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Cape Canaveral Cruises aboard the Sterling Casino
Above: Cape Canaveral casino cruise aboard the Sterling

Ship info

The Sterling gambling cruise departs from Cape Canaveral. Throughout the year, she offers casino cruises seven days a week.

Guest capacity: 1,800
Length: 440 feet
Table Games:

Sailing Schedule

The Sterling Ambassador II departs from the Sterling Casino Lines Terminal.

Day Cruise: The ship departs daily at 11am and returns at 4pm.

Evening Cruise: Sunday - Thursday, the ship departs at 7pm, and returns at midnight. On Friday and Saturday, the ship sails at 7pm and returns at 1am.

Sterling Overview

The largest casino ship in Florida includes free admission, four casinos, and entertainment.

Passengers must be 21 to sail. A valid State or Federal ID must be presented in order to board.


Onboard gambling includes Blackjack, Roulette, Mini Baccarat, Craps, and Slot machines.


Complimentary deli buffet. Gaming participants drink for free.

Sterling reviews

Sterling Casino Cruise "Very Enjoyable"
Date: January 22, 2006
Reviewer: Miami Beach 411 User, Jacksonville, FL
Went on the cruis for the first time. It was very enjoyable, the buffet was what it said it would be. I was very impressed with the fact that they kept the buffet filled with a variety of deli foods. The entertainment was very good and there was something for everyone. I was a little disappointed that the slots were mostly quarters and very few nickels. We went for the day cruise and I felt it was worth the drive down and back. Thanks Sterling, you have a wonderful ship.

Sterling Casino Cruise "A Fun Day"

Date: October 13, 2005
Reviewer: Miami Beach 411 User, Barefoot Bay, FL
Sure I wasn’t a winner, but we had a good time, all the works, very friendly. The woman that entertained as Reba, just great. You would have had a hard time telling me she wasn’t Reba.

Sterling Casino Cruise "Not as Sterling as it pretends"

Date: August 25, 2005
Reviewer: Miami Beach 411 User, NY
Me and my wife were quite excited about the idea of going on a short cruise with entertainment, dance and gambling.
We had looked at the brochure which made the cruise look pretty good. We were however fairly disappointed. We expected a nice dressed up evening with good food and maybe dancing.

The dance floor is not bigger that a 10 feet in diameter or less. It is not an upscale cruise. You can wear jeans and t-shirt and you will not be underdressed. Food was a bun with lunch meat, chips, cooked eggs, and pickles.

Although the entertainment was not exciting, the entertainers were quite good; mostly music and singers/impressionists.

The casino had what you expected in most casinos but no Texas hold hem tables.

If you are a blackjack player, you don't have not too many choices but it is adequate. If you planned on playing some type of table games, you should put your ticket on the table of your choice as soon as you get in the boat as people select their seats prior to when gambling will start.

You can not gamble until the cruise is out of Florida State waters which takes about an hour or slightly less. Same thing when you get back to the port.

I'm a serious blackjack player. On the blackjack sides of things, the dealers are fast and there is no mid-shoe entry. This latter rule is somewhat highly unusual where even if you are sitting at the table and have being playing on that shoe, if you don't wan t to bet for one hand, you can not play that shoe again. You have to wait for the next shoe. That was quite upsetting for numerous players. Also the pit bosses are not consistent in applying their own rules, neither are the dealers. The pit boss allowed some high roller player to get back in mid-shoe. The pit bosses are also more concerned with high rollers than small card counters like me.

Overall, if you want a not upscale outing for free with a small cruise ride, and plan mostly on a few drinks and gambling, you will enjoy. However, if you plan on an upscale date, dancing, gambling, and good food, you will be disappointed.

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Contact info

Sterling Casino Cruise
101 George J King Blvd
Cape Canaveral, FL 32920
Phone: (800) 765-5711
Web: www.sterlingcasinolines.com

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