Liverpool Cruise Terminal reported a 150% rise in cruise passenger numbers this year compared to 2017. Over 60 calls, with around 100,000 crew and passengers were welcomed to Princes Dock and generated more than GBP 7 million (EUR 8 million) per year to the economy of the port city.
One of the highlights this year was the visit of Cunard Line’s Queen Elizabeth on the 80th anniversary of the 2nd Mauritania leaving Cammell Laird’s.
This season caps remarkable ten years for Liverpool’s Cruise Terminal, that is on course to have welcomed more than 400 ships, about 600,000 passengers and brought nearly GBP 60 million to the local economy by the end of the year.
On October 18, Liverpool City Council revealed the designs for the new cruise ship terminal within Peel Land & Property’s GBP 5 billion (EUR 5.7 billion) ‘Liverpool Waters’ scheme.
The reveal of RIBA Stage 4 designs for the cruise terminal, which will be built at Princes Jetty Site along Princes Parade at Princes Dock, Liverpool Waters, follows pre-planning consultation with businesses and residents in relation to the 200-room hotel that would be opposite the cruise terminal.
A fly-through video shows how the 10,000m2 cruise terminal would be built on 2 floors and depicts how it will be connected to the cruiseship landing stage by vehicular and link-span bridge and walkway. The development is expected to see the existing derelict jetty demolished and then replaced by new terminal on a jetty in Mersey.
The new cruise terminal would enable ships of up to 3,600 passengers to call in Liverpool. The project has been backed by GBP 20 million from Liverpool City Region Combined Authority.
Site preparation works for the new facility are expected to start in 2019, subject to approval of Harbour Revision Order.