Queen Mary 2 has anchored in Weymouth Bay.

The flagship of the Cunard line can hold more than 2,500 guests and more than 1,000 crew members - but not at the moment.

Cunard has cancelled all sailings until the end of July, at least.

The 149,000-tonne vessel, which is 1,132ft in length, was once the world’s largest ship.

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  • Picture by Lynne Fisher of St Johns Guest House

Along with sister liners Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth, it makes up an iconic fleet affectionately known as the Three Queens.

Cunard is due to add a fourth ship - its largest yet - to the fleet in 2022.

Speaking about the cancellations, Cunard president Simon Palethorpe said: “These are extraordinary times and this global outbreak continues to challenge Cunard and the travel industry as a whole.

“We would love nothing more than to bring our fleet back in to service, and give our guests the holidays they deserve and long for but, with the lockdowns and travel restrictions in place around the world, this is simply not possible at this time.”

Queen Mary 2 joins P&O ships Aurora and Ventura moored off Weymouth and Portland.