacksonville – they're from Toledo and came a long way to get some rest and relaxation on Florida's beautiful First Coast beaches.

"I got one day out of it so it won't be a complete loss you know," Winterfeld said.

Victory Casino Cruises says the ship should be back on schedule by Thursday.


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