Liverpool is a historic cathedral city perched on the River Mersey in the west of England. Liverpool was crowned European Capital of Culture 2008 in June 2003 and has since gone on to receive massive funding to regenerate the city ready for its scrutiny by the world.
Forming a part of what will be a huge regeneration project for the region, Liverpool Cruise Terminal was opened in September 2007. The £19m cruise terminal will allow the worlds great cruise ships to return to the Mersey on a regular basis and offer passengers the convenience of cruises from Liverpool. Involved in the plans are an extension connect to the existing landing stage at Princess Dock that will allow ships of up to 350-metres in length to berth. The terminal has already confirmed bookings of vessels carrying more than 25,000 passengers in the 18 months after opening.
Liverpool Cruise Terminal experienced a very special opening, as it was opened in the presence of Cunard’s QE2 cruise ship who was one of the first ships to berth there. The celebrations were concluded with a spectacular fireworks display signaling a major boost for the region's tourism industry.
Liverpool Cruise Terminal provides an excellent choice for those looking for the hassle free nature characterized by cruises from UK. Fred. Olsen, Thomson Cruises and Princess Cruises all offer cruises from Liverpool whilst Cunard and Crystal Cruises offer itineraries that include Liverpool as a port of call. Links to Liverpool Cruise Terminal are catered for by the M1 and the M6 from the south and the M6 and M58 from the north. Train services are available that run from London Euston to Liverpool Lime Street in just over 2 hours, putting you right on the doorstep of your cruise holiday. Alternatively cruises from Liverpool can be accessed by air arriving at Liverpool John Lennon airport.
Being the European capital of culture 2008, Liverpool’s events and facilities will continue to be invested in well after this prestigious occasion for the city.
For more information on cruise holidays and to book your cruise from Liverpool please contact one of our dedicated cruise consultants on 020 8544 6301.
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