Carnival starts cancelling next year’s cruises

The world’s major cruise enterprise has begun cancelling following year’s trips in a new blow to an industry devastated by the coronavirus pandemic.

Former FTSE a hundred cruise operator Carnival blamed border limitations and the “continued uncertainty of airline travel” for axing Princess Cruises sailings in early 2021.

Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises president, said: “We share in the disappointment of this cancellation for guests of our globe cruises.”

The cancellations stick to an announcement by Cunard, also owned by Carnival, that companies will be suspended until eventually March following yr.

All sailings have been cancelled for Queen Elizabeth until eventually Mar twenty five,  Queen Mary 2 until eventually Apr 18, and Queen Victoria until eventually Could 16, Cunard said.

Shares in Carnival, also shown on the New York stock trade, have plunged about fears that the Miami-headquartered enterprise faces a very long street to restoration in the wake of the pandemic.