Queen Elizabeth To ‘Grace’ The Mersey This July

As part of Cruise Liverpool’s 10th Anniversary celebrations, Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth will return to the city as part of her 13-night ‘Tour of the British Isles’ cruise. The City of Liverpool has historical links to Cunard when it established its headquarters there and based in the city until the late 1960’s.

The Liverpool Cruise Terminal was officially opened in 2007 and has since hosted many ships on transit calls and in more recent years has begun to host turnaround calls by cruise lines such as Fred Olsen Cruise Lines and Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV). A proposed new build to cater for larger ships and turnaround calls is earmarked for a site just ahead of the current landing stage. The current facility is managed by Peel Ports.

The Three Graces, Liverpool: Royal Liver Building, Cunard Building and Port of Liverpool Building: Image: Cruisemarsh

Our Assistant Editor Christian will travel to Liverpool on 11th July to witness the spectacle of Queen Elizabeth on the Mersey and the fireworks display to culminate the ships call, this will be complemented by a unique rendition of the ‘Happy Birthday’ song on the ships whistles.

Speaking of his upcoming trip to Liverpool, Christian said:

“I am very excited to see Queen Elizabeth and what is promised to be a spectacular fireworks display in the evening, with the backdrop of the world famous “Three Graces” of which one of them being the Cunard Building on the waterfront”


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