Mersey Ferries continues to follow government advice about essential travel and helping to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus and we are reviewing our services in light of this advice.

Update Tuesday 31 March: From Monday 6 April the morning and evening commuter services will be temporarily suspended due to a significant fall in demand but this will be monitored on a regular basis. If your journey is essential and you need to travel cross river please consider bus and rail options.

All River Explorer Cruises and weekend services have been cancelled and U-boat Story is closed.

We have also made the decision to cancel all Evening Cruises and Manchester Ship Canal Cruises in April and May 2020. If you have purchased a ticket for any of these cruises, we will be in touch shortly to arrange a refund. If you have booked a cruise using a gift voucher, we will refund you with a gift voucher.

If you have already bought a ticket for an Evening Cruise, Manchester Ship Canal Cruise or Liverpool Bay Cruise in June or beyond, we are currently planning for these cruises to take place. However, we are monitoring the situation closely and have suspended any further bookings in June.

We strongly advise people to follow the advice about non-essential travel and social distancing and more information is available online.

Customers who are key workers can visit and rail and bus operator websites for the latest service information.

Mersey Ferries and Liverpool’s picturesque UNESCO World Heritage waterfront have starred in lots of incredible films, television programmes and commercials on national and international platforms such as BBC, Channel 4, Sky Atlantic, FOX and Sky Sports.

Liverpool is one of the most filmed cities in the UK, and our two Mersey Ferries can be hired to provide unique locations and backdrops for filming and photography shoots.

We operate two vessels; the Dazzle Ferry, the only operating dazzle ship in the UK, and the Royal Iris of the Mersey with its traditional white, black and red livery.

The indoor and outdoor spaces on both vessels can be used to accommodate a wide variety of filming and photography shoots. Filming can also take place in our three ferry terminals at Pier Head, Seacombe and Woodside. Pier Head Liverpool, is a modern ferry terminal based opposite on the Three Graces on the Liverpool waterfront. There is also an outside area on the top floor of the building, which provides panoramic views of the River Mersey.

Seacombe Ferry Terminal, Wirral, has original Victorian architecture, which has featured in the BBC One show Peaky Blinders and Sky Atlantic programme Tin Star. Woodside Ferry Terminal, Wirral, is also a listed Victorian building.

If you wish to film from one of scheduled ferry services or charter a vessel for filming, please contact

Please note that all filming must be approved in advance, VAT and fees will apply.     

Coca-Cola & Premier League TV advert 2019

The Coca-Cola & Premier League 2019 TV advert 

View from the Royal Iris of the Mersey

View from the Royal Iris of the Mersey