Azura, Britannia (II), Ventura, Queen Victoria & Arcadia (IV)
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, all cruise lines suspended operations from various dates in March 2020.  Britannia, Azura and Ventura were still in port.  Since Azura hadn't gone to Portland anchorage as P&O had said in March, Arcadia had to go to City upon her return from the world cruise on the 12th April 2020.  After leaving Australia, she stopped in Durban, arriving on the 25th March for fuel and supplies, docking on the 26th after MSC Orchestra had moved, sailing that night.  This was followed by Tenerife, also for fuel on the 8th April then straight home.  Because of the Coronavirus restrictions, although not all during lay-up are shown, I have included them as they were in port.
Only Arcadia was the only ship moving on the 14th April as she set off to join Oceana and Aurora in Dover.  Her departure time was 6pm.  The gloriously warm weather had changed to bitterly cold and windy.  She left just after the hour, rust streaked after all those weeks at sea with no chance to paint.
For photos of the rest of the Coronavirus Southampton lay-up ships, go to 2020 in the Southampton Stalking Index.

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© Patricia Dempsey 12th & 14th April 2020
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