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.

Manchester Ship Canal Cruise Gift Vouchers

If you're looking for a unique gift for someone special how about a Mersey Ferries gift voucher! 

Our fascinating Manchester Ship Canal Cruise takes passengers on a journey of over 125 years of martime history, sailing through peaceful Cheshire countryside and passing iconic industrial landmarks along the way.

This six-hour day cruise is the perfect present for both history buffs and wildlife watchers alike, and is a truly memorable, special gift.

Gift vouchers are £45 per person and can be used on any 2020 or 2021 sailing (the gift recipient can choose when to travel after receiving the voucher!) 

Important sailing information 

  • Cruises depart from Liverpool / Wirral or Salford Quays
  • The cruise lasts 5-6 hours
  • On board commentary along the way
  • Snacks and drinks are available to buy on board
  • Return coach transfer is included to starting point
Manchester Ship Canal Cruise Gift Vouchers
Royal Iris passing a swing brige

River Explorer Cruise Gift Vouchers

We also offer gift vouchers for our 50-minute sightseeing cruises. 

Our River Explorer Cruise is the perfect way to see the very best sights of Liverpool and Wirral from the water! All River Explorer Cruise gift vouchers include entrance to U-boat Story at Woodside ferry terminal too.

River Explorer Cruise Gift Vouchers

Important Information

Gift vouchers are valid for a year from the purchase date. All spaces on Mersey Ferries cruises must be booked in advance. Please note that all cruises are subject to availability, so please book early to avoid disappointment. All Mersey Ferries vouchers are sent in a presentation wallet. Gift vouchers cannot be replaced, refunded or exchanged on the day. If you live outside the UK and wish to purchase gift vouchers, please call 0151 330 1003 and order by phone. An admin/postal charge of £1.50 will be applied for Europe and £2.25 for the rest of the world. The charge will apply to each order.