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Liverpool has in the last few years gained a reputation as being one of the most desirable European Destinations. It’s ideally located in the Irish Sea Close to Ireland and North Wales and unlike some ports, once you arrive in Liverpool on a cruise ship you berth on the River Mersey in the heart of the city meaning you can easily and quickly walk to and from your berth during your stay in the City.
It's not surprising that since opening in 2007 Cruise Liverpool has grown and now attracts over 70 cruise calls each summer. Liverpool is often still viewed by Americans before they arrive as a “small borough” yet when they see the imposing water-front or are walking around the city with us they say that actually, it's really a large “Metropolis”.
The Canadian born Samuel Cunard started things off around 1860 when he realised that with the arrival of Steam Ships that he could regularise the mail service timetables. To help fund this passenger accommodation was added and Cunard set and maintained the fasted Atlantic Crossings repeatedly gaining the Blue Riband while other companies, for example, White Star with their ill-fated Titanic oozed luxury. Hotels like the Liverpool Adelphi were built and the industry boomed.
The new steam ships increased the number of people leaving Europe for the new world in search of a new and better life and over nine million people emigrated from the Port of Liverpool travelling to North America, Australia and New Zealand.
Not everyone travelled in luxury with most passengers in second class and steerage, however, with the arrival of modern Cruise Ships Liverpool is once again enjoying transatlantic travel and in 2015 a Cunard Ship commenced an Atlantic Crossing from Liverpool for the first time in almost 50 years.
2015 was an amazing year for Cruise Liverpool and Cunard with the arrival of the three Cunard Flagships all sailing on the River Mersey at the same time, magnificently pirouetting in harmony, it was an awesome sight and one we very much hope might one day perhaps on Cunard’s 200th anniversary be repeated!
Liverpool is a tremendous Port of Call and is undoubtedly the UK’s most friendly City, its only a 90-minute drive to North Wales from the Cruise Terminal although most choose to take a shore excursion by coach or a walking tour in Liverpool itself.
Shore Excursions for Private Groups
Why not get a group of friends together and look through the brilliant selection of tours on our site and we can arrange any of them for a private group. We can arrange your transport from the Cruise Terminal and we will provide a fun tourist guide for the day and we can book lunch for you. If it’s a special occasion, then we can also arrange a surprise for your guest to make the day even more extra special.
Every guest will receive a Liverpool City Centre Map and a complimentary bottle of water.
Liverpool City Walking Tour in the footsteps of the Beatles - 10.30am
The best way to see the city centre is the Liverpool Beatles Walk which starts at 10.30am less than 5-minutes walk from the Cruise Terminal at the new Beatles statues by the Mersey Ferry Terminal. Although this is Beatles themed it is light hearted on level ground and you will visit the Museum of Liverpool, the Town Hall and Queen Victoria Statues and you will see how much the city has changed since European Capital of Culture in 2008. This walk has something for everyone.
Ticket to Ride Tour 10.30am
For a full day out there is the unbeatable Ticket to Ride Tour, this is a long walk with some hills but it’s all on even ground and you even use the same public double decker bus route to travel to see Penny Lane and Strawberry Field. You will see a panoramic 8-minute Beatles film, see Mathew Street and the Cavern Club, see the Schools and Colleges the Fab4 attended and lots more. We deliberately use a public double decker bus route for part of this tour and as a result, it is the most authentic Beatles experience in the City.
Shore Excursions for the Travel Trade
We already sell several of our tours to Independent tour operators who have groups of passengers on board cruise ships visiting Liverpool and Holyhead in North Wales. We can tailor any of our group tours and we will amend the starting time to match the disembarkation time in the morning after the passengers have had breakfast – typically around 08.30am. Transport to and from the cruise terminal will be provided and we will plan the finish time at least 1-hour before “All aboard”.