Mersey Ferries announce 2023 Cruise Programme

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Mersey Ferries have launched their full programme for the year ahead, offering a varied range of cruises for groups of all sizes, along with corporate team building and client entertainment services.

Manchester Ship Canal Cruises

Manchester Ship Canal cruises offer a six-hour round-trip along the historic waterway. Cruises depart from either Seacombe Ferry Terminal, Wirral or Liverpool Gerry Marsden Ferry Terminal (Pier Head). Visitors will have to chance to experience the city’s industrial architecture along the route, including numerous bridges. A Blue Badge Guide will give an interesting and informative commentary along the way, pointing out landmarks, wildlife and telling the tale of the canal’s fascinating construction, before returning to the departure point whilst enjoying live music. 

These cruises operate on selected dates from June to September and the group rate for 20+ passengers is £42pp.

Liverpool Bay Cruises
These three-hour sightseeing cruises head out into Liverpool Bay for a trip offering magnificent views of the River Mersey, coastline and Liverpool Bay. Visitors will have the opportunity to see windfarms at Burbo Bank and if lucky, several species of seabirds and the occasional porpoise, with entertaining live music from local artists. It’s a perfect trip for a morning or afternoon activity.

These cruises operate on selected dates from June to August and the group rate for 20+ passengers is £22pp.

River Explorer Cruises
Mersey Ferries 50-minute River Explorer Cruises are the perfect way for visitors to the city region to view the famous skyline and landmarks from the deck of the world-famous Mersey Ferry. Cruises depart from either Seacombe Ferry Terminal, Wirral or Liverpool Gerry Marsden Ferry Terminal (Pier Head).

River Explorer Cruises operate hourly between 10.00hrs -16.00hrs with additional afternoon sailings at weekends from April to September. The group rate for 20+ passengers is £9.50with a free driver or guide.

River Cruise & The Beatles Story
A 50-minute River Explorer sightseeing cruise and visit to The Beatles Story in the Royal Albert Dock is an opportunity to learn more about the life and music of the Fab Four. The attraction is the world’s largest permanent exhibition purely devoted to the lives and times of The Beatles. The Beatles Story takes visitors on an atmospheric journey through the lives, culture and music of the world’s greatest band.

Click here to arrange a group visit to The Beatles Story.

Seacombe Ferry Terminal Reopens
Services have recently returned to Seacombe Ferry Termimal, Wirral, following a major upgrade to the terminal. As part of this multi-million pound investment, both the 130-year-old linkspan bridges were replaced, signifying a major piece of engineering work. To make the ferries easily accessible there has also been a complete refurbishment of the Landing Stage with powered gangways, helping people get on and off the ferry easily and a new contemporary ticket office area – integrating fully with the new Eureka! Science + Discovery attraction.

Improvement works are part of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority’s plans to make sure the iconic ferries can sail along the River Mersey for generations to come, helping passengers to cross the river quickly while taking in the best views of Liverpool and Wirral’s waterfronts. The ferry terminals and vessels are accessible and once on board, have indoor and outdoor seating, accessible bathrooms and a servery selling refreshments.

Click here for more information on Mersey Ferries. For bookings, please call 0151 330 1420 or email [email protected].