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Liverpool is best for cruising stop-offs

City wins best port of call for second year

Published on November 18th 2014.

Liverpool is best for cruising stop-offs

LIVERPOOL has been named the UK’s best port of call, for the second year in a row, by the world’s largest cruise review website.

Cruise Critic – affiliate site of Tripadvisor – based its choice on the fact that "so many attractions are within walking distance of the terminal".

The warm welcome visitors receive when they arrive in Liverpool and the rich historic architecture were also factors in the city taking the top prize, it says here.

As in other years, Southampton scooped no prizes for its warm sense of humour. Instead it won "Best Departure Port".

The awards highlight excellence in cruise travel, and are selected by an international panel of cruise journalists in 18 different categories, recognising the very best cruise lines, ships and ports.

Liverpool’s Cruise Manager, Angie Redhead, said: “Our cruise guests continually tell us that they love our city centre location, our award winning attractions as well as the genuine friendliness and warmth of the Liverpool people who go out of their way to extend the hand of friendship to them. 

Echoing what countless merchant navy sailors knew best about the Pier Head in its heyday, the Cruise Critic editors commented: "Much of what Liverpool has to offer visitors is right in the city centre, alongside the waterfront where ships dock." 

The full list of winners is here 

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AnonymousNovember 19th 2014.

Lovin' the dig at Southampton!!

S.S. Happy WandererNovember 19th 2014.

Cruise ship passengers will love visiting our new high-rise student hutches in Renshaw Street and the unwanted blocks of cramped buy-to-let flats that will replace The Kazimier and Nation if the powers-that-be get their way with Wolstenholme Square. Perhaps it is time for Uncle Joe to revive that 1980s Militant plan to turn St. George’s Hall into a museum of footie for the knuckledraggers?

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AnonymousNovember 19th 2014.

Cheer up you glum arse!!

Joe49November 21st 2014.

Could you make sure you stay locked in your dungeon when a cruise ship is in town? We don't want to give visitors the wrong impression of what Liverpool people are like do we?

Dogger BankNovember 19th 2014.

Talk about 'Blow the Man Down'! - "Much of what Liverpool has to offer visitors is right in the city centre, alongside the waterfront where ships dock." - that Linda McDermot on Radio Merseyside was always going on about local men going to the Pier Head to get a 'Cunard Yank'.

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AnonymousNovember 19th 2014.

Are you stuck in some sort of benny hill time warp? Ooh matron!

J. Arthur RankNovember 19th 2014.

Don't knock 'til you've tried it.

Tommy TugboatNovember 19th 2014.

Have you ever come alongside a large cruiser?

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The Admiral's daughterNovember 20th 2014.

No, but my naval base has frequently been full of seamen

Spilt brassoNovember 24th 2014.

Spare me!

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