Towards the end of last week, Liverpool was given a treat thanks to one of Cunard’s most luxurious cruise ships arriving during a river festival. The Queen Elizabeth was only launched last year, and has some of the latest technology onboard, as well as some of the most impressive luxury to be found on a cruise ship.
While this was a maiden call to Liverpool’s cruise liner terminal, it is hoped that the terminal will see many more cruise ships and maybe even take on Southampton for business. The Cunard Cruise Line was founded by Samuel Cunard in Liverpool over 170 years ago, and while Cunard’s homeport was Liverpool until 1966, there’s hopes that the government will help by letting the new terminal become a turnaround.
This would allow the new Liverpool cruise terminal to allow ships to depart from there, and return as the last port of call. There are a lot of politics involved, but it’s safe to say Liverpool is pushing for a better cruise business extremely hard.
DM reports that Cunard’s president hinted that the Cunard Line would be happy to return to Liverpool if they are successful in becoming a turnaround port.
You can read more about Liverpool’s Waterfront celebrations and River Festival over on JMU. Would you like to see cruise ships depart and return to Liverpool, especially the Queen Elizabeth cruise ship schedule change and include Liverpool? We’ll know more over the next week when the council hears back from the government in relation to Liverpool becoming a turnaround. You can see the current Queen Elizabeth schedule via the official website.
Update: We’ve added a video below that shows Queen Elizabeth’s maiden call to Liverpool this month, it’s an official video via Cunard’s YouTube channel.