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Miami-Bimini ferry makes inaugural voyage – photos

The Resorts World Bimini SuperFast Cruise Ship made its inaugural voyage to Bimini from Port Miami, Florida this weekend. The $100 million ship boasts casinos, restaurants, bars and lounge areas. 

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Monday, July 22, 2013
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Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe addresses the crowd in Bimini. Pictured to his left is Prime Minister Perry Christie. (Photo Harry Cutting/©Dupuch)

On board to celebrate the vessel’s first voyage were Prime Minister Perry Christie and Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe (left) along with President of RAV Bahamas Gerardo Capo (background).

The $100 million cruise ship, formerly a Greek ferry plying the Mediterranean Sea, has been upgraded to include casinos, restaurants, bars and lounge areas.

Resorts World Bimini is offering twice-daily service between Port Miami and Bimini. The high speed vessel, capable of sailing at 30 knots, is the fastest cruise ship in The Americas.

Miami-Bimini ferry makes inaugural voyage

Leslie Bethel, consultant to the joint venture of RAV Bahamas and Resorts World Bimini, speaks to reporters. (Photo Harry Cutting/©Dupuch Publications)

Miami-Bimini ferry makes inaugural voyage

A passenger shows his winning tickets from the onboard casino. (Photo Harry Cutting/©Dupuch Publications)

Miami-Bimini ferry makes inaugural voyage

Bartenders taking care of guests. (Photo Harry Cutting/©Dupuch Publications)

Miami-Bimini ferry makes inaugural voyage

Onboard entertainment included dancers and live music. (Photo Harry Cutting/©Dupuch Publications)

Miami-Bimini ferry makes inaugural voyage

Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe takes the captain’s seat. (Photo Harry Cutting/©Dupuch Publications)

Miami-Bimini ferry makes inaugural voyage

Obie Wilchcombe (left); president of Genting Americas Colin Au; Prime Minister Perry Christie; and RAV Bahamas CEO Gerardo Capo assemble to celebrate the ferry’s inaugural voyage. (Photo Harry Cutting/Dupuch Publications)

Bimini SuperFast Cruise Ship on its inaugural voyage day

Passengers disembark at their destination in Bimini. Click the photo for enlargement. (Photo Harry Cutting/©Dupuch Publications)

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