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Liverpool Port Information

Liverpool Cruise Terminal has a reputation as one of the most desirable cruise destinations in Europe. Centrally placed in the Irish Sea, Liverpool is an efficient, friendly and convenient UK departure point, rich in maritime heritage and the birthplace of the first passenger cruise line. Cruise Critic awarded Liverpool as the ‘Best UK Port of Call’ three times in the last Four years and in 2015 Seatrade crowned Liverpool 'Destination of the Year'.

The 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.
  • Should you arrive before the disembarkation is complete then you may be asked to use one of the nearby cafes, restaurants and bars located directly adjacent to the cruise terminal on Pier Head until Embarkation can commence.
  • Please see the Cruise Liverpool Website for full information on Embarkation & Disembarkation.

Postcode for Satnav is: L3 1DL

Postcode for the long stay Car Park is: L3 4FP


By Road

Leave the M6 at junction 21A, and take the M62 towards Liverpool until you reach 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. Follow the brown signs on the arterial routes for ‘Liverpool and/or Waterfront’ until you reach The Liver Building. ‘Liverpool Cruise Terminal’ is easily identifiable at this point.

Independent passengers arriving at the port should follow the yellow signs for Liverpool Cruise Terminal. Once at the baggage drop 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 Passenger Lounge is adjacent to the baggage drop off area. Once you have checked in, there is a walk to the vessel of approximately 200 metres from the vessel along a covered walkway, which can be steep depending on the level of the tide.


Car Parking

Cruise & Passengers Services (CPS) in conjunction with Cruise & Maritime Voyages are pleased to offer car parking at the Liverpool Echo Area on the Waterfront. The car park is about one mile from the terminal and takes about 10-15 minutes to drive between the two locations depending on traffic. Upon arriving at the multi storey car park CPS staff will be on hand to direct you to the baggage drop off location prior to parking in the allocated area. Once your bags have been dropped off they will be taken through security and then onto the ship where they will be waiting for you outside your cabin. Car parking must be pre-booked with your tour operator or travel agent. Please ensure that the Car Park Permit is clearly displayed in the windscreen of your vehicle before leaving your vehicle. The Car Parking permit will be included in your Final Cruise Documentation Pack. You will then board the CPS shuttle to the terminal.

The Waterfront Car Park (Liverpool Echo Arena / ACC) Monarchs Quay, Liverpool L3 4FP

From the SOUTH: Approaching from the south, leave the M6 at junction 21A and take the M62 to Liverpool. At the end of the M62 follow signs for Liverpool City Centre along Edge Lane, picking up and following signs for The Waterfront. The Liverpool Waterfront Car Park (Echo Arena) is sign posted 'Waterfront' on the city wide 'available spaces' signage.

From the NORTH: Approaching from the north, leave the M6 at junction 26 and follow signs for M58 Liverpool. Follow to the end of the M58 and then take signs for A59 Liverpool. Continue to follow Liverpool City Centre until picking up signs for the Waterfront. The Liverpool Waterfront Car Park (Echo Arena) is signposted 'Waterfront' on the city-wide 'available spaces' signage.

From the WIRRAL: From the Wirral, Wales and the M53, leave the M53 motorway at Junction 3 sign posted Birkenhead and follow the A552 for the Birkenhead (Queensway) Tunnel and Liverpool City Centre. The Liverpool Waterfront Car Park is sign posted 'Waterfront' on the city wide 'available spaces' signage.


By Coach

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Redeeming your travel discount is easy - simply choose your destination using the journey planner on this page and your 10% discount will be applied during checkout. Alternatively please visit


By Rail

Lime Street Station is Liverpool’s main national railway station, with main train lines to and from Manchester, London, Scotland and the rest of the UK. Liverpool Cruise Terminal is a 25 minute walk from Lime Street Station or approximately a 10 minute journey by taxi. Please click here or visit for all rail enquires. 

Enquire at Queen Square Tourist Information Centre for details of bus services to Pier Head.


By Taxi

Now you can pre-book a fixed price cab or executive car online to/from Liverpool Cruise Terminal with Addison Lee. You can now stop worrying about surge pricing or long waits during peak hours. Get a car on demand or pre-book up to three months in advance, straight from your phone or computer. Took book your taxi please click here or visit

Enter the promo code ADDLEE10 when ordering your cab through the Addison Lee app, and enjoy £10 off your first journey.



If you would prefer to travel at a more leisurely pace and stay overnight in the Liverpool area, may we suggest the Pullman Liverpool. This newly built modern hotel is just 5 minutes from the Liverpool Cruise Terminal. For more information please call 0151 945 1000 and quote 'CMV' for a special rate of just £99 BB or visit


Full details are also available at the Cruise Liverpool website:

To download and print a copy of the directions to Liverpool Cruise Terminal, please click here.