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Sail Date: August 2011
LIVERPOOL Can't really say mucn about Merseyside as we had no desire to be Beatled to death. Having personally met the boys in 1964 we opted to do other things and so we decided to take the Mersey Line (train) out to the medieval town ... Read More
LIVERPOOL Can't really say mucn about Merseyside as we had no desire to be Beatled to death. Having personally met the boys in 1964 we opted to do other things and so we decided to take the Mersey Line (train) out to the medieval town of Chester...a 35 minute train ride (GBP4.50 for a Daysaver return ticket). St James Street station is only a 10 minute walk from the pier. Great idea as the local powers to be have a free shuttle into the heart of the city from the train station. Great walking (read cobble stones) and should you wish you can walk the walls of the old city. We visited on Race Day and all the men were gussied up in their best suits and all the women in their tight mini dresses and stileeto heels with the Princess Bea fascinators on their heads. Well, the conclusion is that many have had these beautiful dresses in their closets for years to be worn only on race day. Silly mistake as he dresses have either shrunk considerably or...OK the dresses have shrunk!!! Had a great lunch in a little hole in the wall restaurant with the locals before heading back to Liverpool. Back on the Mersey it startted to rain as we got to the ship. People have said (I know second hand info)that the Albert Docks area is really worth a visit Read Less
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Sail Date: July 2011
Liverpool was a lovely city! It's big enough to have all kinds of culture and entertainment, but small enough to feel quaint, clean, and down-to-earth. We did a HOHO tour, stopping off at the World Museum and the Anglican Cathedral. ... Read More
Liverpool was a lovely city! It's big enough to have all kinds of culture and entertainment, but small enough to feel quaint, clean, and down-to-earth. We did a HOHO tour, stopping off at the World Museum and the Anglican Cathedral. We also stopped off by Queen Victoria Square for some shopping. Definitely worth the trip. Read Less
Sail Date: July 2011
Dublin, Ireland was a stop on this trip, but I stayed on the ship that day, so don't have a report. I believe this is where the Guinness Brewery is. Barbie and Eddie really enjoyed the tour there. It was neat being in Liverpool ... Read More
Dublin, Ireland was a stop on this trip, but I stayed on the ship that day, so don't have a report. I believe this is where the Guinness Brewery is. Barbie and Eddie really enjoyed the tour there. It was neat being in Liverpool because of the Beatles connection. I suppose people who are really into that would rate this port higher. But all I did was take the HOHO bus around town (twice). It cost about 7 pounds. Barbie and Eddie walked to the Cavern, which is where the Beatles played in the early days. They really enjoyed that. They also enjoyed a pint (or two) of Guinness. Read Less
Sail Date: May 2011
We did the BUSY Bus North Wales excursion with C/C members. Conway castle was very nice and the scenery getting there was beautiful. We went to Snowdonia Park and it was breathtaking. Getting out to walk through the hills and valleys was ... Read More
We did the BUSY Bus North Wales excursion with C/C members. Conway castle was very nice and the scenery getting there was beautiful. We went to Snowdonia Park and it was breathtaking. Getting out to walk through the hills and valleys was such a great experience. Chester was a nice medieval town but was very busy. Since the Captain was cancelling the next port we were able to spend some time in Liverpool. We went to the dockyard and enjoyed the big wheel and splendid views. We enjoyed Tapas at a pub and then walked around town. There was a lot of Beatles memorabilia, old Beatles Haunts. Read Less
Sail Date: May 2011
We arrived early in Liverpool and I was out on the deck taking pictures. The weather was cool and overcast. I got some nice pictures. We did a private tour with Busybus and had a great day long tour of the North Wales Coast. We went to ... Read More
We arrived early in Liverpool and I was out on the deck taking pictures. The weather was cool and overcast. I got some nice pictures. We did a private tour with Busybus and had a great day long tour of the North Wales Coast. We went to a castle, saw the coastline went to a walled city, had lunch in a small town and had a great tour guide. We enjoyed it and it was half the price of the Princess tour. Read Less
Sail Date: May 2011
We took the ship's tour into Wales this day. We had a great guide and a wonderful day. It was one of the only rainy days we had, which was fine as we traveled by bus. We drove through Ruffin, where my relatives live. Couldn't ... Read More
We took the ship's tour into Wales this day. We had a great guide and a wonderful day. It was one of the only rainy days we had, which was fine as we traveled by bus. We drove through Ruffin, where my relatives live. Couldn't stop, of course, so will have to go back there as well! We ended up in Llangollen, Wales, where we boarded a train for a lovely train ride. Had a nice group lunch (two bus loads of us)before driving back. Great day. Read Less
Sail Date: August 2010
Though not the first port I had to mention it first. This was the best port of them all. Even to Paris, yes, even to Paris. We booked online with busybus.com and Peter - pronounced - Peetur - was the very, very, very, best guide we've ... Read More
