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Welcome to Liverpool, a world class destination‌


We’ve been expecting you Building on a maritime history spanning centuries, Liverpool is a leading port of call and turnaround destination with its sights firmly set on the future. Regularly highlighted by global travel publications as a must-visit tourist destination, we have welcomed more than 700,000 passengers to the city since re-launching our cruise terminal in 2007. Liverpool’s cultural and economic acumen combined with our famed hospitality, has positioned the city as a firm favourite with visitors from around the world. With a catchment of over 16,000,000 people in the North West of England, the city recognises that the

potential for cruise growth is significant. That is why we are continually developing and investing in our cruise facilities to ensure the best possible experience for visitors. Joe Anderson, OBE Mayor of Liverpool

Dynamic, passionate, welcoming, diverse, creative the city of Liverpool is unique. Few places in the world can welcome ocean liners to the heart of the city, but here in Liverpool your ship will berth directly in our UNESCO World Heritage waterfront. In a city famed for its warm welcome, we do more than just greet our passengers, we extend a hand of friendship and provide a world-class experience every time. We offer unparalleled, award-winning visitor attractions, national museums and galleries within a short stroll of the cruise terminal, as well as some of the UK's most stunning architecture and not one, but two cathedrals.

We also deliver groundbreaking annual events such as the International Mersey River Festival and the Liverpool International Music Festival, with the return of the British Open Golf Championship to Royal Birkdale Golf Course in July 2017. Liverpool is a thriving, stylish, cosmopolitan and vibrant cruise destination with a glorious maritime history, cultural and musical heritage, including the legacy of The Beatles. With all of these elements combined, it’s clear why Liverpool was awarded ‘Destination of the Year’ by Seatrade due to our unbeatable appeal to the international passenger.

Angie Redhead Head of Cruise Operations & Chair of Cruise Britain


Our marine infrastructure has long been considered amongst the best in Europe and we’re fully equipped to handle the largest cruise ships in the world. On the shores of the Irish Sea, Liverpool is ideally placed for Round Britain and Ireland transit calls as well as North European and Norwegian Fjord cruises.

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Liverpool Cruise Terminal is located right in the heart of our World Heritage city, enabling visitors to take advantage of the many award-winning attractions right on the doorstep or to simply enjoy exploring this exciting city on their own.

“A beautiful port with excellent facilities and all within walking distance. We can’t wait to return!” Erica, THE WORLD

Port information Key

ORKNEY 583NM

NORWAY

39HRS

PORT DISTANCE NM (NAUTICAL MILES) SAILING TIME @15 KNOTS HRS (HOURS)

GREENOCK (GLASGOW) 200NM 13HRS

BELFAST 137NM 9HRS HOLYHEAD 69NM 5HRS DUBLIN 121NM COBH 240NM

8HRS

DENMARK

NEWCASTLE 736NM 49HRS

LIVERPOOL GERMANY

NETHERLANDS

16HRS

FALMOUTH 308NM 21HRS

LONDON CENTRAL 685NM 46HRS

DOVER 559NM

37HRS

SOUTHAMPTON 559NM 31HRS

BELGIUM LUXEMBOURG

FRANCE


Port technical information

Time Zone:

GMT

Operational Hours:

Cruise Ships - 24hr operation; there are no restrictions for cruise ships All other vessels - by prior arrangement only with Liverpool Cruise Terminal management

Berth Enquiries / Reservations:

Via email to: angie.redhead@liverpool.gov.uk, peter.murney@liverpool.gov.uk, cruise.terminal@liverpool.gov.uk

Latitude & Longitude:

North 53° 24’ 00” West 2° 59’ 52”

Prevailing Weather:

Winds: SSW through W to NNW Currents: strong on spring tides

Berth Information:

258m floating pontoon There are 2 mooring dolphins which provide a further 108m to facilitate the mooring of larger cruise liners Liverpool Cruise Terminal is a floating jetty The freeboard is a constant 2.1m above the water

Vessel Length:

No minimum length 365m maximum utilising mooring dolphins

Vessel Width:

No restrictions

Air Draft Restrictions:

No restrictions

Vessel Draft:

Maximum 11m

Depth on Berth:

11m (minimum depth alongside Liverpool Cruise Terminal & uninterrupted length this depth occurs)

Largest Cruise Ship to Call to Port: Queen Mary 2 VTS - Channel:

