Liverpool’s cruise terminal is now on course to welcome its 1 millionth international visitor by the end of this year's season, as it is also gearing up to celebrate its 15th anniversary.
The team of Cruise Liverpool will mark the milestone with celebrations over 15 days, highlighting the journey the city's cruise industry has been on since the terminal was opened by HRH The Duke of Kent back in 2007.
In that time the terminal welcomed 700+ ships, and boosted the local economy by GBP 65 million.
The anniversary celebrations will commence on Monday, September 5, with the arrival of Fred Olsen Borealis, which will invite special guests onboard. As the ship departs, there will be shoreside entertainment by Merseyside drumming group Katumba Drummers.
The 15-day ‘sail-ebration’ is expected to see Liverpool ONE’s ‘Tickle the Ivories’ piano on tour at the terminal, with daily entertainment from local musicians.
A series of videos has been commissioned to tell the story of the cruise ship terminal from the perspective of trainees, volunteers, and staff.
3 special partnership arrangements will be announced, which will improve access to cruise industry careers, support local tourism and reduce the carbon footprint of Cruise Liverpool.
Highlights include a social media campaign, a partnership with war museum Western Approaches, a partnership with Strawberry Field ‘Steps to Work’ program.
The recently launched Viking Mars will make an inaugural transit call into Liverpool on September 8
Disney Magic will sail into Liverpool on September 14, with Marketing Liverpool giving a ‘behind the scenes’ look
An inaugural call by Hanseatic Nature on September 15
Details to be released of a partnership with the University of Liverpool.