Summer Evening Cruises return to the River Mersey

MERSEY Ferries has announced the return of its Summer Evening Cruise programme for 2017. Tickets are now on sale for the sailings which will run for the rest of the month and through July and August. The two-hour cruise gives passengers the chance to see Liverpool’s famous UNESCO World Heritage waterfront, as they take in the views from a vantage point on the water as the sun sets. The cruise programme is part of Liverpool’s 67-17: 50 Summers of Love season which will showcase a variety of musical artists on the ferry. Performances will include a selection of classic tracks from the Summer of Love period. Artists who will be performing the soundtrack to the summer live on board include jazz and swing extraordinaire Alan Cross and Cal Mac, one half of the Mac Bros who made their name on TV talent show The Voice. Gary Evans, Head of Customer Delivery at Merseytravel, said: “Our Summer Evening Cruises were hugely popular last year and we are delighted to welcome them back to this year’s programme of events on the River Mersey. “This year our cruises are part of the Liverpool’s Summer of Love and our artists will play a selection of tracks from this significant period in our city’s musical heritage – as well as some classic songs new and old. “Whether you are visiting Liverpool for a few days, are new to the city or have lived here all your life, the evening cruises offer a new way to see Liverpool’s most stunning views and architecture, with fabulous entertainment to make this a trip with a difference. It’s the perfect way to spend a leisurely summer evening, with family, friends or work colleagues.” Boarding at Seacombe, Wirral at 7.30pm and Pier Head, Liverpool at 7.40pm, cruises last approximately 2 hours. Tickets cost £13.95 and can be bought online, by calling the ticket office on 0151 330 1444, or by visiting any one of Merseytravel’s terminals.