Azura, Britannia (II), Queen Victoria, Queen Mary 2, Ventura, Marella Celebration & Marella Explorer 2 UK Debut
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, all cruise lines suspended operations from various dates in March 2020.  It was time for Mary to head off on her first tootle on the 21st April 2020 since returning from her world cruise on the 15th.  She had a few schedule changes to make way for Allure of the Seas beginning with a 6pm departure, moving to Mayflower at 3.30pm after Ventura sailed at 2.30pm to finally a 3pm sailing.  Ventura was subsequently changed to 6.30pm.  Mary left half an hour late while Ventura was fifteen minutes late.  She would be gone a week as Mary needed the berth upon her return on the 24th and would partially spend her absence at Portland anchorage.  Originally Marella Explorer 2 was listed for the 22nd-24th but was arriving on the 21st, docking in Mayflower Terminal for 11pm.  She had left Barbados on the 24th March, arriving at Nab Anchorage 5 on the 16th April.  Due to Coronavirus restrictions, although not all during lay-up are shown, I have included them as they were in port.
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 21st April 2020
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