10th Anniversary Events

Liverpool Cruise Terminal – A Decade of Making Waves

A magnificent milestone is on the horizon for Cruise Liverpool as we celebrate the Cruise Terminal’s 10th anniversary this summer! To mark the occasion, a seasonal celebration of events for spectators and passengers alike will grace the city this year.

Events will compliment an array of special ship visits from lines such as AzAmara, Cunard, Celebrity, CMV, Disney, Holland America and Princess Cruises.

Since it’s opening in 2007, the Cruise Terminal has welcomed 355 cruise ships carrying over 700,000 international passengers and crew, generated £50m to the local economy with an additional 20m GT of shipping traffic to the River Mersey.

  • Celebrity Eclipse Inaugural Call

    Wednesday 14 June
    Ship ETA 0800
    Ship ETD 1745

    Celebrity Eclipse is a brand new addition to the city’s cruise calendar this year and to mark its departure, from the Mersey, expect live music and a colourful confetti show from 4:45-5.15pm.

    Viewing area – Princes Parade, Princes Dock

  • National Armed Forces Day

    Saturday 24 June

    Liverpool has been named as the official host of the national event for Armed Forces Day in 2017.

    The national celebrations are a chance for the public to show their support and appreciation for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community, from current serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets.

    Activities will take place across the waterfront with zones dedicated to all three military services.

    Read more here

    Viewing area – Princes Parade, Princes Dock

  • International Mersey River Festival

    Saturday 24 – Sunday 25 June

    The Mersey River Festival is a celebration of our glorious waterfront in a FREE extravaganza of family fun and entertainment along our iconic river.

    Tall Ships are set to sail in to the city, joining several military vessels and research ships.

    The British ThunderCat Racing Tour will make a welcome return and will see boats battling it out on the Mersey reaching speeds of up to 65mph.

    Visitors can also expect incredible jet skiing, fly boarding, canoe polo and wakeboarding displays along with some dry land exhibitions, unarmed combat and weapons displays.

    Read more here..

    Viewing area – Pier Head & Liverpool Waterfront

  • Queen Elizabeth Returns To Her Spiritual Home

    Tuesday 11 July
    Ship ETA 0600
    Ship ETD 2200

    Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth is returning to her spiritual home this summer and will get into the spirit of the celebrations by performing a rendition of Happy Birthday on the ship’s horn.

    There will also be a mini, mid-river fireworks display prior to the ship’s departure around 9.45pm.

    Viewing area – Princes Parade, Princes Dock

  • Disney Magic on the Mersey

    Friday 14 July
    Ship ETA 0800
    Ship ETD 1900

    She made a huge splash when it sailed in to the city last year for its inaugural visit, and Disney Magic is back for 2017.

    Once again, the Cruise Liverpool team in partnership with Liverpool Waters will sprinkle their own magic on Princes Parade with a free, after school family-friendly event. Expect an outdoor cinema, street theatre and food and drink stalls. A sing-along serenade will signal the ship’s departure.

    Visitors are encouraged to dress up as their favourite Disney character.

    Viewing area – Princes Parade, Princes Dock

  • Two Ships for Tee

    Sunday 23 July

    Visitors will be seeing double as Celebrity Silhouette and AzAmara Journey make the River Mersey their home – at the same time!

    In the city as part of The Open Championship at Royal Birkdale. Celebrity Silhouette will berth alongside the cruise terminal and AzAmara Journey will anchor mid-river, using the Mersey Ferries to bring guests ashore.

    A dazzling fireworks display at approximately 10pm will round off proceedings.

    Viewing area – Princes Parade, Princes Dock & Pier Head

  • Zuiderdam Inaugural Call

    Saturday 5 August
    Ship ETA 0800
    Ship ETD 1800

    A quayside concert will mark the departure of Zuiderdam which is making its inaugural visit to the city.

    The Holland America Line vessel will bring 3,200 passengers and crew to the city and is famed for its glass appearance.

    This 4* line is one of three Holland America ships to call to the city this year.

    Viewing area – Princes Parade, Princes Dock

  • Pacific Princess Inaugural Call

    Saturday 9 September
    Ship ETA 0800
    Ship ETD 1800

    The final inaugural visit of the year sails in to the city in September.

    Pacific Princess is small and perfectly formed, with a capacity of 670 passengers and is renowned for adding a touch of elegance to the waves.

    It was also named ‘Best Small Cruise Ship’ by Cruise Critic. A special sail-away show which will mark the ship’s departure.

    Viewing area – Princes Parade, Princes Dock


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