Queen Elizabeth (II), Marella Explorer 2 & Aurora
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, all cruise lines suspended operations from various dates in March 2020.  Marella Explorer 2 made her long-awaited return on the 10th June 2021 as she prepared for cruising restart from Newcastle.  She had last been in on the 20th June 2020, using Portland while in lay-up.  Aurora followed her in.  Betty had been in since the 7th.  It was very misty with very fine drizzle making visibility worse, until Aurora neared Ocean Dock then it lifted pretty quickly.  Aurora sailed at 6.20pm, Betty after 9pm while the Marella was staying overnight.
For photos of the rest of the Coronavirus Southampton lay-up ships, go to 2020 and 2021 in the Southampton Stalking Index.

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© Patricia Dempsey 10th June 2021
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