24hrs per day / 365 days per year

Pilotage:

Compulsory. Arranged via VTS

Tugboat:

10 tugs 40 - 70 tonnes bollard weight All tugs located in Liverpool 24 hours’ notice is required - Svitzer or Smit

Security Facilities:

Fully compliant with ISPS regulations: 2 x Rapiscan Xray / 2 x Archway Metal Detectors / 1 Baggage Xray

Gangway:

Ship’s own gangways must be used

Fresh Water:

Water meters are located along the berth face

Power Supply:

No

Fuel Supply:

Must be arranged directly with relevant local supplier in advance

Hot works / Painting / Lifeboats:

All may only occur with prior approval from the Port Authority Lifeboats may be lowered but must not enter the water

Waste Handling:

All waste can be accommodated with 24hrs notice


Technical planning. Practical Support. Excellent Service.


Destination Liverpool: you’re in the heart of the city we love Liverpool has something for everyone - art, culture and architecture blend seamlessly with a thriving retail offer making it one of the top visitor destinations in the UK. The city’s maritime heritage is epitomised by its iconic waterfront, designated a UNESCO World Heritage site on which the magnificent Three Graces, Albert Dock and Museum of Liverpool proudly stand. Housing more national museums and galleries than any other city in the UK outside of London, including Tate Liverpool, Merseyside Maritime Museum, Walker Art Gallery and The Beatles Story Museum, Liverpool is a place for exploring.

Synonymous with music, the city has a strong pedigree in producing world-class pop artists. From the birthplace of The Beatles, home to the renowned Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, to playing host to a number of the UK’s biggest music festivals, Liverpool is a talent pool that crosses all musical genres. With sport, heritage and easy access to historic Chester and the inspiring landscapes of the Lake District and North Wales, the city offers a heady cultural and commercial mix.

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“Best welcome in the world. So much information and so kindly given. Liverpool, you should be proud!” Aaron, CELEBRITY INFINITY


Did you know… 1.

Liverpool has held UNESCO World Heritage status since 2004

2.

The magnificent Albert Dock Liverpool has the UK’s largest group of Grade I listed buildings

3.

The clock faces on the Royal Liver Building are the biggest in the country

4.

Liverpool ONE is the largest open air leisure and retail scheme in the UK

5.

Birthplace of The Beatles - officially the most successful band in music history

6.

More national museums and galleries than any other UK city outside London

7.

Two cathedrals; the Anglican is the largest in the UK and 5th largest in the world

8.

Home to Europe’s oldest Chinese community and has the biggest Chinese Arch outside China

9.

Host to The Crabbie’s Grand National, the most famous steeplechase in the world

10. More than 100 parks and green spaces in the city including 4 nature reserves and 10 listed Victorian parks

“What an amazing city! What makes this trip memorable is how visitor friendly the people are.” Anthony, ROYAL PRINCESS


Experience Liverpool: shore excursions to inspire & delight

Whether you are new to the destination or are already familiar with many of the city’s landmarks, a shore excursion is an ideal way to discover more about Liverpool’s unique culture and heritage.

things local. From special interest sightseeing tours in photography and architecture to pub and ghost tours and not forgetting official Beatles tours, our friendly guides can cater for individual walking tours to large coach groups.

With a wide selection of full and half-day tours, there’s something to suit all tastes and budgets both within Liverpool and the surrounding region as far as North Wales and the Lake District.

A variety of shore excursions that offer a deeper insight into the culture, history and cuisine of the city can also be sampled, providing guests with a unique and memorable experience giving them a real sense of the ‘true’ Liverpool.

Liverpool has an excellent network of qualified tour guides with a wealth of local knowledge, providing guests with fascinating facts on all

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Panoramic Liverpool

Liverpool has a rich picking of wonderful architecture and is the most filmed city in the UK outside of London. Take in the two magnificent cathedrals at either end of Hope Street, officially named the ‘best street’ in the UK with its stunning views of Liverpool’s iconic waterfront. By the river’s edge there is so much to enjoy, the Museum of Liverpool that sits alongside

the Liver Building and the Victorian splendour of the Albert Dock home to Tate Liverpool, several museums and a selection of award-winning restaurants. Moving outt of the city centre, a short drive will take you to the surrounding suburbs where you’ll find Penny Lane, immortalised in song by The Beatles, beautiful city villages and more than 10 listed Victorian parks.

