11 Mar 2020
Liverpool Waters in ship shape for Virgin Voyages and Royal Navy
Peel L&P’s Liverpool Waters recently welcomed two incredible vessels to the city’s waterfront, as Liverpool was chosen to host the marking of momentous occasions.
On 25th February, we saw the launch of Virgin Voyages’ ‘Scarlet Lady’, Virgin’s brand new 2,700 passenger ocean liner, as it docked at Liverpool Cruise Terminal, Princes Dock before heading off on its maiden voyage to America and around the Caribbean.
Scarlet Lady is the company's first ever ocean cruise liner and at around 277m in length, it promises those on board a non-traditional cruise experience.
The excitement was closely followed by a unique visit from Royal Navy Aircraft Carrier, HMS Prince of Wales, with Liverpool having been chosen as one of only two cities to host the vessel.
The ship is one of the most powerful ever constructed in the UK and - along with her sister ship HMS Queen Elizabeth - the largest ever built for the Royal Navy.
The ship’s flight deck has enough space to fit three football pitches, measuring an enormous 280 metres long by 70 metres wide.
Visitors to Princes Dock were treated to impressive views of the aircraft carrier while it is docked in the Mersey.
Thousands of people with free tickets were invited on board to see the ship up close, with an exclusive look before the Aircraft Carrier set off
During its visit, the waterfront was alive with military processions, events, and food and drink concessions to entertain those who didn’t manage to snap up a ticket on-board.
Liza Marco, asset manager at Peel L&P’s Liverpool Waters, said:
“We’re incredibly privileged to have such breath-taking vessels visiting our waterfront for events which, in both of these cases are so rare. Having these ships as a backdrop creates a unique environment for our tenants to work from.
“We’ve been delighted to welcome thousands of visitors over the past couple of weeks and it has been brilliant to work closely with Cruise Liverpool, Liverpool City Council, Merseyside Police and the Ministry of Defence to facilitate these special events.
“Liverpool Waterfront is already a fantastic city for ships such as these to be showcased, and we can’t wait for our city to expand, as progress at Liverpool Waters continues to regenerate the north docks, including developments such as the brand new Cruise Liner Terminal and Isle of Man Ferry Terminal, bringing even more visitors to our waterfront.”