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Commodore Cruise Lines Files for Bankruptcy

January 3, 2001

FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION

COMMODORE CRUISE LINES

FILES FOR BANKRUPTCY

NR 01-01

Washington, D.C. 20573

CONTACT SANDRA L. KUSUMOTO, OR RONALD D. MURPHY AT (202) 523-5787

FOR RELEASE - January 3, 2001

The Commission has been informed that New Commodore Cruise Lines Limited ("Commodore") filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code on December 27, 2000 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida. Commodore operates Commodore Cruise Line and Crown Cruise Line, both of which have suspended their cruise operations. Commodore participates in the Commission's Public Law 89-777 program and has been issued Certificates (Performance) covering the affected vessels Enchanted Capri, Enchanted Isle, and Crown Dynasty; however, the Commission is not involved in processing refunds. Commodore has advised that at this time all requests for refunds should be faxed to Commodore's offices at 954-967-2148 or mailed to Commodore/Crown, 4000 Hollywood Boulevard, Suite 385 South, Hollywood, Florida 33021.

Additional pertinent information that may develop on this matter will be posted on the Commission's website, at www.fmc.gov. The Commission also is available at the above phone number to answer general inquiries.