Liverpool is to get a state-of-the-art £50m cruise terminal, allowing for the world’s largest super liners to berth on the city’s waterfront.
Since becoming a starting point for cruises in 2013, the industry now generates £4.5bn a year for the city. This 10,000 sqm cruise liner facility will add to that figure. The new passenger and baggage facility will include passport control, a lounge, café, toilets, taxi rank and vehicle pick up point.
In addition to the cruise liner facility, a new 200 room hotel will be built next door and will be owned by Liverpool City Council. This will open up a new revenue stream for the cash-strapped local authority, who has been diversifying in recent years to make up for central government cuts.
According to the council, passengers and crew numbering 120,000 used the existing temporary facility in 2017. Having this new permanent cruise liner terminal underlines our future as a premier cruise centre, allowing more people than ever to sail in from Liverpool bay and past our beautiful waterfront buildings in the heart of our city.
9th November 2018 by