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A ship-shape new job for John

John Mawer has officially taken on the role of ‘Head of Cruise Operations’ at the Liverpool Cruise Line Terminal.

John has been responsible for the cruise terminal’s day-to-day running since 2017. During the pandemic, when all cruise activity was suspended, he was on hand to take on other projects to help the city and the council through the first few months of lockdown and his input was invaluable, as was the experience he gained. 

With the return of cruises, John will now play a more prominent role in shaping an even bigger and better offering for passengers, whether they are visiting Liverpool, or starting or ending their journeys in the city. With 2021 delivering a bumper season, despite the challenges, the cruise sector is on course to once again be a key part of the city’s economy. John will also work with operators to devise opportunities to minimise the environmental impact of cruise ships going forward.

Angie Redhead, Divisional Manager City Assets, Cruise, City Halls & TICs, said:

“I am delighted for John who works extremely hard, every day to give operators and visitors alike a fantastic experience in Liverpool. I know he is excited as I am for this opportunity to further develop Liverpool’s cruise offer, helping us to take full advantage of the economic and cultural benefits it will bring us. The sea’s the limit!”

borealis cruise ship on the liverpool waterfront at liverpool cruise terminal

Borealis completes inaugural sailing with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines as she prepares for rest of ‘Welcome Back’ programme from Liverpool

‘Amazing’, ‘beautiful’ and ‘wonderful’ were just some of the words used to describe Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ new ship Borealis as she returned into Liverpool today at the end of her Maiden Voyage.

Borealis set sail on her first cruise with Fred. Olsen on Monday, to a backdrop of fireworks put together by Liverpool Cruise Terminal. During the three-day cruise, Borealis offered scenic sailing of northerly British Isles, including Fingal’s Cave, Dutchman’s Cap and the Sound of Mull.
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two men and a woman in front of borealis cruise vessel by fred olsen

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines achieves ‘zero to landfill’ for refurbishment of new ship Borealis with support from the Binn Group

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines is proud to announce that it has achieved its aim of sending ‘zero to landfill’ in the refurbishment of Borealis.

Fred. Olsen purchased the now 1,360-guest ship Borealis last September, and has conducted a large refurbishment, including upgrades to public areas and guest cabins and the replacement of a number of bathrooms. Continue reading…

mickey mouse and minnie mouse on board a ship with a disney flag

Disney Cruise Line to Offer Magical Staycation Sailings for United Kingdom Residents this Summer

United Kingdom residents will be able to experience the magic of Disney Cruise Line close to home with brand-new Disney Magic at Sea “staycation” sailings from U.K. ports this summer for a limited time. Featuring enchanted entertainment and with multiple layers of health and safety measures, the Disney Magic cruise ship plans to sail mostly 2- and 3-night voyages, as well as limited 4-night sailings round-trip from London Tilbury, Newcastle, Liverpool and Southampton.
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