Crowds gathered to say goodbye to Caribbean cruise ship Azura as she set sail from the River Tyne this week, after spending almost six months in South Shields. Families across town turned out to say ‘bon voyage’ and wave off the vessel and her crew – being sure to capture the moment on camera.
Here are some of your fantastic pictures from Tuesday, June 29 as the ship set sail for Belfast. She will spend a period of time there before returning to service at a later date.
The Azura is now heading for Belfast after spending almost six months at the Port of Tyne.
Photo: Amanda Fay
6. Holiday blues
The Azura would normally make holiday trips around the Caribbean and can carry 3,100 guests.
Photo: Sarah Spence
7. Bon voyage
The impressive ship features 10 restaurants and 13 bars and cafés on board.
Photo: Brian Witts
8. Watching on
Azura's home port of Southampton did not have the berth availability for all of its ships, which were brought home during the pandemic.
Photo: Brooke Gowmen