Allure of the Seas, Britannia (II), Ventura & Queen Victoria
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, most cruise lines suspended operations.  P&O formally announced on the 16th March 2020 the Carnival policy of stopping until the 11th April.  Britannia returned on the 23rd straight from the Caribbean, having curtailed the season by a cruise and was in Ocean Terminal.  Allure of the Seas had arrived on the 20th instead of being in a Cadiz dry dock, docking in City Terminal.  Meanwhile, Ventura sailed on the 20th, went to Poole anchorage for a while before dropping anchor by the Needles then tootling off and returning in the afternoon on the 23rd, returning to Mayflower.  Next it was time for the first Cunard returnee in the shape of Queen Victoria, who returned two days early, having only stopped briefly in Fort Lauderdale on the 17th to drop off North American passengers.  She would be in QEII, but Cunard had stated on the 19th she would later go to Portland anchorage.  Due to Coronavirus restrictions, although not all during lay-up are shown, I have included them as they were in port.
For photos of Allure of the Seas arriving and Ventura sailing on the 20th March, click here.

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© Patricia Dempsey 23rd March 2020
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