Liverpool cruise terminal praised for saving the day

The director of Carnival Cruises has praised the staff at Liverpool Cruise Terminal for their ‘heroic’ efforts in accommodating the Carnival Legend cruise liner on Sunday.

The 963ft, 12-deck ship had to make an emergency diversion to Liverpool after adverse weather conditions meant it could not complete its journey to Belfast.

Angie Redhead, Cruise & Operations Manager for Liverpool Cruise Terminal, said: “We had just packed away our flags and bunting and said goodbye to the 2013 cruise season when we received the call for help by Carnival Legend. The staff had to produce a quick turnaround to dress the terminal ready to welcome our surprise guests.

“Needless to say, it was one of our busiest days this year. All of the passengers 1,500 were excited to look around the city regardless of the blustery weather and all the terminal staff pulled out all the stops to ensure they had an unforgettable experience.

“It was certainly an interesting end to Liverpool’s busiest cruise season so far.”

Leon Sutcliffe, Director of Commercial Ports of Carnival Cruises, said: “The Carnival Legend cruise ship had to make an emergency call into Liverpool as the bad weather made sailing to Belfast too dangerous.

“Liverpool Cruise Terminal exceeded our expectations and we would like to thank the staff for their heroic efforts for helping at the eleventh hour.”

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