Port bosses said they do not expect any of the scheduled cruises to arrive in Belfast this year, with plans for a new cruise terminal now on hold.
Just one ship docked (as Afloat reported) in the city in 2020 prior to the coronavirus pandemic.
Some 130 were originally booked, expected to bring around 230,000 tourists to Belfast.
Chief executive Joe O’Neill said it could be 2022-23 before the cruise business recovers.
Belfast Harbour confirmed that its revenues and profits were already down in 2019, prior to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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