4 Cruise ships off the Ness (on canvas)
Photographed by David Caunter
High quality photographic print on stretched canvas. 30' x8' (inches)
The ships, from left to right, are: Queen Mary 2; Azura; Eurodam; Ventura.
The small boat in the foreground is the Teign C tug boat.
RMS Queen Mary 2 is a British transatlantic ocean liner. She has served as the flagship of Cunard Line since succeeding Queen Elizabeth 2 in 2004. As of 2017, Queen Mary 2 is the only purpose- built passenger ship designed as an ocean liner, as opposed to a cruise ship.
MS Azura is a Grand-class cruise ship operated by P&O Cruises and owned by Carnival plc.. The ship was built by Fincantieri Monfalcone at their shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy.. She officially entered service with the company in April 2010 and was named by Darcey Bussell.
MS Eurodam is a Signature-class cruise ship for Holland America Line. Eurodam is the 80th ship to enter Holland America's service and, at 86,700 tons and carrying 2,104 passengers, she is the largest Holland America Signature-class ship, along with her sister ship MS Nieuw Amsterdam.
MV Ventura is a Grand-class cruise ship of the P&O cruises fleet. The ship was built by Fincantieri at their shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy. At 116,017 tonnes and 291m (956 ft), Ventura is the second largest of seven ships currently in service with P&O Cruises. She officially entered service with the company in April 2008 and was named by Dame Helen Mirren.
Teign C is a 14m modern Damen Stan Tug / dredge bed leveller based in the port of Teignmouth. Her main functions are towing, mooring, pushing and dredging operations. Teign C supports vessels with limited manoeuvrability and operates throughout the week as a plough dredger, maintaining the shipping channel to Teignmouth port
These amazing cruise ships in Lyme Bay have been with us during the pandemic in 2020 and are still with us as the pandemic continues into 2021. These outstanding photographs taken by David Caunter conjure up many emotions, the ships look majestic and are wonderful to look at, but also there is a deep sadness that they cannot cruise around the world at this time.