Norwegian Encore & Queen Mary 2
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, all cruise lines suspended operations from various dates in March 2020.  Mary and Encore were the only ships in on the 13th December 2020.  It was my birthday and if things had gone as planned, I'd have been sunning myself in Cadiz on Aurora.  As it was, I was getting blown about and soaked for my favourite Cunard fat lump.  She hadn't been due to be in that day, originally listed for for the 11th only but it was changed so I had an unexpected pressie.  I went to Mayflower Park for photos.
Only Mary was listed to sail that day.  The weather hadn't got any better so I continued being soaked for my favourite Cunarder in service and she is always worth it.  She moved just after 4pm and poor visibility hid her until she was passing Mayflower Park.  To my surprise, she blew her whistle as she neared me, giving three long glorious blasts.  It made my day, especially since the rarely did it since the pause or it's when they come off the berth.  I went home to dry off after that.
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 13th December 2020
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