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 are an essential part of Liverpool’s rich and diverse history. Long before Gerry and the Pacemakers’ famous song hit the charts, the ferries have sailed along the River Mersey connecting Wirral and Liverpool throughout 800 years of history. Over 644,000 passenger journeys were made during 2018/2019, and as one of the top paid-for visitor attractions in the region, taking the Ferry ‘cross the Mersey is a ‘must do’ experience for visitors to the city and a relaxing leisure cruise for residents of the Liverpool City Region.

Mersey Ferries offer passengers a range of services including:

• A daily commuter service operating between Liverpool and Wirral

• Daily River Explorer Cruises offering the opportunity to see Liverpool’s UNESCO World Heritage Waterfront

• 36 day-trip cruises along the historic Manchester Ship Canal

• 36 Evening Cruises on the Mersey, including cruises with live music and themed music cruises

• 14 Liverpool Bay Cruises which offer extended sightseeing cruises into Liverpool Bay (new for 2020)

We also work with a number of key attraction partners, including The Beatles Story, City Explorer Open Top Bus Tour and Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, increasing our brand exposure throughout the region and offering visitors packaged sightseeing experiences.

Your collaboration with Mersey Ferries will give you an opportunity to increase your brand’s visibility, raise your profile in association with a trusted and internationally recognised heritage brand and connect with a wide demographic of passengers including commuters, international visitors, families, travel groups, business visitors and local residents.

A tailored and bespoke sponsorship package can be created to suit your budget and sponsorship objectives. Check out our Sponsorship booklet to find out more about sponsoring Mersey Ferries.

Mersey Ferries Sponsorship Booklet

For further information or to discuss sponsorship opportunities, please contact:
Jonathan Lamkin - Commercial Development Manager
Mersey Ferries
0151 330 1036