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July - December 2002
Cruise & Caribbean News

31st December          Ft. Lauderdale         Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
SeaEscape Reconsiders Timing of Public Filing

28th December          Myrtle Beach, Florida          Source: The Sun News/Myrtle Beach Online
Boat operator says he has backer - Day ship operator Stardancer Casino Cruises.

23rd December         Madeira Beach, Florida          Source: St. Petersburg Times & The Sun News
Gambling-boat operator needs change of luck
Casino boat antics are still troubling - Opinion
The many problems facing day cruise operator Stardancer Casinos.

21st December         St. Petersburg, Florida          Source: St. Petersburg Times
Casino cruises can use city port
The ship to be renamed "The Spirit of St. Petersburg" is owned by newcomer to the day ship market Titan Cruise Lines.

17th December         New Orleans          Source: Yahoo/AP
Over 200 passengers ill on another cruise ship, Norwalk-like virus suspected

13th December         Palm Beach, Florida          Source: Florida Sun-Sentinel
Gambling ship didn't break law, jury says
The Palm Beach Princess has been cleared of charges of excepting sports bets whilst still in Florida waters.

6th December        Palm Beach, Florida        Source: Sun Sentinel
Trial begins on alleged illegal gambling on cruise ship

3rd December        Miami       Source: Yahoo/AP Photos
Chip and Wheel cleaning onboard Carnival's Fascination
Wheel Cleaning, Chip Cleaning, Fascination docked in Miami
Yahoo/AP Photo search - Cruise
The Fascination arrived in the Port of Miami Monday with nearly 190 guests and 4 crew members affected by a gastrointestinal virus.

2nd December        Port Everglades, Florida         Source: Northern Light/AP
Holland America Cruise Ship Sails Again
"In the casino, thousands of poker chips were disinfected and cards replaced. Metal tokens used in slot machines were baked to 165 degrees."

29th November        Jamaica       Source: The Jamaica Gleaner
A game of numbers - Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission's role called into question

28th November       Daytona Beach, Florida       Source:
The Vegas Guy: SunCruz/Daytona Beach
Joe Bob Briggs latest gambling report takes a look at the operations of the 150 ft SunCruz III out of Daytona Beach.

23rd November        Key West, Florida        Source:
Changes in the works for Key West's gambling ship

23rd November        Port Everglades        Source: Northern Light/AP
Crew Faces Huge Cruise Ship Clean-Up

13th November        Port Everglades       Source: Miami Herald
Passengers leave "Ship from Hell" - You couldn't relax, says one
Holland America lines - Amsterdam that on the last 4 sailings 524 passengers passengers and crew have caught a contagious stomach virus.

13th November        Gloucester, Massachusetts       Source: Boston Herald
Sea of trouble: Gloucester gambling boat navigates mob ties
Gambling cruises avoid government rules

11th November        Port Canaveral, Florida        Source: Florida Times-Union/
Docked casino ship detains passengers, upsetting some

8th November        Bermuda         Source: The Bermuda Sun
Crown loses bid to take back gambling machines
Gaming machines were seized in raids on bars under "section 97 of the Revenue Act 1898". Yes 1898!

6th November       The Bahamas & South Africa        Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Kerzner Announces Settlement With Kersaf

6th November        Port of Palm Beach, Florida       Source: South Florida Business Journal - 1st November 
Casino ships gamble on port
A look at the Palm Beach Princess and the Texas Treasure II that are now in competition for the dayship market out of Palm Beach.

30th October        Atlantis, Bahamas        Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Kerzner Announces Third Quarter Results
Kerzner International is the new name for Sun International the companies main asset is the Atlantis Casino and Resort on Paradise Island.

28th October        New York        Source: Northern Light/Business Wire
Princess Cruises Bids Farewell to the Original "Love Boat"; Pacific Princess Makes Final Voyage October 27th

27th October        Gloucester, South Carolina & Florida        Source: Gloucester Daily Times
Casino boat owner dogged by past
Interesting profile of Adam Kidan and his new role as President of Atlantic Casino in Gloucester, S.C.

25th October        London & Miami        Source:
P&O Princess ditches Royal Caribbean merger for 'financially superior' Carnival bid

16th October        Cape Canaveral, Florida        Source: UPI/Joe Bob Briggs
Vegas Guy: SunCruz/Cape Canaveral
Interesting look at the 437 slot 32 table game Sun Cruz VIII that operates out of Port Canaveral, Florida and the colourful recent history of Sun Cruz Casinos.

3rd October        Nagasaki, Japan        Source:
P&O Princess say new cruise ship damaged in fire at Mitsubishi shipyard
Mitsubishi Heavy says "very large" part of P&O cruise liner destroyed in fire

16th September         Paradise Island, Bahamas       Source: Yahoo/Business Wire & Reuters Market News
Kerzner confirms owns London Clubs' debt
Kerzner Comments On Press Reports Regarding London Clubs International Debt

13th September         Israel        Source: Ha'aretz Online
Eilat's casino ship suffers from gov't backtracking

10th September         Florida         Source: St Petersburg Times
Casino cruise ship vanishes in Tarpon Springs
A mysterious story about the 128 ft Stardancer that has apparently disappeared - was it stolen or repossessed.?

6th September         Jamaica         Source: The Jamaica Observer
Strike at Gaming Commission ends

5th September         St Petersburg, Florida        Source: United Press International
The Vegas Guy: Stardancer Casino
A nostalgic look at the Stardancer day ship (Former Europa Sky). When the reporter sailed there were all of 23 passengers onboard.

3rd September         Jamaica       Source: Jamaica Observer
Gaming body sacks chief accountant

26th August         Monaco       Source: Yahoo/AP
Tiny Monaco to open its shores to ocean liners

22nd August         Kuala Lumpur       Source: Yahoo/AP
Star Cruises orders new ship with United States in mind

16th August         Hamilton, Bermuda       Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Bermuda Police Seize Cocaine from Cruise Ship -The Norwegian Majesty

7th August       Paradise Island, Bahamas         Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Kerzner Announces Second Quarter Results
Kerzner International Ltd. is the new name for Sun International Hotels Ltd.

5th August        Maine      Source: Gloucester Daily Times - August 3rd
Casino ship works to make headway after bumpy start
The Ocean Club owned by Atlantic Casino Cruises that is now sailing from Glocester harbour.
Gambling Ship Draws Bad Hand; Jayhawk Draws Eight to Safety
The 135ft Ocean Clubs steering failed on May 19th as the ship was relocated to Maine from Miami - good photos!

3rd August        Jamaica       Source: Jamaica Gleaner
Gaming boss found dead - Cops suspect suicide

26th July       Texas        Source: Northern Light/Canada NewsWire
Cruise Ferry to Connect Mexico and Tampa
'Yucatan Express' To Offer Luxury Cruise/Car Ferry Between Florida And Mexico - New Route to Create Jobs and Boost Tourism in Two Countries

24th July       London & Miami        Source:
US FTC likely to block Carnival, Royal Caribbean bids for P&O Princess
Royal Caribbean says EU made procedural shortcuts in Carnival/P&O ruling
EC clears Carnival takeover of P&O Princess Cruises
P&O Princess's profits rise