DISNEY MAGIC CRUISE SHIP SET TO RETURN TO THE RIVER MERSEY
1 February 2017
Liverpool’s Cruise Terminal is preparing for another busy year ahead with more than 25 ships already scheduled to visit the River Mersey, including the return of the amazing Disney Magic cruise liner.
The city’s multi-award-winning terminal, located within Liverpool Waters, will once again welcome the majestic Disney cruise ship in July. She will arrive into Liverpool at 8:15am on 14th July as part of a tour around England, Ireland, Scotland and France, departing at 6:30pm the same day.
Last year, the vessel attracted thousands of visitors to Princes Dock to witness her departure, a spectacle that included a grand firework display over the Mersey.
Since its opening in 2007, Liverpool’s Cruise Terminal has earned a reputation as one of the most desirable cruise destinations in Europe. Cruise Terminal manager, Angie Redhead, said: “It’s great to reflect on the success of 2016, but we are already looking ahead to 2017, which is shaping up to be a busy year for us.”
Another cruise ship set to return to Liverpool this summer is the Queen Elizabeth. The Cunard liner will arrive in the city on 11th July, where she will remain in the port all day and depart in the early evening.
Thousands flocked to see the Queen Elizabeth last year, following her visit for the Cunard Building centenary celebrations.
Other ships scheduled to sail up the Mersey this year include the Saga Pearl II, Le Soleal, Nautica and the Boudicca- which will dock at Liverpool Waters 12 times in 2017.
Ian Pollitt, assistant project director at Liverpool Waters, said: “Nearly a decade on since the opening of the Cruise Terminal facility in Liverpool Waters, we are looking forward to another successful year for the city’s waterfront, with a busy schedule of cruise ships planned to visit the city from all corners of the world.
“The Cruise Terminal at Princes Dock is an award-winning facility and strives to ensure that all guests visiting the city’s waterfront are greeted with the warm and friendly welcome that Liverpool is renowned for.”