Carnival starts cancelling next year’s cruises

The world’s most important cruise corporation has begun cancelling future year’s trips in a clean blow

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

Former FTSE 100 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 attendees of our planet cruises.”

The cancellations stick to an announcement by Cunard, also owned by Carnival, that products and services will be suspended until eventually March future yr.

All sailings have been cancelled for Queen Elizabeth until eventually Mar twenty five,  Queen Mary two until eventually Apr eighteen, and Queen Victoria until eventually May possibly sixteen, Cunard said.

Shares in Carnival, also stated on the New York stock exchange, have plunged around fears that the Miami-headquartered corporation faces a very long highway to restoration in the wake of the pandemic.