Special welcome baa-ck for cruise ships

Liverpool’s new cruise season starts next week, Tuesday 11 March and passengers will be greeted by ‘sheep ahoy’ – a specially commissioned Superlambanana.

With thousands of passengers set to call into the Liverpool during an amazing seven months of visits, this year is set, once again, to be a huge success for the city.

The season will begin with the arrival of the 700 passenger Discovery at 8am on Tuesday 11 March and will see over 40 ships visiting the city between now and December.

Liverpool City Council’s cabinet member for culture and tourism, Councillor Wendy Simon, said: “The cruise liner industry is growing year on year and the cruise liner terminal continues to attract new ships.

“This is fantastic for Liverpool’s growth and economy and simply highlights the success of the city as a popular tourist destination.

“It is always great to see these big ships on the Mersey and I hope we can encourage lots of families and young and old to go along to the waterfront and take a look at one of the many ships we will be seeing in 2014.”

Cruise Terminal manager, Angie Redhead, said: “I am delighted to be welcoming so many cruise ships to the city this year.

“Liverpool is going from strength to strength as a passenger destination and I hope we continue to see new visitors to our shores in the future.”

The arrivals this season are:

Discovery (Cruise & Maritime Voyages) – 11th March 2014 Arriving 08:00 – Departing 17:00
Thomson Spirit (Thomson) – 07th May 2014 Arriving AM TBC – Departing PM TBC
Voyager (Voyages of Discovery) – 11th May 2014 Arriving 08:00 – Departing 17:00
Thomson Spirit (Thomson) – 14th May 2014 Arriving AM TBC – Departing PM TBC
Celebrity Infinity (Celebrity) – 17th May 2014 Arriving 12:30 – Departing 23:00
MSC Magnifica (MSC) – 18th May 2014 Arriving 08:00 – Departing 17:00
Thomson Spirit (Thomson) – 24th May 2014 Arriving AM TBC – Departing PM TBC
Ruby Princess (Princess) – 29th May 2014 Arriving 05:00 – Departing 20:00
Queen Victoria (Cunard) – 30th May 2014 Arriving AM TBC – Departing 31st May 2014 PM TBC
Discovery (Cruise and Maritime Voyages) – 08th June 2014 Arriving 18:00 – Departing 23:45
Discovery (Cruise and Maritime Voyages) – 18th June 2014 Arriving 09:30 – Departing 18:00
Celebrity Infinity (Celebrity) – 19th June 2014 Arriving 08:00 – Departing 18:00
Discovery (Cruise and Maritime Voyages) – 28th June 2014 Arriving 07:00 – Departing 19:00
Boudicca (Fred. Olsen) – 29th June 2014 Arriving AM TBC – Departing PM TBC
Boudicca (Fred. Olsen) – 07th July 2014 Arriving AM TBC – Departing PM TBC
Minerva (Swan Hellenic) – 10th July 2014 Arriving 08:00 – Departing 22:00
Ruby Princess (Princess) – 14th July 2014 Arriving 12:00 – Departing 23:00
Prinsendam (Holland America) – 18th July 2014 Arriving 08:00 – Departing 17:00
Celebrity Infinity (Celebrity) – 19th July 2014 Arriving 07:00 – Departing 20th 2014 21:00
Boudicca (Fred. Olsen) – 21st July 2014 Arriving AM TBC – Departing PM TBC
Ruby Princess (Princess) – 26th July 2014 Arriving 10:00 – Departing 19:30
Boudicca (Fred. Olsen) – 02nd August 2014 Arriving AM TBC – Departing PM TBC
Voyager (Voyages of Discovery) – 03rd August 2014 Arriving AM TBC – Departing PM TBC
Celebrity Infinity (Celebrity) – 08th August 2014 Arriving 12:00 – Departing 22:45
AIDAcara (AIDA) – 10th August 2014 Arriving 08:00 – Departing 18:00
MS Europa (Hapag-Lloyd) – 11th August 2014 Arriving AM TBC – Departing PM TBC
Azamara Journey (Azamara) – 14th August 2014 Arriving 08:00 – Departing 23:59
Voyager (Voyages of Discovery) – 15th August 2014 Arriving AM TBC – Departing PM TBC
Boudicca (Fred. Olsen) – 17th August 2014 Arriving AM TBC – Departing PM TBC
Crystal Symphony (Crystal) – 21st August 2014 Arriving 08:00 – Departing 18:00
AIDAcara (AIDA) – 23rd August 2014 Arriving 08:00 – Departing 18:00
Discovery (Cruise & Maritime Voyages) – 24th August 2014 Arriving 12:00 – Departing PM TBC
Boudicca (Fred. Olsen) – 28h August 2014 Arriving AM TBC – Departing PM TBC
Saga Sapphire (Saga) – 29th August 2014 Arriving 07:00 – Departing 16:00
Ruby Princess (Princess) – 30th August 2014 Arriving 12:30 – Departing 22:00
Celebrity Infinity (Celebrity) – 01st September 2014 Arriving 07:00 – Departing 18:00
Discovery (Cruise & Maritime Voyages) – 02nd September 2014 Arriving 07:00 – Departing 16:00
Albatross (Phoenix Reisen) – 12th September 2014 Arriving AM TBC – Departing PM TBC
MS Hanseatic (Hapag-Lloyd) – 20th Septembert 2014 Arriving AM TBC – Departing PM TBC
Boudicca (Fred. Olsen) – 11th October 2014 Arriving AM TBC – Departing PM TBC
MS Hanseatic (Hapag-Lloyd) – 20th Septembert 2014 Arriving AM TBC – Departing PM TBC
Boudicca (Fred. Olsen) – 11th October 2014 Arriving AM TBC – Departing PM TBC
Boudicca (Fred. Olsen) – 08th November 2014 Arriving AM TBC – Departing PM TBC
Boudicca (Fred. Olsen) – 24th November 2014 Arriving AM TBC – Departing PM TBC
Boudicca (Fred. Olsen) – 10th December 2014 Arriving AM TBC – Departing PM TBC
Boudicca (Fred. Olsen) – 19th December 2014 Arriving AM TBC – Departing PM TBC
Boudicca (Fred. Olsen) – 21st December 2014 Arriving AM TBC – Departing PM TBC

Please note: this list is subject to change