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Manchester Departures

Manchester Departures Map

Getting to Salford Quays
The meeting point for your journey is the Imperial War Museum North. There is parking available at the Museum, fees do apply and parking is subject to availability. The postcode for the Imperial War Museum North is M17 1TZ. ​Visit iwm.org.uk for more detailed travel information.

Metrolink offers a frequent service to Salford Quays from Manchester City Centre. The tram stop most suited to the Imperial War Museum is 'Media City'. From the tram stop walk across the footbridge to reach the Museum. For more information about public transport options to Salford Quays, please call Manchester Traveline on 0871 200 2233.

On the day of your cruise
You must meet at the Imperial War Museum North at Salford Quays at least 30 minutes before your scheduled sailing time. You will be met by our friendly crew members and transferred to our waiting Mersey Ferry, for a leisurely trip along the Manchester Ship Canal. Cruise duration is normally 5-6 hours. Please note there is no direct public access to the Mersey Ferry berth.

You can enhance your Manchester Ship Canal Cruise with a visit to the Beatles Story at the Albert Dock (apart from cruises that sail on a Sunday). 

As you reach Liverpool, details about the return journey to Salford will be announced by the staff on board. The return pick up point is located on Canada Boulevard, in front of the Pier Head Ferry Terminal building. You can then choose to be dropped off at Salford Quays or Manchester Piccadilly Train Station.

If you opt for a cruise with a stopover there are many attractions within a short walking distance from Pier Head Ferry Terminal. Liverpool ONE offers a vast array of ships and restaurants for those who want to indulge in some retail therapy. The Albert Dock with its historic buildings and waterfront attractions is also very close by or you might just want to soak up the atmosphere of Liverpool's unique World Heritage waterfront. ​​