The GHK-Genting Hong Kong-owned subsidiary Crystal Cruises will reportedly shut down its USA-based office by the end of the week.
All office employees received their termination letters and Tuesday, February 8, was the last day at work for most of them.
The banks holding mortgages on Crystal Cruises' ships have appointed V.Ships to be the new management company.
Crystal Serenity's Captain said in his announcement on the PA system that, unfortunately, that was the end of Crystal Cruises, and they didn't know what was going to happen in the future.
Last week, both ships were arrested in the Bahamas. Crystal Endeavor is en route to Montevideo Uruguay after ending the Antarctica voyage in Ushuaia Argentina. Crystal's 5 riverboats are currently laid up in Europe.