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The Greg Susong Digital Media Center
is dedicated to Casino Chip and Gaming Token Collectors Club Hall of Fame member Greg Susong.
Greg is one of those who brought the Internet to chip and token collecting. His website, The ChipGuide,
was one of the first sites devoted entirely to chip and token collecting, and serves as a tremendous
resource for collectors throughout the world. His work has been kindly donated to the Museum and will
be continued to be updated here.
ChipGuide - A Catalog of Casino Chips and Collectibles
Commodore Cruise Line, Wet Chips
Type: Cruise Ship Status: Closed Open: 1968, Close: 2001
Link to Website
Commodore Cruise Line was founded in 1966—the same year that Norwegian Caribbean Line begun operations—by Sanford Chobol and Edwin Stephan. Chobol, a Florida hotelier, had previously operated the Brazilian ocean liner Princess Leopoldina on a series of cruises out of Florida in 1962. In order to operate a ship that could successfully compete against NCL's, Commodore reached an agreement with the Sweden-based Wallenius Lines, who acquired the build contract of a half-complete ferry under construction at Wärtsilä Turku Shipyard in Finland. The ship in question had been ordered by the Sweden-based Lion Ferry as a combined ferry/cruise ship, but Lion Ferry had subsequently canceled the order. Wallenius Lines named the incomplete ship and had her completed as cruise ship. Following delivery the Bohème was chartered to Commodore, and she set on her first cruise from Miami to Saint Thomas on 7 December 1968.