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Viejas Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians, California

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The Commodore Cruise Line, which stopped sailing 18 months ago, intends to liquidate and repay creditors rather than reorganize, a Bankruptcy Court filing in Miami shows. Last year the company's venture to offer a gambling cruise in partnership with the band from Alpine, Calif., sank soon after it was launched. A cruise between San Diego and Rosarito, Mexico, aboard the Enchanted Sun failed to attract much interest. With a capacity of 850 passengers, the largest voyage carried only about 500 passengers. The operation shut down about two months after it began. Commodore operated five older ships in the highly competitive cruise industry, running charters, cruises from New Orleans and daily gambling junkets serving the San Diego-Tijuana market from Mexico. Based in Hollywood, the line was controlled by a Bermuda-based holding company and went public in 1996. It reported a $14.2 million loss on $24.7 million in revenue during the second quarter of 2000 as the gambling venture went sour. "There is not an expectation at this time that this plan will result in Commodore coming back as a cruise line," its bankruptcy attorney said. He added unsecured creditors will receive some money but had no estimate