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Cruise company boss welcomes gaming move

Norwegian Cruise Line CEO Kevin Sheehan said his company had been pleased by news that MPs were considering the Cruise Ships (Casinos) Act 2013.

Gaming has been off the table so far for visiting ships. The legislation, if approved, would allow licensed vessels to offer gaming to their passengers while in port during certain hours of the day.

Mr Sheehan this year said on-board gaming had been under discussion with “three or four Premiers” without gaining traction.

NCL this season dispatched the Breakaway, the biggest liner in local history, to call on the Island.

The giant vessel is scheduled to make its last visit of the season next month.

“We believe this will enhance the guest experience and therefore will encourage more of our guests to consider a cruise to Bermuda,” Mr Sheehan told The Royal Gazette.

“We will continue to monitor the process, and look forward to having the legislation in place as soon as possible.”

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Published September 25, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated September 25, 2013 at 12:38 am)

Cruise company boss welcomes gaming move

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