Queen Victoria, Queen Mary 2 & Bolette Southampton Debut
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, all cruise lines suspended operations from various dates in March 2020.  Two Queens and a new Fred on the 2nd November 2021.  Vicky had been in since the 26th and Mary returned as she prepared for restart.  The star of the show would be Fred Olsen's new flasgship, Bolette, repositioning from Dover without passengers, having disembarked them that morning.  If cruising had resumed back in March, we would have been on her maiden voyage out of Southampton.  Instead, it took place in July from Dover.  Vicky was sailing at 5pm while Bolette would be docking for 5.45pm behind Mary.  Vicky left after Bolette passed.
To see photos of the Coronavirus Southampton lay-up ships, go to 2020 and 2021 in the Southampton Stalking Index.

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© Patricia Dempsey 2nd November 2021
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