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- Ship Information
- Business Opportunities
- Job Opportunities and Volunteering
- Information about Cruise Berth & surroundings
- General Information Regarding Pier Facilities
- Currency and Credit Cards
- Public Transportation
- Official Tourism Websites & useful contacts
Where can I find out the times and dates of visiting ships?
The Cruise Call Schedule contains information regarding ship visit dates. Arrival and departure times can be subject to last minute changes dependant upon previous port, weather conditions, tidal constraints etc.
The most up to date arrival and departure times are available via Liverpool Direct on 0151 233 2008 approximately 2 days before the ship visit.
Can I go onboard the ship?
Ship visits are organised directly by the relevant cruise line. We cannot arrange visits on board. The relevant Cruise Line for each ship is noted on the Cruise Call Schedule.
How can I find out the gross tonnage of the ship?
The gross tonnage of any cruise ship can be found at http://www.shipparade.com
How can I find out about visiting Navy Vessels?
Information relating to Royal Navy vessels will only be released at the discretion of Royal Navy HQ on 0151 707 3344.
How can I find out the Cruise Itinerary for ships?
To find this information you would need to speak to the Cruise Line or visit their website.
How do I book a cruise from Liverpool?
We do not book cruises on behalf of ships. In order to book you must call or visit the website of the relevant Cruise Line or speak to a travel agent.
How can I promote my business to Cruise Passengers?
Many businesses in the city would like direct access to the passengers and if all were granted permission to flyer the passengers it would look unprofessional and no doubt intimidating.
For this reason, we have our own ‘no flyering’ rule however there are Tourist Information Advisers on site within the cruise terminal on ship days who are able to promote venues which offer special discounts or enhancements to cruise passengers.
Job Opportunities and Volunteering
Can I apply for work at the Cruise Terminal?
Liverpool Cruise Liner Terminal is owned by Liverpool City Council and is managed by a small, core team of Liverpool City Council employees. Unfortunately there are currently no plans to recruit, however if an external vacancy arises it will be advertised in the local newspapers and by clicking here.
Local firms, Carlisle Security and Main Logistics provide the security, baggage handling and stevedoring operations.
How do I apply to work on the Cruise Ships?
For jobs onboard cruise ships you would need to contact the relevant cruise line direct or you can also apply via cruise ship recruitment agencies. Please check the Cruise Call Schedule for a list of the Cruise Lines that are calling at Liverpool Cruise Terminal in 2014.
Are there any volunteering opportunities?
City Stars are a team of volunteers who assist with passenger enquiries on ship days around the Princes Parade area and events throughout the city. You can apply by clicking here.
Unfortunately volunteers are not permitted on the berth or ship as both are restricted access under port security.
Information about Cruise Berth & surroundings
What is the Cruise Berth name and location?
Liverpool Cruise Terminal, Pier Head, Princes Parade, Liverpool L3 1DL
What facilities are there at the Cruise Terminal?
Please visit our quick guide here
Tourist Information Centre?
On ship days there is a Tourist Information Pop Up Facility within the Cruise Terminal Passenger Lounge. It is managed by friendly and knowledgeable Tourist Information Advisors. TIC staff can assist in areas such as accommodation bookings, providing information on local attractions, the sale of theatre, event and tour tickets plus gifts and souvenirs.
There is an additional Tourist Information centre approx 10 minute walk situated at:
Albert Dock Visitor Centre
Liverpool L1 6DZ
Can Liverpool provide maps?
Yes – We have walking maps that show the key attractions around the city centre.
Are Taxis available at the pier?
Yes – There is a taxi rank at the entrance/exit to the Cruise Terminal
Is there a city Shuttle bus?
Yes – A free shuttle bus service is provided on transit call days for cruise passengers and crew. The bus circulates every 30-40 mins and cover the following stops
• Albert Dock (Pump House) – for the Dock and Liverpool ONE
• Great Charlotte Street – city centre shopping
• Liverpool Cathedral
Passengers must present their boarding card for admission.
Distance from the ship to the City Centre:
500 metres – Approximately 10 minutes on foot
General Information Regarding Facilities
Are there Public Telephones nearby?
Public telephones are located at the taxi rank adjacent to the Cruise Terminal.
Where can I top up my mobile?
This can be arranged in a number of shops on Water Street, Dale Street or James Street, all just a 5 minute walk away from the Pier Head.
The closest internet facilities are available in the nearby Crowne Plaza and Malmaison Hotels.
Where is the nearest post office?
The nearest Post Office is in India Buildings on Fenwick Street however the main post office is situated on the first floor of W.H.Smith in Liverpool One.
Where is the nearest Bank?
There are plenty of banks in the Dale Street and Water Street area which are within walking distance of Cruise Terminal. Opening hours 09.00 – 17.00
Where is the nearest church?
Our Lady & St Nicholas, Chapel Street – Tel: 0151 236 5287
This church is directly opposite the Cruise Berth behind the Liver Building and is often referred to as the Sailors’ Church due to its strong maritime links. Services are every day at 09.00.
Currency and Credit Cards
Great British Pounds £ (1 GBP = 1.48 USD approx)
Other acceptable currencies
Other currencies are not widely accepted however the Airport Express Bus and limited tourist attractions accept Euros. We advise you to check with Tourist Information upon disembarkation.
Accepted credit cards
Credit Cards – Visa & MasterCard
ATM cards – Link, American Express, Visa Electron, Maestro , Cirrus
Where are the closest Exchange Offices located?
There are exchange offices, banks and travel agencies within walking distance of the cruise terminal in Liverpool One, on Dale Street, Water Street and Victoria Street.
Are local buses available near the pier area?
The main bus station is at Paradise Street – timetables available at the Cruise Terminal.
Is there a train station near to the pier area?
The nearest underground rail stations at James Street and Moorfields stations are part of the City Loop Line and can take you to surrounding areas such as Southport, Chester & the Wirral.
Lime Street Station is the main national rail link to all major cities & destinations in the UK.
Are taxis available?
There is a taxi rank at the top of the pedestrian bridge as you exit the cruise berth. If returning by taxi, ask for Liverpool Cruise Terminal at the Pier Head.
Official Tourism Websites & useful contacts