The world’s most significant cruise enterprise has begun cancelling future year’s trips in a fresh blow to an sector devastated by the coronavirus pandemic.
Former FTSE one hundred cruise operator Carnival blamed border constraints 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 friends of our environment cruises.”
The cancellations comply with an announcement by Cunard, also owned by Carnival, that providers will be suspended right up until March future year.
All sailings have been cancelled for Queen Elizabeth right up until Mar 25, Queen Mary two right up until Apr 18, and Queen Victoria right up until May well 16, Cunard stated.
Shares in Carnival, also detailed on the New York inventory exchange, have plunged about fears that the Miami-headquartered enterprise faces a long street to restoration in the wake of the pandemic.