Liverpool cruise port

Liverpool Cruise Terminal is a single storey, modular building, directly adjacent to Liverpool’s iconic Liver building.

Embarkation and disembarkation takes place in the same shared space and so for this reason, it is important that guests adhere closely to your allocated check-in time which can be found on your cruise ticket.

Due to Border Force regulations, embarking guests arriving early are not permitted to enter the building until disembarkation and baggage reclaim is fully completed. 

Should you arrive before disembarkation is complete then we suggest you make use of the nearby cafes, restaurants and bars located directly adjacent to the cruise terminal on Pier Head, along with the Crowne Plaza, Malmaison and Atlantic Tower Hotels, serving light lunches and refreshments. Within a short 10 minute walk of the cruise terminal, Liverpool’s Albert Dock has numerous places to eat and drink as well as museums and attractions to enjoy.

The Check-in facilities once open, take place within the Passenger Lounge which seats approximately 400 guests. 

Refreshments, sandwiches, cakes and snacks are available for purchase during embarkation from a small kiosk within the Passenger Lounge.

Once the ship is ready for boarding, the distance from the Passenger Lounge to the ships gangway is approx. 150m. 

The Quayside is accessed via a Link-span bridge; the gradient of this bridge can be steep at low tide so a mini-bus is available for those guests with reduced mobility.

Boudicca/Black Watch is accessed from the quayside via the ships own gangway. This is a fairly steep gangway with approximately 40 steps.

For more information on cruises departing from Liverpool in 2016/17, please click here

Travelling to Liverpool by Car

Satellite Navigation System Users

The terminal is accessible by car and taxi and is located within the secure port facility next to the Liver Buildings and clearly identified ‘Liverpool Cruise Terminal’ – the postcode for Satnav users is L3 1DL.


From M6
Leave the M6 at Junction 21a, and take the M62 towards Liverpool. Follow the M62 to the end, keeping directly ahead for the A5080. Continue on this road until it merges into the A5047, following signs to Liverpool City Centre, Albert Dock and Central Tourist Attractions.

From A55 (North Wales)
Head west on the A55, then continue onto A494. Merge onto the A550, via the ramp to Birkenhead, stay on the A550 before continuing onto the A41. Bear left onto Tunnel Road, then right onto King's Square (Toll Road). Stay on the Mersey Tunnel/Queensway route and then turn onto the A5036.

Click here to download details for getting to Liverpool Cruise Terminal by car.

Liverpool Cruise Terminal is not signposted from the city centre, but follow the brown signs on the arterial routes for Liverpool and/or Waterfront until you reach The Liver Building which is the ideal landmark for passengers to locate the cruise terminal which will be clearly identifiable with ‘Liverpool Cruise Terminal’ signage at this point.

Guests should be aware that the Liverpool Cruise Terminal is located within the secure port facility.  Independent passengers arriving at the port should follow the yellow signs for Liverpool Cruise Terminal. Once at the Cruise Terminal drop off area, porters will take all large items of luggage for direct delivery to the vessel – please ensure that all large pieces of luggage are clearly identified with the labels provided with your tickets.  The Cruise Terminal Passenger Lounge is next to the baggage drop off area. Once you have checked in, there is a walk to the vessel of approximately 100 metres from the vessel along a covered walkway, which can be steep depending on the state of the tide.

Car Parking for Liverpool Departures

Should you require car parking in Liverpool please contact CPS (Cruise and Passenger Services) on 0345 071 3939 or email, or visit their website

The car park is located at Liverpool's Echo Arena, which is approximately 10 minutes from the cruise terminal, and a 'Park and Ride' service will transport you and your luggage to the terminal. Parking is charged at £9.50 per night and pre-booking directly with CPS is mandatory.

Alternatively, you may wish to consider a pre or post cruise stay at The Crowne Plaza Hotel, Liverpool who may be able to offer a rate inclusive of parking. Please visit Crowne Plaza for details.

Travelling to Liverpool by Train

Lime Street Station is Liverpool’s main national rail terminus, with main line trains to and from Manchester, London, Scotland and the rest of the UK. 

For those wishing to book a taxi pick up please call Computer Cab (Liverpool) Ltd on 0151 298 2222 or email 

National Rail Enquiries (Tel: 08457-484950) can assist with specific train timings.

Travelling to Liverpool by Air

Liverpool John Lennon Airport is the closest airport to Liverpool City Centre and there are many transport links available if you are intending to travel from the Cruise Terminal to the airport.

  • Taxi – 20 mins
  • Arriva bus services to and from the airport include the 80A which departs Liverpool One Bus Station every 20 minutes. The Bus station is 15min walk or 5min drive from the Cruise Terminal and travel time to the Airport is 54 minutes. Click here to view bus timetable.


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