Another cruise ship arrived off the Dorset coast on Saturday afternoon to the amazement of beach goers. 

At one point, four cruise ships were lined up on the water off Bournemouth in what was a rare spectactle. 

Bournemouth Echo:

Picture by Kathryn Chinchen

MV Ventura, part of the P&O Cruises fleet, is the latest ship to drop anchor off Bournemouth.

Ventura joined sister ships Aurora and Arcadia and Cunard's Queen Victoria. 

Bournemouth Echo:

The Aurora was the first ship to arrive on June 10, followed by the Arcadia just days later.

The Queen Victoria arrived on Friday before leaving for Southampton on Saturday evening.

Ventura is 291.4m in length and has capacity for 3,078 guests and 1,205 crew.

Bournemouth Echo:

Picture by Linda Sheppard 

It usually sails to the Mediterranean, Iberia and the Canary Islands, Bruges, the Caribbean, the Baltics, Spain and Portugal.

P&O and Cunard have announced they will pause operations until at least the autumn.

Last week P&O Cruises – which operates the Aurora and the Arcadia – said: “Our home port of Southampton, unfortunately in the current climate, does not have berth availability for all our ships."