Carnival starts cancelling next year’s cruises

The world’s most important cruise firm has begun cancelling future year’s trips in a new blow to an sector devastated by the coronavirus pandemic.

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

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

The cancellations follow an announcement by Cunard, also owned by Carnival, that providers will be suspended until March future 12 months.

All sailings have been cancelled for Queen Elizabeth until Mar 25,  Queen Mary 2 until Apr 18, and Queen Victoria until May possibly sixteen, Cunard stated.

Shares in Carnival, also outlined on the New York inventory exchange, have plunged more than fears that the Miami-headquartered firm faces a extended highway to recovery in the wake of the pandemic.