Classic International Cruises has been put under voluntary administration following a resolution passed by the company.
The decision comes after the line’s vessel, the Athena, was impounded in France and the management was forced to look for a replacement to take over the itinerary.
While a back-up vessel was found, the company was told on 30 October 2012 that – according to a statement: “A final agreement may not be reached because of delays prior to the scheduled departure of the cruise from Marseille, France on 12 November 2012.”
The administration will be carried out by Brad Tonks and John Vouris of the Business Recovery & Insolvency team at Lawler Partners.
The administrators will be providing those who have already booked with regular updates as more information becomes available – with customers advised to contact their travel agents. For those wishing to make a claim with the administrators please use the following link to the informal proof of debt form: