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Special Ferry Cruises For HMS Illustrious Visit October 14, 2008

Posted by liverpoolchamber in Events.

Special Mersey Ferries trips will be taking in the size and scale of giant aircraft carrier, HMS Illustrious, when she visits Liverpool during the weekend.

As well as normal services throughout the weekend, Merseytravel has arranged for extra River Explorer Cruises to run on Saturday 18th October.

Departures will be increased to every 30 minutes through until 6pm in order to make the most of the visit.

Blue badge guides will provide live commentary on the vessel throughout the day.

The ferries will be getting as close as possible to HMS Illustrious, which is the second of three Invincible Class Aircraft carriers and the fifth ship to bear the name.

Illustrious – or ‘Lusty’ as she is known will arrive around 12.30pm on Friday 17th October and be open to the public on Saturday 18th October. HMS Illustrious will leave Liverpool around 2pm on Sunday 19th October.

The vessel is 209m long and can hold more than 1,000 officers and staff.

For more details about the special cruises contact Mersey Ferries, call 0151 330 1444 or visit www.merseyferries.co.uk



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