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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