A 6th cruise ship joined the growing fleet in Weymouth Bay (off Isle of Portland, Dorset England) on May 14. Cunard's liner Queen Victoria anchored offshore alongside the other vessels, creating a unique view for locals.
Cruise companies were forced to cancel all departures due to the ongoing COVID pandemic. Passenger-free liners have anchored off England's coast during the lockdown. Queen Victoria joined the fleetmate RMS Queen Mary 2, along with the P&O Cruises UK liners Arcadia, Aurora, Azura and Ventura.
Weymouth Bay is a sheltered waterway on England's south coast, protected from erosion by Portland Island and Chesil Beach.