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In the docks


I have posted  a few images of the new City of Liverpool Cruise Liner Facility and the ships that have appeared there but that is only half the story. As part of the funding for the project it was decreed that the CLF could only be used for visiting cruises, none could start or end their journey there. Something to do with unfair competition for other cruise terminals.

So Cruises that start and end their journeys in Liverpool have to use the Langton Cruise Termial in the heart of the docks opposite the Cargill food oil processing plant and Brocklebank Dock where the Irish Ro-Ro ferries depart from. This causes cruise lines all sorts of problems with locking in and out of the dock system and not being in the most salubrious of surroundings. There discussions under way on how to upgrade the CLF but I'm not holding my breath.

This image shows the Ro-Ro ferry Clipper Pace in Brocklebank and the Cruise lIner Saga Rose in Langton in the evening light. The Saga Rose is a proper ship in my mind, not like the floating bricks we see around these shores masquerading as Cruise Ships. With a black hull, white superstructure and buff funnel she looks every bit the part of a classic liner.

In the docks


I have posted  a few images of the new City of Liverpool Cruise Liner Facility and the ships that have appeared there but that is only half the story. As part of the funding for the project it was decreed that the CLF could only be used for visiting cruises, none could start or end their journey there. Something to do with unfair competition for other cruise terminals.

So Cruises that start and end their journeys in Liverpool have to use the Langton Cruise Termial in the heart of the docks opposite the Cargill food oil processing plant and Brocklebank Dock where the Irish Ro-Ro ferries depart from. This causes cruise lines all sorts of problems with locking in and out of the dock system and not being in the most salubrious of surroundings. There discussions under way on how to upgrade the CLF but I'm not holding my breath.

This image shows the Ro-Ro ferry Clipper Pace in Brocklebank and the Cruise lIner Saga Rose in Langton in the evening light. The Saga Rose is a proper ship in my mind, not like the floating bricks we see around these shores masquerading as Cruise Ships. With a black hull, white superstructure and buff funnel she looks every bit the part of a classic liner.

comments (4)

  • Ellie
  • England
  • 27 Jul 2009, 00:16
Daft decision, why on earth couldn't they have worked together and upgraded the lot?
Les Auld: Just not joined up thinking Ellie, thanks for the comment.
Must be very confusing for everyone there. Give it time!!!
Les Auld: I assume the tour companies know what they are doing, thanks for the comment Ron.
Good shot Les, why that awful windmill thing in the docks though.
Les Auld: One of a number of new windmills that line the docks Brian, thanks for the comment.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 27 Jul 2009, 23:39
One reads and try to understand - hey boys, this is an easy one, let's rather make a difficult arrangement.
Les Auld: Just not joined up thinking Louis, thanks for the comment.

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