The record breaking season caps a remarkable 10 years for Liverpool’s Cruise Terminal, which is on course to have welcomed over 400 ships, 600,000 visitors and brought around £60m to the local economy by the end of 2018.
And there’s still so much more to come with the arrival of Berlin (on Saturday, 11 August), Aida Aura, Seabourn Ovation and Ocean Dream who are all making their Mersey debut in coming days and weeks.
Buoys and gulls, the party doesn’t end here! In the wake of this amazing summer Cruise Liverpool are set to welcome back Disney for ‘Magic on the Mersey’ on Friday, 7 September.
Cruise Liverpool are encouraging everybody to join them for this FREE family friendly garden party on Princes Parade to celebrate the return of Disney Magic.
Councillor Wendy Simon, Deputy Mayor of Liverpool and Cabinet member for Culture and Events, said: “Liverpool’s appeal to the cruise sector continues to grow and we’re now welcoming more vessels with a larger capacity, hence our record number of visitors this summer.
“What is really exciting is that the new Cruise Terminal will enable us to accommodate theses larger vessels more frequently which is going to provide a great boost to our visitor economy over the coming decade.”
Pete Murney, Liverpool’s Head of Cruise and Marine Operations, added: “It’s been a pleasure and an honour to welcome almost 60,000 passengers and crew to Liverpool so far this cruise season.
“We have many more visitors to welcome in the next few weeks and are looking forward to showing them everything Liverpool has to offer.”