Norwegian Star (II), Allure of the Seas, Queen Elizabeth (II) & Azura
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, all cruise lines suspended operations from various dates in March 2020.  Another waif and stray on the 24th July 2020 in the shape of Queen Elizabeth.  Originally scheduled to remain the other side of the world indefinitely, Australia kicked out all cruise ships in April so she headed to Manilla with several others to repatriate crew.  She arrived in Singapore in the 1st July followed by the Suez Canal on the 14th.  Azura followed her in.  Allure had arrived on the 22nd while Norwegian Star was still awaiting orders having returned from a tootle the same day.
I the afternoon, my friend, David Trevor-Jones picked me up.  Only Allure and Azura were sailing after 7pm.  We went to Hythe, guessing Allure would go astern again.  Once she'd passed the pier, we chased her to Calshot.
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 24th July 2020
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