NEW YORK -- Apple Vacations will seek to partner with another
supplier to offer weeklong Bermuda cruises from Philadelphia
following the bankruptcy of Commodore Cruise Line, said a company
Commodore's Crown Cruise Line division had been scheduled to
offer Bermuda cruises aboard the 800-passenger Crown Dynasty
between June and October as part of a partnership with Apple.
Those plans were scuttled when Commodore filed for bankruptcy
last week. Apple will now "initiate another project that will bring
another cruise line to Philadelphia," according to the
Apple had planned to charter the Crown Dynasty until 2003, and
was instrumental in luring the ship to Philadelphia.
Commodore, along with Philadelphia, the state of Pennsylvania
and the region's two maritime agencies, collectively spent $5
million to renovate an old Navy industrial building into a cruise
terminal for the Bermuda service.