Where have all the empty cruise ships gone?
The COVID-19 Pandemic has led to a collapse of the global cruise industry. Since the Cruise Pause started in March 2020, the world’s fleet of cruise ships have been laid up. Some are in ports across the world. Many of the world’s cruise ships are at anchor, in warm layup, off the coasts of the UK, Italy, the USA, Bahamas, Malaysia and many other locations.
Where is Queen Mary 2 now?
Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 completed her last voyage in March 2020, disembarking passengers in Fremantle, Australia. She sailed back to the United Kingdom, arriving in April 2020. The QM2 has been in warm layup off the coast of the UK since April.
Where is Queen Elizabeth now?
Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth was in Australia when the cruise ban came into effect. She sailed to the Phillippines where the ship was laid up until July 2020. Queen Elizabeth then sailed to the UK. She is expected to remain laid up off the southern coast of the UK for the remainder of the cruise pause, with her first voyage scheduled in the UK later in 2021.
Where is Queen Victoria now?
Cunard’s Queen Victoria was completing a cruise to South America when the cruise pause came into effect. She sailed from Florida to the UK in March 2020. The ship has remained in the UK, in warm layup off the southern coast of England.