Liverpool City Council has launched a new study to find out whether a former jetty could be transformed into a new, ultra-modern, cruise line terminal.
The Princes Jetty could soon be capable of handling 3,600 passengers per day if the plans go through.
It could see transatlantic crossings return to Liverpool which had taken place regularly until 1968.
The new terminal would have passport control, a passenger lounge, toilets, café, coach layover area, taxi rank, pick up point and a car park.
The Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson: “The temporary cruise liner building has been a tremendous success and served us well, but a city of Liverpool’s standing and ambition needs a permanent building if we are to continue the growth we’ve seen in recent years.
“It’s always been my ambition to develop an iconic terminal which makes Liverpool a world-class destination for cruise liners.
“What we are doing now is drawing up detailed plans which will give us a clear picture of the costs and then enable us to make a decision as to whether to proceed.
“Clearly there will be a cost to the construction of the facility, but this will be offset by the hugely beneficial economic impact that passengers have when they spend money during their stay.
“There is still lots of work to do before we can give any scheme the green light, but the fact that we have identified a potential site which we are seriously looking at shows the importance we attach to the cruise market.”
A final decision will be made later in the year as to whether the project should go ahead.
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