Liverpool cruise port

The check-in facility is a marquee type construction shared for both disembarking and embarking guests, so please adhere closely to your allocated check-in time found on your cruise ticket. The facility cannot accept embarking guests until disembarkation and baggage reclaim is complete.

This facility seats approximately 400 guests but the only refreshments available are from a vending machine so please bear this in mind.

There is no left luggage facility.

Should you arrive early we strongly suggest you consider using the facilities of the Crowne Plaza Hotel. The hotel is a 2 minute walk away and light lunches with tea & coffee are available to non-residents. Alternatively, The Albert Docks – only a 20 minute walk from the port – is recommended with bars, restaurants, museum and shopping centre.

The distance from marquee to ship is 60 metres and is accessed via a ‘Tide’ walkway. The angle of the walkway varies with the tide and as it can be steep at times, a shuttle bus service is available to assist those reliant upon a wheelchair or with reduced mobility. Subject to the tide on the day of embarkation and/or disembarkation, please be aware that guests will need to negotiate a gangway of between 40 and 50 steps and at a considerable incline. We regret no overhead walkway is available directly on to the vessel.

We offer a range of 2014 & 2015 cruises from Liverpool, providing guests who live in the north west of England a fast and efficient way to start their cruise holiday.

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 at Liverpool Cruise Terminal

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

This will be a valet parking service at £9.50 per night, and pre-booking is mandatory directly with CPS.

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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