The Cruise ships Queen Elizabeth and Marella Explorer with Teignmouth fishing boat
The cruise ships Queen Elizabeth and Marella Explorer with the fishing boat Becky Boo off Teignmouth
Photograph by David Caunter
Mounted photographic print
Photo size: 11.5ins x 8ins
Dimensions including mounts: 36cm x 28cm
MS Queen Elizabeth is a cruise ship of the Vista class operated by the Cunard Line. The design is modified from that of previous ships of that class, and slightly larger than Queen Victoria, at 92,000 GT, largely due to a more vertical stern. The ship is able to carry up to 2092 passengers.
Marella Explorer is a Century-class cruise ship owned and operated by Marella Cruises. Before joining TUI she cruised as MV Galaxy with Celebrity Cruises, and later as Mein Schiff with TUI Cruises.
Several cruise ships and ocean liners were with us in Lyme Bay during the pandemic in 2020/21 when they sheltered in the bay unable to sail the seas with passengers. These outstanding photographs taken by David Caunter conjure up many emotions, the ships looked majestic and were wonderful to look at; however, there was a sadness that they could not cruise around the world at this time.