Val on our Oceana chat site told us about a proposed new cruise terminal for Liverpool so we got right to it. Liverpool is one of our favourite cities, we have filmed there many times from the Ch4 show GBH to an Australian film, The Leaving of Liverpool. Looks like we might be back shooting a Doris Visits film if they build this. Yes, it could be big and it could look like this.

The city is a wonderful mix of old and new buildings, the old classic buildings have been used for many movies and pretended to be Russia and other cities. The buildings were built on the profits of shipping and slavery in a by-gobe era. The White Line Atlantic crossings left here as did the Titanic.

Many Cruise ships do use Liverpool, Disney is one, Cruise and Maritime, Fred Olsen and others. But many more could use this port if the facility gets bigger because it is a city with o many hooks to hang tourist attractions on. The Beatles, the football clubs.

New Civil Engineering announced that outline planning was passed in 2017. Liverpool council has now awarded the contract to demolish the old jetty, though not named the company. The second phase is to build and they have yet choose the contractor will build the new £50m cruise terminal and passport control at Princes Dock, where the wooden Princes Jetty now sits. Obviously some sums are done when such a business proposal is put together, but it is without exaggeration that the cruise industry is both expanding at a rate of notts as well as changing. They estimate it could see £7m a year flood into the city’s economy. This year it welcomed more than 60 cruise vessels with 120,000 passengers and crew. That is only just one a week, think about Tallinn where they have around six ships a day and the potential is obvious if they can get it put onto the cruise routes. The way that might happen is to make it a home port or a base for a cruise line interested in transatlantic, USA to Europe routes.

This could me employment, work for entertainers and tour operators, and assist other plans to regenerate the North Liverpool docklands as well as the city. The terminal will need car parking and hotel beds and planning permission is ongoing. Cunard, Princess and Viking are amongst the many already using the old terminal, and they will have to be found an alternative dock during construction. This is a Disney ship at the old dock.  DISNEY CRUISE DEALS @ THOMAS COOK

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