Britannia (II), Queen Victoria, Silver Cloud, Azura, Regal Princess (II) Southampton Debut & Marella Explorer 2
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, all cruise lines suspended operations from various dates in March 2020.  Regal Princess made her Southampton debut on a windy 5th May.  She had been due to do her summer season here but things changed.  Instead, she sailed from Port Everglades to Grand Issac in the Bahamas on 20th April.  There, the Princess and Holland America ships transferred crew.  After refuelling and getting supplies, she set off towards Southampton where she docked in Mayflower Terminal. The second ship to bear the name, this 142,714gt ship made her debut in 2014.  Following her in was Marella Explorer 2 making another trip up from anchorage to 104.  Later that afternoon, Silver Cloud sailed.  Azura was now the right way round after having her first tootle on the 3rd.  Once Regal dropped the crew, she set off for Rotterdam.  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 5th May 2020
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