Liverpool: A surprisingly fun town | Cruise ships visiting the home of the Beatles

ByRick Deutsch

Liverpool: A surprisingly fun town | Cruise ships visiting the home of the Beatles

The Liverpool Wharf has a huge ferris-wheel

The Liverpool Wharf has a huge ferris-wheel

Big ships are making their way to the Western England port of Liverpool. Most Americans are aware that this is where the Fab Four grew up. But it is more famous for its huge port with docks as far as the eye can see. The harbor was one of the key shippings centers in the 1800 and early 1900’s.

A recent cruise I spoke on stopped there for a day. I expected heavy, dark, sooty brick facades and a grim overcast tone. WRONG! The wife and I took a hop-on hop-off bus around the city. Like $10 each. It was cool. A nice place to come back to. The river walk had a lot of nice places to eat and see and shop.

We saw two large Beatles Museums. Two!! There was an excursion to the downtown “Cavern Club,” which, in reality, was bulldozed decades ago. Now a modern club holds that name. So why visit???

There were also half-day tours to Abby Road, Strawberry Fields and the places where the mop-tops went to school. I saved the money. Like, I know all I ever need to about the Beatles. They are great, but who cares where the walked?

A downtown WW2 bombed out church

A downtown WW2 bombed out church

The Ruby Princess and Celebrity Infinity made four visits to Liverpool this year. It sits on the Mersey, made famous in a tune by Peter and Gordon. (Ferry ‘cross the Mersey). The city was also a major player in the slave trade.

Princess Cruises will berth there six times in 2015.

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