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.
These 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; however, there is a sadness that they cannot cruise around the world at this time.