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January - June 2002
Cruise & Caribbean News

28th June       Paradise Island, Bahamas       Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Sun International Announces Extension of Period for Share Sale by Kersaf
Sun International Completes Name Change and Announces New Ticker Symbol
The new name from July 1st will be Kerzner International Limited and the ticker symbol will change to KZL. The new website will be:

17th June       Barbados       Source: Barbados Nation - Opinion
Casinos? Maybe – Go As You Please

13th June       Miami        Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Casinos, Cruise Ships and Table Service Restaurants Will Drive POS System Growth in Next 12 Months According to IHL Consulting Group

12th June       Las Vegas & Puerto Rico        Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Global Gaming Business Magazine Launched at Caribbean Gaming Conference

22nd May        New York & Puerto Rico       Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Fourth Annual Caribbean Gaming & Hospitality Conference 2002 'Economic survival in turbulent times'

21st May        Florida        Source: Yahoo/WESH
Help Arrives for Stranded Gambling Ship

20th May        Florida        Source: Boston Herald/AP
Abandoned gambling ship expected to drift onto Ormond Beach
The 135 ft Ocean Club was being ferried from Miami to the Northeast for repairs at the time of 

20th May       Paradise Island, Bahamas        Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Sun International Hotels Limited Announces Plans To Change Name To Kerzner International Limited
The change is set to take effect on or before July 1, 2002. The stock symbol will also change from SIH to KZL. Website:

20th May        St. Augustine, Florida         Source: Yahoo/WJXT
Two Reboard, Try To Save Disabled Casino Ship

27th May       Miami      Source:
Carnival 'won't sell Cunard to win EU clearance for P&O Princess bid'

15th May       Barbados      Source: Barbados Daily Nation
Casino call
The former Minister of Tourism is supporting casino is supporting the idea of introducing casinos to Barbados

10th May       Miami       Source: Northern Light/PRNewswire
Legendary Liner Queen Elizabeth 2 To Offer 16 Transatlantic Crossings for 2003

10th May       New York & Puerto Rico       Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Gaming/Hospitality Conference Offers Aggressive Response to Region's Setback, Setting New Course for the Region

3rd May       Florida      Source: Miami Herald
SunCruz proposal to pay off creditors

13th April      South Carolina      Source: Myrtle Beach Online - Opinion
One squishy stance on casino boats

2nd April      China      Source: FT Global Archive/Lloyds List
Chinese ports see second player join casino game
The Star Cruises owned Wasa Queen will begin a shuttle service from Hong Kong to Xiamen.

2nd April      Colorado & Oslo, Norway       Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Casino on The World of ResidenSea Opened on March 29, 2002

22nd March     Fort Lauderdale     Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
SeaEscape Entertainment to Purchase Second Day Cruise Ship
The ship is the 433 -foot M/V Talisman formerly known as Commodore Cruise lines Enchanted Sun.

16th March     Boston      Source: Boston Herald/
Casino boats may return to Gloucester next month

12th March     Colorado      Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Status of the World of ResidenSea Casino Opening
Colorado based Century Casinos have a five year concession on "The World". Website:

11th March     San Pedro, Los Angeles       Source: Northern Light/Business Wire
Star Princess Arrives At Port of Los Angeles; Largest and Most Amenity-Filled Cruise Ship Ever on West Coast Begins Inaugural Mexican Riviera Season

1st March    Miami     Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Carnival pays chairman $1.7 mln bonus for fiscal 2001

28th February    Oslo    Source:
'The World' liner has its maiden voyage cancelled

20th February    Norway     Source:
£6 million floating penthouses set sail

19th February    Jacksonville, Florida     Source: Yahoo/WJXT
Gambling-Boat Death Prompts Medical Care Questions

7th February    Miami     Source: Miami Herald
One year later, Boulis slaying still a mystery

5th February    New York & Puerto Rico     Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Gaming/Hospitality Conference Offers Aggressive Response To Region's Setback
The Caribbean Gaming & Hospitality Conference is at the Caribe Hilton, San Juan - 11th & 12th June.

5th February    Paradise Island, Bahamas     Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Sun International Announces 2001 Fourth Quarter Results

3rd February    Miami     Source:
Boulis slaying investigation loses impetus
One year on from the assassination of former Sun Cruz owner Gus Boulis, police have made little progress.

30th January    London   Source:
P&O Princess Cruises nearly doubles quarterly operating profit

30th January    London & Miami   Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Carnival modifies bid in fight for P&O Princess

29th January    London    Source:
P&O merger plans referred to Competition Commission

27th January    Brooklyn, New York   Source: New York Post
Floating casino sets sail at last

26th January    Brooklyn, New York   Source: New York Post
Coast Guard sinks casino boat debut
The 230ft vessel "Max 1" has 225 slots and 25 tables. The Coast Guard failed the ship after the crew were unable to complete safety drills.

24th January    New York    Source: Las Vegas Sun/New York Times
Brooklyn casino boat to set sail

22nd January    Texas    Source: Yahoo/KPRC 
Fog Detours Houston Cruise Ship

18th January    Hollywood, Florida    Source: Miami Herald & Sun-Sentinel
Casino boat gets city's go-ahead Hollywood also moves to let Diplomat open
Crime, gambling matters occupy Hollywood panel

17th January    London & Miami     Source: Yahoo /Reuters
Carnival ups hostile bid for P&O Princess

17th January    Port Everglades     Source: Northern Light/Business Wire
SeaEscape Entertainment Moves Towards Purchase of Ship; Extends Current Charter  Pending New Charter/Purchase Agreement

16th January    Corpus Christi, Texas     Source: Corpus Christi Caller - Jan 5th
Ship workers fear loss of wages - Judge: Casino ship must stay within 25 nautical miles of Port A

11th January    London    Source:
P&O Princess Cruises boss reaffirms support for Royal Caribbean tie-up

9th January    Ft Lauderdale     Source: Northern Light/Entertainment Wire
SeaEscape Named "Best Day Cruise Experience''

7th January    Port Canaveral     Source: Yahoo/Orlando Sentinel
Carnival Pride Arrives At Port Canaveral
Yahoo Photos - The Carnival Pride in Port Canaveral
960 ft.  88,500 Tons. Pax. 2,124. It is Carnival's 16th Ship and will do alternate Eastern & Western 7 day cruises.

7th January    London & Miami     Source:
Calls to delay P&O Princess and Royal Caribbean merger vote

3rd January    Florida     Source: Sun Sentinel
Retirees build camaraderie on their daily trips on South Florida’s casino ships
Casino gaming in International waters off the coast of Florida onboard SeaEscape, the Palm Beach Princess & the Princesa out of Miami.