The Liverpool Cruise Terminal opened in 2007 as part of a project to rejuvenate this part of England.

This new cruise terminal allows some of the best cruise ships in the world to dock here, making holiday cruises from Liverpool hassle-free for citizens of the UK. Even larger docks are still being built to accommodate some of the largest ships. The QE2 was one of the first ships to berth in the new terminal at Liverpool.

If you are looking for the convenience of no-fly cruises from the UK, cruise holidays from Liverpool are offered by such companies as Fred Olsen and Cruise and Maritime Voyages ship the Ocean Countess. This ship makes several “mini-cruises” to places like County Cork in Ireland. Fred Olsen also offers short cruises to Dublin.

Typical Cruises from Liverpool include the Baltic and Canaries

For those who want to explore the British Isles more thoroughly, Cruise and Maritime Voyages also offers longer cruises that included Oban and Kirkwall, Scotland. Kirkwall is the capital of the Orkney Islands. This cruise also makes port calls in Guernsey and St. Mary’s in the Isles of Scilly. St. Mary’s has a number of ancient monuments as well as beautiful community gardens. The last stop before returning to Liverpool is in Cobh in County Cork, Ireland where you can be one of the millions to kiss the Blarney Stone.

Typical cruises from Liverpool include those to Scandinavia and the Baltic, the Canary Islands, and the Mediterranean. One possibility is an eight night cruise to Spain and Portugal with stops in places like La Coruna, Spain where you can see the ornate cathedral built in the 11th century that houses the remains of St. James.

A half-day is spent in Lisbon, Portugal, the spot from which some of the world’s most famous explorers set sail.

World Heritage Status

Because of the Liverpool Cruise Terminal’s relation to ports in Ireland, Liverpool is fast becoming a superior port of call for people from around the world, not just the UK. The waterfront in Liverpool adds to the appeal of cruises from Liverpool. It has been given World Heritage Status because of the important part that it played in helping the emergence of world trade.

If you arrive in Liverpool a day or two before your cruise, you will find plenty of interesting things to see and do, including two beautiful cathedrals, restaurants, cafes, and bars. It was recently named the European Cultural Capital. It has more galleries, theaters and museums than any other city in the UK other than London. You can also pay tribute to the Beatles at their museum, The Beatles’ Story.

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