Named “The World Capital of Pop,” fans of The Beatles may also recognize Liverpool as the birthplace of the legendary English rock band. In addition to its love for rock and roll, Liverpool is known for its historic sites, celebrated architecture and fabulous food. There’s also no shortage of cultural wonders to explore, with statuesque buildings and monuments lining the streets and one of the most impressive collections of museums in Europe. Whether you’re a lover of music, history, architecture or food, a visit to Liverpool is sure to be a highlight on our British Isles cruises this summer and next.
In the Steps of The Beatles – If you are a part of Beatlemania, or if you want to find out what it’s all about, this behind-the-scenes tour is for you. You’ll journey into the lives of The Beatles at their permanent exhibit on Liverpool’s historic waterfront and at the famed music venue where they made their first of nearly 300 performances. A scenic driving tour will take you by The Beatles’ birthplaces, schools, former homes and music venues while you sing along to Beatles tunes. Special versions of this tour are offered for families, adults and small groups.
The Bell Keeper Experience at Liverpool Anglican Cathedral – Your visit to Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, the 5th largest Cathedral in the world, will leave you in awe as you take in the impressive architecture. The cathedral boasts the largest Gothic arches and bells with the highest and heaviest peal in the world. Disney cruisers will have exclusive access to the Ringing Chambers to meet the cathedral’s bell ringers and enjoy a ring-the-bells experience. Your adventure continues up a narrow staircase to the floor where the incredibly large bells are located and even further to the rooftop where you can take in sweeping views of the city to the coastline and as far away as North Wales.
The World of Beatrix Potter and Lake Windermere Exclusive Youth Activity – This family-friendly Port Adventure combines a relaxing cruise on Lake Windermere, the largest natural lake in England, with a fun opportunity to enter The World of Beatrix Potter and meet Peter Rabbit. Your visit to this attraction, which celebrates one of the world’s most loved children’s authors, also includes a traditional English lunch and time for parents to explore while children join Disney Cruise Line Youth Counselors for an imaginative craft.
Next week, I’ll give you suggestions for how to best experience Highland culture and explore the majestic beauty of Scotland during our visits to Invergordon and Greenock. Remember, when the ship’s in port, venture ashore!