The world’s biggest cruise company has begun cancelling up coming year’s trips in a contemporary blow to an sector devastated by the coronavirus pandemic.

Previous 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, mentioned: “We share in the disappointment of this cancellation for guests of our environment cruises.”

The cancellations follow an announcement by Cunard, also owned by Carnival, that solutions will be suspended until eventually March up coming year.

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 well 16, Cunard mentioned.

Shares in Carnival, also shown on the New York inventory exchange, have plunged about fears that the Miami-headquartered company faces a lengthy highway to restoration in the wake of the pandemic.