P&O UK cruise ship Ventura anchored in Weymouth Bay due to Coronavirus crisis

   April 23, 2020 ,   Cruise Industry

Another P&O Cruises UK ship anchored in Weymouth Bay (near Isle of Portland Port, Dorset England) on Wednesday, April 22. The passenger-free MS Ventura is the 2nd-largest vessel in the P&O UK's fleet (of all 7 ships currently in service) having max passenger capacity 3727 (plus 1226 staff-crew).

P&O Ventura cruise ship

In March, P&O Britannia ship was also anchored in Weymouth Bay (later relocated was to Southampton) and also without passengers onboard. A spokesperson for P&O UK confirmed that it was a normal routine for the vessel to be anchored at sea. All P&O Cruises (UK and Australia fleets) passenger shipping operations are currently suspended (through July 31).

Ventura's next scheduled voyage is in August - from homeport Southampton to Iberia and Channel Islands. All major cruise companies were forced to suspend operations and cancel departures due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

For Coronavirus updates on cruise ship quarantines (infected passengers and crew) and top-pandemic countries (COVID-19 cases and deaths, daily updated statistics) see at CruiseMapper's Norovirus page.

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