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Mersey Ferries launches brand new pirate themed cruises

TREASURE hunting pirates will descend onto the River Mersey in September as part of a brand new swashbuckling family cruise organised by Mersey Ferries.

To celebrate this year’s Pirate Festival on the Dock, four themed cruises will run across Saturday September 16th, all in the company of two rival Pirate Crews in the pursuit of hidden treasure.

Pirate Crews will welcome you aboard the 50-minute voyage which will feature face painting and hearty games for all the family as the pirates make their way around the ship sharing tales of their journey at sea and teaching youngsters how to talk like a pirate, as well as look like one.

Two story-telling captains from each crew will go head-to-head to decide who really does rule the seven seas.

Families and pirate passenger stowaways will be asked to choose one of two Pirate Crews to join, before a thrilling battle takes place before hidden treasure can be uncovered. Everyone will need their best singing voices at the ready and a fine sense of humour to discover the bounty.

Gary Evans from Mersey Ferries, said: “We’re really excited about the launch of our brand-new Pirate Themed Cruises this year. They offer families the perfect opportunity to take to the seas during what promises to be a great weekend of family fun on Liverpool’s waterfront, complementing the Pirate Festival on the Dock 2017.

“The two pirate crews are absolutely fantastic and they really go all out to create a memorable experience for all the family. There will also be plenty of fun and games on-board the ferry so we really hope the cruises add an extra element of excitement for lots of families over that September weekend.”

All four cruises will set sail on Saturday, September, 16, departing from Pier Head, Liverpool, at 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm.

For more information or to book tickets, call the Mersey Ferries ticket office on 0151 330 1003, visit any of Mersey Ferries terminals or visit the Mersey Ferries website at

The Pirate Themed Cruises are part of Mersey Ferries’ biggest ever events programme, which includes River Explorer Cruises for families as well as special cruises for adults with everything from Summer Evening Cruises to Who Dunnit thrills and Themed Music Cruises. To see the full programme, visit


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