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“ A fantastically vibrant city with wonderful architecture and friendly people!” Queen Mary 2, CUNARD


In the footsteps of The Beatles

Experience the sights and sounds of Liverpool during The Beatles’ era as you make your way around their childhood homes, schools and the places that inspired their song-writing, such as Penny Lane and Strawberry Field. Wander down Mathew Street and enjoy a drink and live music in the world famous Cavern Club, before taking a photograph with the statue of John Lennon and Eleanor Rigby and marvelling at the Liverpool ‘Wall of Fame’. Then stroll along the city’s iconic UNESCO World Heritage waterfront and take in the life-size bronze statue of the ‘Fab Four’ set in front of the impressive Three Graces.

“Lovely friendly Liverpool. The city is a glorious blend of historic and contemporary with lots of cool; showing its roots and reputation for style!” Queen Victoria, CUNARD

Your tour includes a visit to The Beatles Story Museum, where the latest in digital technology brings the story of the musical icons vividly to life.

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This day is a must for all fans of the swinging 60s!


Cultural Liverpool walking tour The city is full to the brim with history, art, music and theatre and a walking tour will bring the buildings and institutions that shaped Liverpool to life. On William Brown Street, you will certainly be impressed by the stunning architecture on display from the imposing Grade I listed St George’s Hall, the amazing Central Library where historical reading rooms meet state-of-the-art 21st century design to the Walker Art Gallery, home to one of Europe’s finest collections of paintings, drawings, sculpture and decorative art. A stroll along Hope Street will allow you to take in the visual splendour of the Liverpool Cathedral and the Metropolitan Cathedral, with a tempting selection of independent eateries to enjoy on the way. In the city centre, the Bluecoat Arts Centre is a 300 year old building offering a cultured programme of visual art, literature, music and dance. As you make your way back to the waterfront, take a walk amongst the colonnades of the Albert Dock before heading to Tate Liverpool, Merseyside Maritime Museum and then over to the Museum of Liverpool, where the majestic Three Graces can be seen lining the shore alongside your awaiting ship.

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“What a wonderful city, we’ll be back again soon.” Mein Schiff 4, TUI CRUISES


Picture perfect award-winning destination‌


Liverpool’s historic halls “Best call so far! Thank you Liverpool…you’re A*” Britannia, P&O CRUISES

Grade I listed, St George’s Hall opened in 1854 and is widely acknowledged as one of the finest neoclassical buildings in the world, with its magnificent 720sqm Great Hall gilded with chandeliers, stained glass windows, barrel vaulted ceiling and famous Willis organ. Liverpool Town Hall was constructed between 1749 and 1820 and is a Grade I listed, flagship building in the Castle Street conservation area of the city. It is one of the finest surviving 18th century town halls in the country and is often frequented by Royalty and visitors from around the world. National Trust’s Speke Hall is a stunning example of a Tudor manor house with restored Victorian interiors. Situated in a unique setting, it is surrounded by attractive gardens protected by a collar of woodland. Constructed by a devout Catholic family, who were keen to impress visitors with their home’s grandeur, this beautiful building has witnessed more than 400 years of turbulent history.

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Eat, drink, shop You will be spoilt for choice with the impressive selection of cafes, bars and restaurants the city has to offer and with cuisine from every continent available there really is something to satisfy every palate. Our shopping experience is second to none and with over 160 stores in Liverpool ONE alone the big decision will be where to start? Round the corner Church Street also boasts great retail names, as well as Bold Street, regarded as one of the best independent shopping streets in the UK.

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From designer and high street brands to one-off beautifully handcrafted pieces a perfect memento can certainly be found here.


Charming Chester & Port Sunlight

Chester sparkles with a magical heritage. Completely encircled by city walls, archaeological excavations have revealed a 2000 year old Roman Amphitheatre the largest stone-built arena of its kind in Britain. Striking with their black and white Tudor style appearance, the 13th century ‘Rows’ are two tiers of enticing shops waiting to be explored. Chester Cathedral is a 13th century Norman Cathedral and was the site of Handel’s first public performance of ‘The Messiah’ in 1742.

