Britannia (II), Iona, Queen Elizabeth (II) & MSC Virtuosa
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, all cruise lines suspended operations from various dates in March 2020.  Four ships on the 1st June 2021 but only three sailing.  Britannia had arrived first followed by Iona on the 29th May, Betty the 31st, all getting crew for summer restart while Virtuosa returned that morning after another cruise.  She was sailing at 7pm, Iona to anchor at 8pm with Britannia an hour later.  Virtuosa left early.  Iona began letting go of the lines at 7.53pm the stopped, waiting for two container ships to pass!  That made me miss my bus so I had to wait over an hour for the next.  I didn't bother with Britannia, just getting home in time to see her pass the house but I was out of breath so couldn't keep the camera steady, hence it being all over the place.
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 1st June 2021
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