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20 minutes ago, London-Calling said:

02/05/20: The Queen Mary 2 cruise ship, the flagship of the Cunard Line, has joined two P&O vessels, the Aurora and Ventura. The Queen Mary 2 has been in the area for some time after arriving back off the coast of England last month but is occasionally seen moving around due to the weather forecast and for maritime operations, according to its owner.

(Text Daily Mail)

Slide-show: https://youtu.be/wXYFgsP0mDw

 Great pictures.

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3 hours ago, London-Calling said:

02/05/20: The Queen Mary 2 cruise ship, the flagship of the Cunard Line, has joined two P&O vessels, the Aurora and Ventura. The Queen Mary 2 has been in the area for some time after arriving back off the coast of England last month but is occasionally seen moving around due to the weather forecast and for maritime operations, according to its owner.

(Text Daily Mail)

Slide-show: https://youtu.be/wXYFgsP0mDw

 

Dont know what it means by the area, but for most of that time she has been in Southampton Docks.

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QM2 is off the coast of Weymouth. With her UK home port of Southampton a short distance away she is simply practising Social Distancing.

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1 hour ago, exlondoner said:

Dont know what it means by the area, but for most of that time she has been in Southampton Docks.

 

Yeah, I think that Daily Mail article from yesterday was a bit loose with some of the details. For example, it states "... Queen Victoria - now also docked off the coast of south England ..." when she is of course docked in Southampton. It also states "(QM2) arrived back in England on April 17." when she actually arrived back in Southampton on April 15.

 

But I do appreciate the excellent photos of the three ships at Weymouth/Portland Anchorage.

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Passing Ventnor on Friday

 

 

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6 hours ago, Trevor33 said:

QM2 is off the coast of Weymouth. With her UK home port of Southampton a short distance away she is simply practising Social Distancing.

The QM2 and P&O's Aurora & Ventura are 'temporary at anchor together' in the Portland area,  to enable the QM2 and Aurora  (using their own tenders)  to transfer Indian crew members to the Ventura for repatriation home to India.   

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QM2 is back in Southampton for the day. But then not back until the 15th according to Southampton VTS.

 

 

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There we were enjoying a beer and nibbles on our balcony minutes ago

 

when,  before our very eyes...

 

...Queen Mary 2  meets Queen Elizabeth....

 

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Much tooting of horns, great atmosphere.

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I was on board Cunard's  QE, when she and her namesake met in the Moray Firth. Again, much excitement.

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Here's QM2 shining in the early morning light as seen from the Cowes Yachting webcam on "isleofwightwebcams.co.uk" during her arrival into Southampton this morning.

 

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Here's another screen capture I took early this morning from the Solent View webcam at "isleofwightwebcams.co.uk" during QM2's arrival into Southampton. This provides another chance to see QM2 with HMS Queen Elizabeth. I didn't post it earlier since I thought there might be a better view when QM2 departs this afternoon. But now HMS Queen Elizabeth has sailed out into the channel, so that opportunity won't present itself this afternoon.

 

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QM2 is now off to Weymouth closely followed by the QV which is going to Portland.

Azura and Britannia have also left.

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Here are a couple webcam contributions for this evening from "isleofwightwebcams.co.uk".

 

QM2 at Ryde from the Solent View webcam

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QV at Cowes from the Cowes Yachting webcam

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I can see both QM2 and QV sailing by in the evening sun, in excellent visibility.  Sad to think that both restaurants will not be humming with life as usual at the start of a voyage.

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Nice report from one of my favourite journalists. Shame they didn't show a bit more of the Cunard ships.

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It looks like QM2 is at the Nab Anchorage this time. Since she departed Southampton this afternoon, she's been reporting Southampton as her destination, arriving back tomorrow morning at 06:00. But the Southampton VTS cruise ship schedule isn't showing her returning to Southampton until May 29th.

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I wonder what today's message was supposed to be? 🙂

 

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Posted (edited)


See here from You Tube for QM2 and QV,  Off the Jurassic Coast  in Weymouth Bay (UK)  today. Posted by Sky_High_Photography today.

 

Edited by Pennbank

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QM2 heading to Southampton early this morning as seen from the Cowes Yachting webcam on "isleofwightwebcams.co.uk".

 

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All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up!

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She’s due in for another visit to Southampton tomorrow, returning to either the Nab or Weymouth in the evening.  
 

Meanwhile there’s a batch of other cruise ships from various companies either moored offshore or sailing up and down to enliven the view from here.

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Posted (edited)

Here's today's contribution showing QM2 heading back to Weymouth as seen from the Cowes Yachting webcam on "isleofwightwebcams.co.uk". Thought I'd post this since it looks like QM2 may not be back to Southampton for a while. The Southampton VTS cruise ship schedule doesn't show QM2 back to Southampton until "14-Aug-20 AM".

 

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Edited by bluemarble

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On 6/19/2020 at 1:14 PM, bluemarble said:

... The Southampton VTS cruise ship schedule doesn't show QM2 back to Southampton until "14-Aug-20 AM". ...

 

QM2 is now listed on the Southampton VTS cruise ship schedule with three upcoming visits to Southampton at two-week invervals on July 1st,  July 15th, and July 29th. No long wait until August 14th for her next visit to Southampton after all.

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