Drone footage captures the Cunard cruise ship Queen Victoria sailing through Tyne Harbor


Stunning drone footage captured Cunard Queen Victoria’s visit to the area this weekend as the 294m cruiser sailed through Tynemouth and into Tyne Harbour.

The Queen Victoria is capable of carrying over 2,000 passengers as well as 980 crew members. And on Sunday, the majestic vessel wowed onlookers in North Shields as it sailed into Tyne Harbor after returning from Barbados ahead of its travel season.

Families lined the river to catch a glimpse of the luxury vessel, which first visited port in 2019 as part of a 12-night voyage around the British Isles. But drone enthusiast John Holdroyd managed to capture a unique view of the cruise liner on his drone as it passed through Tynemouth.

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John, from Northumberland, started posting footage captured on his drone on YouTube eight months ago.

The avid drone videographer said he never leaves the house without his drone. And this weekend he had the chance to record panoramic views of the Queen Victoria from different angles as it passed through Tynemouth.

On Sunday, ChronicleLive also shared footage from inside the ship, where onboard passengers can access a full theater and ballroom. A traditional pub, a champagne bar and a club with a 270 degree view of the sea are also available on board, as well as a spa and gym, a swimming pool, a large solarium and an incredible library of 6,000 books.

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According to Travel Weekly, this ship spent the winter in Barbados where it was used to accommodate cruise passengers who tested positive for Covid-19, as they are not allowed to self-isolate in hotels on the island. It is due to leave the port of Tyne on April 24.

Departing from Southampton, the ship will depart on its ‘Baltic Explorer’ voyage on April 27 on a 16-day cruise to Copenhagen and the pretty Lithuanian town of Klaipeda, with passengers paying fares of around £2,999 per person for a room with a balcony, based on two sharing.


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