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Special welcome baa-ck for cruise ships!

by Culture Liverpool

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discovery and lamb bananaLiverpool’s new cruise season starts next week, Tuesday 11 March and passengers will be greeted by ‘sheep ahoy’ – a specially commissioned Superlambanana.

With thousands of passengers set to call into the Liverpool during an amazing seven months of visits, this year is set, once again, to be a huge success for the city.

The season will begin with the arrival of the 700 passenger Discovery at 12.30pm on Wednesday 11 March and will see over 40 ships visiting the city between now and December.

Liverpool City Council’s cabinet member for culture and tourism, Councillor Wendy Simon, said:

“The cruise liner industry is growing year on year and the cruise liner terminal continues to attract new ships. This is fantastic for Liverpool’s growth and economy and simply highlights the success of the city as a popular tourist destination. It is always great to see these big ships on the Mersey and I hope we can encourage lots of families and young and old to go along to the waterfront and take a look at one of the many ships we will be seeing in 2014.”

Cruise Terminal manager, Angie Redhead, said:

“I am delighted to be welcoming so many cruise ships to the city this year. Liverpool is going from strength to strength as a passenger destination and I hope we continue to see new visitors to our shores in the future.”

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