If you go

The Black Diamond offers day cruises that depart 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and 11 a.m. Sundays, and evening cruises that begin 7 p.m. Sundays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Cruises last about five hours, and first-time prices range from $25 to $40. Discounts are provided for return visits.

The ship serves brunch or dinner during the first hour, and then has live blackjack, craps and roulette, as well as a sports book and slot machines. Smoking is allowed only on the rear deck.

The ship sails from the Port of Palm Beach, 1 E. 11th St., in Riviera Beach. Call 561-623-1848 or go to BDCruises.com.

Nick Sortal


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