An American Classic Voyages spokeswoman did not respond to requests for comment.
The company's financial troubles were no secret within the industry, particularly after the events of September 11 sharply curtailed cruise traffic. A follow-up blow, in which major travel insurers announced they would no longer provide default coverage to purchasers of AMCV¹s cruises, exacerbated the situation. Earlier this week, AMCV¹s Delta Queen -- both the steamboat and the coastal line -- announced numerous cruise cancellations.
Stay tuned; we'll keep you posted.