Cunard's Queen Elizabeth Returns to Liverpool

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Friday, August 27, 2021

Celebrate the return of Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth to Liverpool and enjoy unrivalled views of the iconic luxury cruise ship on a 50-minute River Explorer Cruise - it’s the perfect way to spend the August bank-holiday weekend!

On Sunday August 29, we will be running a series of scheduled River Explorer Cruises that will be setting sail close to Queen Elizabeth, offering the opportunity to see the iconic ship in front of Liverpool’s world-famous waterfront.  

This unforgettable experience includes fascinating expert commentary throughout the 50-minute trip, so you can sit back, relax and soak in the incredible surroundings aboard the iconic Mersey Ferry – an ideal day out for all the family.

A visit by one of the iconic Cunard vessels always plays a highly significant role in Liverpool’s cruise season, as Cunard was founded in Liverpool in 1839 and the city was home to their Head Office for nearly 130 years – the Cunard building remains one of the landmark sights that can be viewed from the deck of the ferry.


  • Sunday 29 August*
  • Monday 6 September*
  • Sunday 12 September*
  • Saturday 18 September*
  • Sunday 10 October*

Passengers should note that due to the changing nature of the worldwide pandemic, the dates relating to cruise ship visits can change. For the latest cruise ship schedule please visit the Cruise Liverpool website.

River Explorer Cruises depart daily from 10am-4pm Monday to Friday and 10am-6pm Saturday, Sunday, and Bank Holidays. Cruises depart Pier Head Ferry Terminal on the hour and Woodside Ferry Terminal at twenty past the hour. Passengers are strongly recommended to book their tickets online in advance.