Celebrity Silhouette, Iona, Anthem of the Seas & MSC Virtuosa
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, all cruise lines suspended operations from various dates in March 2020.  Anthem had arrived for the summer Seacations on the 29th June.  She had been here since August 2020 but in April she headed to the Med to pick up crew, arriving first in Gibraltar on the 28th.  After numerous calls at Limassol, Souda and Piraeus, she left Greece on the 20th June, stopping en route in Algeciras.  On the 30th June, she vacated the berth and returned to Poole anchorage, where she had spent most of the time between August 2020 and the end of April 2021.  She returned on the 3rd but Silhouette was in her berth.  MSC Virtuosa was using the brand new Horizon Terminal for the first time.  With her sailing at 7pm, Iona 8pm and Anthem moving berths an hour later, I only bothered with Silhouette.  Shieldhall was returning from a trip and waited off Dock Head to greet Silhouette.
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 3rd July 2021
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