Aquasino to arrive from Miami to Little River

Little River, SC - MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - The Sun Cruz name will return to the South Carolina coast now that a new boat is on its way from Miami.

The Aquasino is expected to sail from Miami next week to take the place of the old boat operated by Sun Cruz before their bankruptcy. The company plans to hire about 160 workers and should be ready for gambling cruises before the end of the month.

The Aquasino can hold 600 passengers, and is about three times the size of the old Sun Cruz boat. The plan is for two daily trips, costing passengers $10 each.

Sun Cruz operated gambling cruises out of Little River before filing for bankruptcy in December.

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