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July - December 2001
Cruise & Caribbean

29th December    South Carolina     Source:
Casino boat operators take criticism in stride

28th December    London & Miami     Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Carnival ponders next move in Princess bid

17th December    Miami & London    Source: Ananova
P&O Princess rejects Carnival's merger offer
Cruise operator sticks with merger deal

14th December    Seattle    Source: FT Global Archive/PRNewswire
Holland America Line Details Delivery of New Ships

8th December    Florida    Source: Palm Beach Post
Ex-cruise line doctor sues over ship asbestos

7th December    Florida    Source: Miami Herald
Gambling boat may sink due to zoning violation

5th December    Hollywood, Florida    Source: Sun Sentinel
Hollywood questions new gambling cruise planned for hotel dock

30th November    Texas    Source: Las Vegas Sun
Operators of newest Texas casino ship look to survive in treacherous industry

1st December    Port Richey   Source: Tampa Tribune
Casino ships remain at odds

28th November    Miami    Source: Yahoo/Miami Herald
Cruise Line Auctions Off Furniture, Computers, Office Supplies

21st November    South Carolina    Source: The Sun News
Casino boat restriction stands

20th November    London & Miami   Source: & Yahoo/Reuters
Luxury cruise operators in £4.2bn merger
Cruise lines first considered linking up 10 years ago
P&O Princess and Royal Caribbean merge
P&O Princess Cruises is set to merge with Royal Caribbean in a £4.2 billion deal. The combined group will have a total of 41 ships and 75,000 berths.

18th November    Myrtle Beach, South Carolina    Source: The Sun News - Editorial
Casino Boats Must Sail Out to Sea

12th November    Georgetown, South Carolina   Source: Georgetown Times
City considers edict banning casino boats

9th November    Paradise Island   Source: Northern Light/PRNewswire
Atlantis, Paradise Island Announces Update On Bahamas Clean-Up -- Finding a Room This Weekend Is the Only Problem at Atlantis

7th November    Paradise Island    Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire & Northern Light/Moneyweb
Sun International Announces Update on Effects of Hurricane Michelle
Sun Int'l Hit By Terror Fallout

5th November    Atlantis, Paradise Island   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Sun International Announces 2001 Third Quarter Earnings

2nd November    Broward County, Florida    Source: Miami Herald
Separate tables for SunCruz, Martha's

28th October    Broward County, Florida     Source: Sun Sentinel
Waters muddied in SunCruz case

27th October    St Croix, US Virgin Islands     Source: Croix Source
Casino License reserved for 2 years for Golden
The Casino Control Act allows for six casinos to be built on St. Croix. Two of the casinos must have 300 to 1,400 rooms and a 10,000 square-foot casino.

20th October    Florida    Source: Miami Herald
Look at all sides of casino boat
Steve Bourie letter.

19th October    Paradise Island   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Sun International Files Lawsuit Against Kersaf Investments Limited

12th October    Freeport, Texas   Source: Las Vegas Sun/AP
Casino ship shut down, seized by creditor
The Surfside Princess had onöy been in business three months and is the second ship to go under in the Texas market this year.

16th September   Florida   Source:
Appeals Court Stymies State Effort to Curtail Gambling Ships

13th September   Galveston, Texas   Source: Las Vegas Sun
Judge approves sale of casino ship to pay debts

7th September   Ft. Laudedale   Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
SeaEscape Considers Joint Ventures to Expand Operations

1st September   Port Canaveral, Florida   Source: Miami Herald
Judge rules SunCruz boat can stay in Brevard County

21st August   Miami   Source:
Judge orders limited changes to Casino cruise ship for disabled access

16th August   Miami   Source: Yahoo & WPLG
Suspect Named In Gus Boulis Murder

11th August   Florida   Source: Yahoo/Sun Sentinel
Investigation Into Boulis Murder Continues
Investigators focus on $250,000 in mysterious payments made by SunCruz

1st August   Nassau Bahamas   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Sun International Announces 2001 Second Quarter Earnings

1st August   South Carolina    Source:
Casino cruises legal, S.C. high court rules 

31st July   Florida   Source: Sun Sentinel
Boulis estate regains control of SunCruz gambling ship empire

27th July   Nasau, Bahamas   Source: Northern Light/Business Wire
Steiner Leisure Limited Announces Second Quarter 2001 Financial Results and an Agreement to Build and Operate the Spa at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT
Steiner operate the concessions for Spa's and salons on 111 cruise ships and 50 resorts.

25th July  Miami   Source: Sun Sentinel
SunCruz sale got push from congressman

22nd July   St. Thomas  Source: Yahoo Singapore/AFP - 20th July
US Virgin Islands may trump Las Vegas on on-line gambling

21st July   Texas   Source: Galveston Daily News
Company says ship owes more than $102,500 - Talisman Cruises began operations in April but had mechanical problems and suspended cruises on May 7th

20th July   Texas    Source: Houston Chronicle
Casino ship officials sued over debts - The Texas Treasure was apparently  seized by federal marshals on the 19th.

14th July   Florida   Source: St. Petersburg Times
Stuck at the dock, gambling boat taking on debt - Employees of the Victori haven't been paid, nor has a gambler owed $10,000

13th July   Miami   Source: Naples Daily News
SunCruz executive gets $200,000 to resign

9th July   Florida Day Ships   Source: St. Petersburg Times
Casino operator hopes for better luck - The Victori operating out of Tarpon Springs

3rd July   Paradise Island   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Sun International Announces Majority Shareholder Restructuring

2nd July   Florida   Source:
Hollywood pushes to oust SunCruz gambling ship from city