Aurora, Ventura & Black Watch (III)
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, most cruise lines suspended operations.  Fred Olsen announced on the 13th March 2020 that all their ships would stop.  Black Watch was the second of three due in Southampton.  She arrived in the on the 17th after a Canaries cruise.  Meanwhile P&O formally announced on the 16th the Carnival policy of stopping until the 11th April.  Ventura was on the way back from the Caribbean.  I had been due to sail on Black Watch so it was a little surreal watching her sail without me just before 4.30pm.  She would be joining Balmoral in Rosyth for lay-up.  Aurora and Ventura stayed until it was their turn to leave.

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© Patricia Dempsey 17th March 2020
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