CELEBRATIONS to mark the centenary of the official opening of Cunard Line’s former world headquarters in Liverpool have been launched today – by a flock of sheep!
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LIVERPOOL’S cruise industry continues to grow as the city prepares to welcome a record number of ships in 2016.
Liverpool Cruise Terminal will play host to 64 ships – ten more than the previous year – bringing in more than 85,000 passengers.
Two Liver Bird emblems that once sat proudly on the funnel of HMS Liverpool have gone on display at Liverpool Cruise Terminal.
Liverpool has scooped the ‘Destination of the Year’ prize at the prestigious Seatrade Cruise Awards.
It beat off competition from the Baltic and the Guadeloupe Islands at a ceremony in Hamburg for a prize awarded to an area that “has made significant strides in promoting cruise-tourism over the past 12 months”. Previous winners include Singapore and Copenhagen.
Cunard marked the 175th anniversary yesterday of the inauguration of regular Transatlantic crossings.
Passengers embarked at Liverpool Cruise Terminal for the first Transatlantic crossing in nearly 50 years.