Azura, Britannia (II), Ventura, Allure of the Seas & Queen Victoria
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, all cruise lines suspended operations from various dates in March 2020.  The only ship supposed to be moving on the 11th April 20202 was Allure of the Seas, back out to tootle.  However, sometime while Queen Victoria was making herself dizzy in the English Channel, they decided she wouldn't be laying up in Portland after all.  As all the berths were taken (Ventura in 106, Allure in 101/2, Britannia in 46 and Azura clinging onto 38/9 for dear life, not even leaving for a tootle), they had to put her in 44, where the original Cunard Queens and Ocean Terminal used to be.  Many didn't believe she was ever supposed to go to Portland, even though Cunard themselves had announced it on the 19th March.  Allure left just before 5pm with 945 crew.  Because of the Coronavirus restrictions, although not all during lay-up are shown, I have included them as they were in port.
For photos of Vicky sailing on the 10th April, click here while to see those for the rest of the Coronavirus Southampton lay-up ships, go to 2020 in the Southampton Stalking Index.

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© Patricia Dempsey 11th April 2020
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