Though not the first port I had to mention it first. This was the best port of them all. Even to Paris, yes, even to Paris. We booked online with busybus.com and Peter - pronounced - Peetur - was the very, very, very, best guide we've had on any of our cruises. The value was unbelievable for the Northern Wales Cruise Special - if you go - you will not regret it. Beautiful country - wonderful guide - what more could you ask for? :) You can go to their website and choose Lounge and see pictures of the "tourist" in action. He takes pictures while we aren't watching. Really neat. But book early so you won't be disappointed. Read Less
Sail Date: July 2010
On Monday morning we woke up in Liverpool. This was a very special day for the Queen Victoria as it was her first visit to the port. The Duchess of Cornwall came aboard to unveil a plaque. We were proud to watch this ceremony before going ... Read More
On Monday morning we woke up in Liverpool. This was a very special day for the Queen Victoria as it was her first visit to the port. The Duchess of Cornwall came aboard to unveil a plaque. We were proud to watch this ceremony before going ashore. We walked round the Albert dock, visited a newly opened museum and enjoyed a return visit to this great city. We noticed that a large number of people were on the dockside, despite some rain and by the evening this number had swelled to many thousands as we prepared to sail away. There was a great party up on deck 10 and a fantastic firework display from a boat in the river. It was a moving event with retro music playing and everyone singing along as we left and sailed out of the Mersey estuary. The sound of the ship's siren must have kept most of Liverpool awake, but no one seemed to really care and the atmosphere was electric. Liverpool did us proud! Read Less
Sail Date: July 2010
Liverpool, England - and gateway to Wales and Conway Castle. We were amazed with Liverpool and the wonderful people ..... and we took a tour of N. Wales and The Conway Castle... awesome.
Liverpool, England - and gateway to Wales and Conway Castle. We were amazed with Liverpool and the wonderful people ..... and we took a tour of N. Wales and The Conway Castle... awesome. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2010
We really wanted to go to Wales, so contacted the Liverpool Tour Guide Service (office@theliverpooltourguideservice.co.uk). Hilary was our contact and she set us up with a wonderful guide named Judy Brough (http://www.guidenorthwales.com) ... Read More
We really wanted to go to Wales, so contacted the Liverpool Tour Guide Service (office@theliverpooltourguideservice.co.uk). Hilary was our contact and she set us up with a wonderful guide named Judy Brough (http://www.guidenorthwales.com) or contact Judy at: info@guidenorthwales.com Judy went out of her way to try to fit in all our requests, letting us know when we could take time to 'smell the roses' and when we should increase our pace. Judy spent the whole time with us, even strolling with us around the Bodnant Gardens, Conwy Castle ruins and walking the town walls giving us information and answering questions as necessary and stopping for as many photo op requests as possible. We spent a great 9 hours with Judy—she even brought the blankets for our picnic lunch. Awesome, awesome!! Read Less
Sail Date: June 2010
We arrived on a beautiful sunny day. Very warm. There was a triathalon going on, so the HOHO busses weren't running. We walked to Chinatown and had lunch. Then walked down to Albert Dock and viewed the Picasso exhibit @the Tate, which ... Read More
We arrived on a beautiful sunny day. Very warm. There was a triathalon going on, so the HOHO busses weren't running. We walked to Chinatown and had lunch. Then walked down to Albert Dock and viewed the Picasso exhibit @the Tate, which was very interesting. We then walked to a pub and watched the end of the England/Germany match in the World's Cup. Read Less
Sail Date: August 2009
Due to our problems in Dublin we had a very late arrival in Liverpool which meant that the majority of the tours had to be cancelled. Liverpool itself offers much to entertain visitors, what with the Beatles Story, Maritime Museum and the ... Read More
Due to our problems in Dublin we had a very late arrival in Liverpool which meant that the majority of the tours had to be cancelled. Liverpool itself offers much to entertain visitors, what with the Beatles Story, Maritime Museum and the 2 very different Cathedrals not to mention a very good shopping centre. The sun shone for a while although it was very windy. Read Less
Sail Date: July 2009
Obviously known for "The Beatles" and that is their main draw. There are many areas to visit within Liverpool and the suburbs concerning the Beatles including a GREAT museum called "The Beatles Story". Very well done. ... Read More
Obviously known for "The Beatles" and that is their main draw. There are many areas to visit within Liverpool and the suburbs concerning the Beatles including a GREAT museum called "The Beatles Story". Very well done. However, keep in mind that the entire "small city" is not all about The Beatles. Other than a few areas dedicated specifically to them, there is a lot more to Liverpool NOT dedicated to the Beatles. It's just a typical small, port city. Read Less

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