Picturesque Port Sunlight houses a museum showing the history of this workers’ village and is the perfect place to stop for afternoon tea. Following lunch, visit the stunning collections and exhibitions at the Lady Lever Art Gallery. Regarded as one of the finest art galleries in Europe, it features the best collection of Wedgwood Jasperware anywhere in the world.

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Breathtaking Lake District

In the late 18th and early 19th century, William Wordsworth was so inspired by the beauty of the Lake District that he wrote some of the most enchanting poetry the English language has ever known. Breath-taking lakes, streams, mountains and villages of this beautiful corner of England, have been stunningly immortalised in verse.

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Listed in the Top 50 World Destinations by National Geographic magazine, the Lake District is the ideal place to explore and enjoy.

Wonderful Wales

Discover an area of outstanding natural beauty, with mountain peaks, lush forests, sparkling lakes and enchanting medieval castles. In Llangollen, you’ll browse the village shops and then board the Llangollen railway for a scenic seven-mile ride on a restored steam locomotive. You will see many of the glorious wonders that North Wales is proud to offer, including the Snowdonia National Park, which is one of the largest National parks in the UK. Conway Castle is one of the most impressive castles in Wales with its soaring curtain walls, three fortified gates and eight towers.

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After exploring the castle continue to Betws-y-Coed, where you’ll enjoy lunch at one of the most beautiful villages in Wales.


England’s golf coast Liverpool city region is a world-class destination for golf and home to 20 of the finest and most naturally beautiful golf courses in Britain, three of which are Royal Links courses. Royal Birkdale, set amid spectacular sand dunes, is the number 1 golf course in Britain and host to the Open Championship in 2017. Royal Lytham & St Anne’s in Lancashire is one of the premier links courses in the world and has played host to ten Open Championships and two Ryder Cups. Royal Liverpool is the second oldest seaside links course in England, as well as home to one of the best collections of golf memorabilia outside St Andrews.

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For more information visit www.englandsgolfcoast.com


Memorable moments and fond farewells Cruise passengers continually tell us that the convenience of our city centre location combined with the stunning architecture, extensive cultural offer and the genuine friendliness of the local people completely exceeds their expectations of Liverpool.

Time Zone

GMT

Operational Hours:

Cruise Ships - 24hr operation; there are no restrictions for cruise ships All other vessels - by prior arrangement only with Liverpool Cruise Terminal management

Berth Enquiries / Reservations:

Via email only: angie.redhead@liverpool.gov.uk peter.murney@liverpool.gov.uk

Latitude & Longitude

North 53° 24’ 00” West 2° 59’ 52”

Prevailing Weather

Winds: SSW through W to NNW Currents: strong on spring tides

Berth Information

250m floating pontoon There are 2 mooring dolphins which provide a further 108m to facilitate the mooring of larger cruise liners Liverpool Cruise Terminal is a floating jetty The freeboard is a constant 2.1m above the water

Vessel Length

No minimum length 365m maximum utilising mooring dolphins

Vessel Width

No restrictions

Air Draft Restrictions

No Restrictions

Vessel Draft

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"By far the best service I have ever experienced, well done Cruise Liverpool." Queen Victoria, CUNARD

Maximum 11m

Depth on Berth

9.4m (minimum depth alongside Liverpool Cruise Terminal & uninterrupted length this depth occurs)

Largest cruise ship to call to port

Queen Mary 2

VTS - Channel:

24hrs per day / 365 days per year

Maximum Ship Dimension:

365 metres LOA

Pilotage:

Compulsory

Tugboat:

10 tugs 40 - 70 tonnes bollard weight All tugs located in Liverpool 24 hours’ notice is required - Svitzer or Smit

Security Facilities:

Fully compliant with ISPS regulations: 2 x Rapiscan Xray / 2 x Archway Metal Detectors / 1 Baggage Xray

Gangway:

Ship’s own gangways must be used

Fresh Water:

Water metres are located along the berth face

Power Supply:

No

Fuel Supply:

Must be arranged directly with relevant local supplier in advance

Hot works / painting/ lifeboats

All may only occur with prior approval from the Port Authority Lifeboats may be lowered but must not enter the water

Waste Handling:

All waste can be accommodated with 24hrs notice


“ Picture yourself in a boat on a river with tangerine trees and marmalade skies.� Lennon & McCartney

Image Credit: Thank you to Marketing Liverpool, Port Sunlight Museum Collection and Tate Liverpool, Roger Sinek


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