Like Two ships…
Imagine the world’s most magnificent cruise liners berthing in the heart of a major city. Imagine a cruise terminal situated at the centre of a world UNESCO heritage site. Imagine being greeted by crowds of passionate people and a shower of fireworks and music. The cruise destination you are imagining is real. It’s Liverpool.
One of Europe’s most resurgent cities, Liverpool, is wowing captains, shipping companies and crucially passengers the world over, with its unique culture, world class attractions and crucially the warmth of its people.
In short, Liverpool offers an exceptional and immersive cruise experience that is competing with the world’s greatest travel destinations.
What sets the city apart is it’s deep rooted maritime heritage and a tradition of welcoming travelers. But don’t take our word for it. We talked to two people with a passion for cruises. One a welcoming face on the dock. The other an elated passenger on the deck. They may never meet, but both are enriching each other’s Liverpool cruise experience.
Tony Dunne Liverpool resident and cruise enthusiast.
“Seeing these ships berth in my home city makes my heart swell with pride. Scores of people like myself follow the schedule and return to welcome passengers with waves and cheers.
“Each time they arrive the city puts on a show. The fireworks and street performers create a real carnival atmosphere. I hope this adds to passenger’s excitement about being in Liverpool. They seem to get a kick out of it and I really get a kick out of seeing their delighted faces.
“Liverpool has always been an outward looking city. A welcoming city that is open to the world. These ships are creations of true beauty and a sight to behold.”
Alma Brown, Long time Cruise Traveler from Maine, US. Recently visited Liverpool with her husband and plans to return.
“Well Jack and I have been everywhere. We’ve really seen the world by cruise. It’s the best way to travel. We had never been to Liverpool but we had heard good things. We were excited about the city. The Waterfront, The Beatles. Jack was excited about the soccer.
“Liverpool’s waterfront is so iconic so we wanted to be on deck when the ship berthed. We were not disappointed, but what made it really special was the people who had showed up to greet us. Hundreds of them all cheering and waving. They seemed genuinely thrilled to see us. No city has welcomed us like that before.
“We were both touched. Our introduction to Liverpool was typical of the warm people we met there. We have booked another trip to the city, we’re going to be on the Queen Victoria when Cunard’s Three Queens berth there in May 2015. Can you imagine? The Three Queens all in Liverpool, all in formation. Magnificent”.
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Written by Ian Hughes