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Sell-out Summer Evening Cruises return to the River Mersey

The stage is set for summer evenings with a difference as Mersey Ferries announces the return of its Summer Evening Cruise programme for 2017.

Sell-out Summer Evening Cruises return to the River Mersey

by Culture Liverpool

Tickets are now on sale for the sailings which start Thursday June 22nd and will run for the rest of the month and through July and August.

The two-hour cruise gives passengers the chance to see Liverpool’s famous UNESCO World Heritage waterfront, as they take in the views from a vantage point on the water as the sun sets.

The cruise programme is part of Liverpool’s 67-17: 50 Summers of Love season which will showcase a variety of musical artists on the ferry. Performances will include a selection of classic tracks from the Summer of Love period.

It has secured a stellar line-up of local artists who will perform the perfect soundtrack to the summer live on board. Artists include jazz and swing extraordinaire Alan Cross and Cal Mac, one half of the Mac Bros who made their name on TV talent show The Voice.

All this can be enjoyed with a drink from the ferry’s fully licensed bar making it the perfect way to relax and enjoy a summer evening in Liverpool.

Gary Evans, Head of Customer Delivery at Merseytravel, said:

“Our Summer Evening Cruises were hugely popular last year and we are delighted to welcome them back to this year’s programme of events on the River Mersey.

“This year our cruises are part of the Liverpool’s Summer of Love and our artists will play a selection of tracks from this significant period in our city’s musical heritage – as well as some classic songs new and old.

“Whether you are visiting Liverpool for a few days, are new to the city or have lived here all your life, the evening cruises offer a new way to see Liverpool’s most stunning views and architecture, with fabulous entertainment to make this a trip with a difference. It’s the perfect way to spend a leisurely summer evening, with family, friends or work colleagues.”

Cruises with live music are scheduled on the following dates:

  • Thursday 22nd June – The Poppies
  • Sunday 2nd July – Keith Thompson
  • Thursday 6th July – Marc Kenny
  • Sunday 16th July – Autumn Harrison
  • Thursday 20th July – Keith Thompson
  • Sunday 30th July – The Poor Boys
  • Thursday 3rd August – Alan Cross
  • Thursday 17th August – Marc Kenny
  • Sunday 20th August – Cal Mac (from The Mac Bros)
  • Thursday 31st August – Alan Cross
  • Sunday 10th September – (part of) Xebra
  • Thursday 14th September – Cal Mac (from The Mac Bros)

Boarding at Seacombe, Wirral at 7.30pm and Pier Head, Liverpool at 7.40pm, cruises last approximately 2 hours.

Tickets cost £13.95 and can be bought online by calling the ticket office on 0151 330 1444, or by visiting any one of Merseytravel’s terminals.

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