Cruise Ship Company Files For Bankruptcy

The company having two cruise ships built in Pascagoula has filed for bankruptcy.

American Classic Voyages is shutting down operations. According to company officials, the move comes in wake of the September 11th attacks.

In 1999, the American Classic Voyages struck an $880 million deal with Ingalls Shipbuilding for two luxury cruise ships. The ships were destined to sail the Hawaiian Islands.

The company is currently cutting 2,100 jobs, and most are ceasing operations Saturday.

What will happen to the cruise ships being built now is still uncertain.

American Classic Voyages also operates the Delta Queen Riverboat in New Orleans and six other vessels. Only the Delta Queen will continue to sail.

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