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.

Our 2 ½ hour Evening Cruises feature live music from the best local talent, a fully licensed bar and unbelievable views of Liverpool's UNESCO World Heritage Waterfront.

For groups planning a visit to Liverpool in 2020, a Mersey Ferries' Evening Cruise is the perfect addition to any itinerary! Tickets are £17 per person for groups of 20 or more.

Cruises depart from Woodside (Wirral) at 7:30pm and Pier Head (Liverpool) at 7:45pm.

2020 Sailing Dates

Friday 1 May


Friday 8 May


Friday 29 May

Yasmin Depp

Friday 5 June

Marc Kenny

Saturday 20 June


Friday 3 July

Ally Mac

Friday 10 July

Callum Mac

Saturday 18 July


Saturday 8 August

Marc Kenny

Friday 28 August

Matty O'Shea

Saturday 5 September


Friday 25 September

Callum Mac

Themed Evening Cruises 2020

We also run a number of Themed Evening Cruises which are £17 per person for groups of 20 or more. Check out our Themed Evening Cruise dates below.

Saturday 11 Apr & Friday 21 Aug

80s Party Cruise

Sunday 12 April

Motown Tribute Cruise (sold out)

Friday 17 Apr & Friday 4 Sept

90s Party Cruise

Sat 18 April & Sat 19 Sept


Saturday 25 Apr & Friday 18 Sep

Sounds of the 70s

Sat 2 May, Sat 27 Jun, Sat 25 Jul & Sun 30 Aug

Beatles Tribute Night

Saturday 9 May

Noughties to Now Party Cruise

Friday 12 June

Whitney Houston Tribute

Friday 19 June

Grease Vs Dirty Dancing Tribute Cruise (sold out)

Saturday 11 June

Take That Tribute Cruise (sold out)

Friday 17 July

Vegas Casino Cruise

Friday 31 July

Old Skool 90s House Night

Saturday 29 August

50s, 60s Rock and Roll Cruise

Friday 11 September

Pop Meets 1920s with Prohibition Pop Band

Saturday 26 September

Led Zeppelin Tribute

Saturday 31 October

Monster Mash Halloween Disco

Bookings & Reservations

To book or make a reservation, please call our team on 0151 330 1420 (Monday to Friday 9am-4.30pm) or email

Additional Cruise Information

Light refreshments will be available for purchase on board. Any alcohol must be bought on board the ferry.

Coaches can drop off and pick up at Canada Boulevard just in front of the Mersey Ferries Pier Head Ferry Terminal.

The live music performance area is situated on the upper deck, which is accessible by stairs only. The main deck of the vessel is fully accessible and includes accessible toilet and bar area.