It’s cruise season again and what with the recent 100 year anniversary of Titanic’s sinking and news that the cruise terminal will become a turn-around facility, I thought it might be fun to take a look at some of the cruise ships that have visited Liverpool over the past few years. I’ve been photographing the cruise ships for the council since the terminal opened back in 2007.
The terminal opened in 2007 with the arrival of the iconic ship Queen Elizabeth II. A beautiful ship and one I saw as a kid. That childhood event had an effect on me and quite possibly helped shape me into a photographer. I remember hearing stories about lenses that could see details in the Liver Building from right across the Mersey. Hearing stories of photographers falling backwards over camera gear while tracking a plane overhead. Most of all I remember seeing the gigantic QE2 sailing down the Mersey from the Egremont Ferry pub. It’s been a privilege to document ships on the Mersey these past few years and I can’t wait to see what comes next.
Queen Elizabeth II, September 2007.
Saga Rose. June, 2008.
Grand Princess. June, 2008.
Seaborn Pride. September, 2008.
Queen Elizabeth II. October, 2008.
Balmoral. October, 2008.
Crown Princess. June, 2009.
Patricia. July, 2009.
Queen Mary II. October, 2009.