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Liverpool picked as top cruise destination

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Published on October 18th 2013.

Liverpool picked as top cruise destination

IS it the Sayers' pasties? Is it the sight of a seagull flying over the top deck with one in its beak? Or is it simply the warm welcome. 

Whatever, Liverpool has been named the UK’S best port of call by experts on cruising, on one of the biggest websites in the field. 

Cruise Critic – sister site of Trip Advisor - named the city as their top pick based on the warm welcome visitors receive when they arrive in Liverpool, the historic architecture and the fact that so many attractions are within a half hour walk of  the terminal. 

They also highlighted the benefits of the city’s recently constructed turnaround terminal.


The awards celebrate 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. 

Adam Coulter, UK Editor of Cruise Critic, said: “For Beatles fans and football fans alike, Liverpool is a place of pilgrimage, and the centrally located, historic port is convenient for cruise visitors, offering plenty to see and do without going far from the ship. 

“Highlights of the city's maritime history include the Albert Dock and Pier Head, which features the Liver building, the Port of Liverpool building and the soon-to-be- refurbished Cunard Building.” 

Angie Redhead, Cruise & Operations Manager at Liverpool Cruise Terminal, said: “This is a fantastic way to top off the strongest year the cruise terminal has had since it opened in 2007. 

“Almost all of the passengers coming through the terminal have said they would recommend the city as a destination not to be missed and have cited the beauty of the city and the friendliness of the people. We have a busy schedule of cruise liners confirmed for next year so it is full steam ahead including overnight stays from the Queen Victoria and Celebrity Infinity.” 

The full list of Cruise Critic Editor Picks Awards for 2013 and information regarding each award is available here 

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Fred ForrestOctober 22nd 2013.

Couldn't agree more...so why does the Corpy need to buy the Cunard Building? Rome, Athens & Istanbul certainly don't have elaborate terminals. Joe certainly doesn't seem to be a cruiser in any way! Incidentally, I saw a Pound Pastry (?) lorry making a delivery at our local Sayer's recently so perhaps their pasties aren't what they used to be!

AnonymousOctober 29th 2013.

Southampton won the best embarkation port and to be honest i feel that it maybe should have won best port as it makes a lot more sense (if you are going on holiday from it). Yes liverpool's port looks nice etc, but id rather not spend an extra day travelling out of the u.k.

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