June 16, 2024

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Carnival starts cancelling next year’s cruises

The world’s major cruise enterprise has begun cancelling subsequent year’s trips in a fresh blow to an market devastated by the coronavirus pandemic.

Former FTSE 100 cruise operator Carnival blamed border limits and the “continued uncertainty of airline travel” for axing Princess Cruises sailings in early 2021.

Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises president, explained: “We share in the disappointment of this cancellation for visitors of our entire world cruises.”

The cancellations adhere to an announcement by Cunard, also owned by Carnival, that services will be suspended until finally March subsequent yr.

All sailings have been cancelled for Queen Elizabeth until finally Mar twenty five,  Queen Mary two until finally Apr eighteen, and Queen Victoria until finally May well sixteen, Cunard explained.

Shares in Carnival, also listed on the New York inventory trade, have plunged above fears that the Miami-headquartered enterprise faces a extensive street to restoration in the wake of the pandemic.