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New operator takes over casino cruise ship at the Port of Palm Beach

By Susan Salisbury - Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

Island Breeze International is taking over the Black Diamond gambling cruise ship at the Port of Palm Beach and expects to be sailing by Aug. 1.

The port commission approved a 10-year lease and day cruise operating agreement Thursday with the Bellmawr, N.J.-based company, port spokeswoman Julie Trieste said Tuesday. The company plans to rename the ship the Island Breeze, completely remodel it and install new gaming equipment. It has a capacity of 550 passengers.

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