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That's interesting. QV left Weymouth about four hours ago and is showing Dover for her destination with an estimated arrival time of 18:30 (May 26th). Not sure why she would be heading to Dover. It's not like she needs to meet up with any of the P&O ships that have been laying up there on occasion since they were all just together in Weymouth.

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19 hours ago, bluemarble said:

That's interesting. QV left Weymouth about four hours ago and is showing Dover for her destination with an estimated arrival time of 18:30 (May 26th). Not sure why she would be heading to Dover. It's not like she needs to meet up with any of the P&O ships that have been laying up there on occasion since they were all just together in Weymouth.

 

Ah, I see now. Dover apparently was just an indication of an intermediate point on QV's route. QV turned around a few hours ago after sailing east about as far as Dover and is now heading back west showing Portland as her destination.

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I found another youtube video showing the seven cruise ships at Weymouth from a couple days ago. It's on the channel for a UK site called "Cruise Capital" that I was not aware of before. I wasn't sure if Cruise Capital might be considered a competing site to Cruise Critic since it says it's "a source for cruise news, reviews and, images." I sent an e-mail to "help@cruisecritic.com" asking about it and have received a reply stating it's fine to post the link to their video on this forum. So, here goes. This video mentions QV in its subtitle and includes a few close-ups of QV.

 

 

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On 5/26/2020 at 9:27 PM, bluemarble said:

 

Ah, I see now. Dover apparently was just an indication of an intermediate point on QV's route. QV turned around a few hours ago after sailing east about as far as Dover and is now heading back west showing Portland as her destination.

Heading into the choke point of the busiest shipping lane in the world while showing your destination as somewhere roughly 200 miles west of your position would presumably be regarded as at least careless. Her destination as I write is Southampton so the musical chairs are continuing...

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QV currently showing on QM2's bridgecam

 

 

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Posted (edited)

Here is the latest You Tube Video of QV and QM2 in Weymouth Bay (UK)  ,  The Jurrasic Coast. Posted on  You Tube by Sky_High_ Photography  on 2nd June 2020.

 

 

Edited by Pennbank

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Here's a screen shot of QV leaving Southampton this evening as seen on the Cowes Yachting webcam at "isleofwightwebcams.co.uk". She's reporting her destination as "GBPOR" which marinetraffic has been interpreting as "Portsmouth". Presumably her true destination is Portland. She won't be there long though since Southampton VTS is showing her back in Southampton on June 24th.

 

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Here's my contribution for today showing QV near Cowes from "isleofwightwebcams.co.uk". Lots of pleasure craft out today and one managed to make it into this shot.

 

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QV is currently reporting Poole as her destination. She's due back in Southampton on Friday.

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Just now, bluemarble said:

Here's my contribution for today showing QV near Cowes from "isleofwightwebcams.co.uk". Lot's of pleasure craft out today and one managed to make it into this shot.

 

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QV is currently reporting Poole as her destination.

 

Escellent. She was in the bay here at the weekend.

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2 hours ago, exlondoner said:

Escellent. She was in the bay here at the weekend.

 

Thanks for that. I hadn't been paying close enough attention. I see there's a photo spread of the ships including QV at Bournemouth this past weekend found here on the website for the Bournemouth Echo.

https://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/18531178.ventura-queen-victoria-aurora-arcadia-ships-off-bournemouth/#gallery2 

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Once again I haven't been paying close enough attention to QV's whereabouts. When I last watched her depart Southampton on the Isle of Wight webcams during the afternoon of July 2nd, she was headed to Poole/Bournemouth. And her past track shows she was there until the afternoon of July 3rd.

 

Since then she sailed to Southwold/Lowestoft which is where she has been since the morning of July 4th, apparently in the company of about 20 tankers. I can't say I'm familiar with that area on the coast of Suffolk. I don't suppose they usually get too many cruise ships there.

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A spokesman for Cunard said: “Queen Victoria moved to Lowestoft over the weekend owing to the weather conditions in the Poole anchorage.

“The ship is currently planned to remain there until July 15 2020. and we would like to extend our thanks to the port authorities in Lowestoft for enabling us to be there, especially as we are celebrating Cunard’s 180th birthday this weekend.”

 

https://www.lowestoftjournal.co.uk/news/cruise-ship-with-no-guests-laid-up-off-lowestoft-1-6732782

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Here’s two photos I took on my iPhone .

Quality is not great though.

It is great to see her, we do not often get to see cruise ships in our neck of the woods!

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QV repositioned a few miles to the south yesterday afternoon. Here's what her past track looks like. A rather circuitous route around the fleet of tankers to end up off Southwold, only 6 NM from where she started. That's where she remains this evening.

 

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On 7/7/2020 at 12:16 AM, Ray66 said:

A spokesman for Cunard said: “Queen Victoria moved to Lowestoft over the weekend owing to the weather conditions in the Poole anchorage.

“The ship is currently planned to remain there until July 15 2020. and we would like to extend our thanks to the port authorities in Lowestoft for enabling us to be there, especially as we are celebrating Cunard’s 180th birthday this weekend.”

 

https://www.lowestoftjournal.co.uk/news/cruise-ship-with-no-guests-laid-up-off-lowestoft-1-6732782

 

It was windy here at the weekend, but does anyone think this explanation is credible or even plausible, given that other ships were still here?

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