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Blue Horizon casino cruise won't sail until Oct. 13

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. - If you had hopes of sailing on the Blue Horizon casino cruise this weekend, you'll have to wait a little longer before service resumes.

The ship was expecting to sail Friday, but cruises are not scheduled to resume until Oct. 13.

In July, the 600-passenger boat entered dry dock for maintenance.

The company cited safety and security of its guests and staff as reasons for deciding to suspend service for repairs.

Officials said it would only take three to four weeks to install two new engines.

However, other maintenance problems arose after the ship's communications system was knocked out after a lightning strike at the Port of Palm Beach.

The ship had only been in operation for a couple of weeks before halting service in July.

The company continues to take reservations for future cruises.

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