THE Marella Explorer is the latest cruise ship to anchor off the Dorset coast.

The 264m ship has joined the Aurora and can be viewed most clearly from the beach at Boscombe.

Several ships have been anchored here since lockdown because there is not enough room in ports such as Southampton.

They include the Queen Victoria and Arcadia.

Four cruise ships anchored off Bournemouth

Major cruise companies have cancelled all holidays on board until at least October.

They are currently planning ways in which people can return to their ships in a safe way, adhering to social distancing guidelines.