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  • "Liverpool has been granted turnaround status , whether the people from Southampton like it or not , get over it and concentrate on improving your town centre , because there is no attractions what so ever , I am from Liverpool and have been to Southampton and believe me when I say this there is no comparison , Liverpool blows Southampton right out of the water in regards to what it has to offer to a tourist , the ships are increasing each year to Liverpool from demand , in regards to Cunard sticking with southampton well personally I think is a load of rubbish , cunard is a business looking to make money , and lots more of it and it would be daft to not to use Liverpool . Liverpool will increase and open up a new market in the north of the uk , and in regards to the recent comment regarding tempary baggage facility at Liverpool well that is correct , tempary it is . Wait until you see the new plans ."
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Cunard quashes rumours of transatlantic cruises from Liverpool

Cunard quashes rumours of transatlantic cruises from Liverpool

Queen Mary 2

Queen Mary 2

First published in Business Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Shipping & Heritage Reporter

Southampton-based Cunard has categorically denied new reports that the company is to operate transatlantic voyages from the Mersey.

Cunard, which operates Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria from Southampton, is angry over what it says is totally false information.

In a terse statement the company said: “Cunard Line would like to clarify that they have no plans for transatlantic voyages from Liverpool to New York in 2012, 2013 or in the future.

“Cunard will continue to operate its successful transatlantic voyages from its home port of Southampton.’’

Many believe the reports are just another element of Liverpool’s campaign to persuade the Government that the northern port should be allowed to become a “turn-around’’ base for cruise ships.

It is now also being claimed in Liverpool this long-standing row has been “resolved’’, opening the way for cruise ships to operate from the city.

In fact the Government has made no decision and the EU, which supplied part of the public funding, is also taking a close look at Liverpool’s plans.

The long running wrangle centres around Liverpool’s attempts to use a multi-million pound handout of public money to develop and expand dockside facilities.

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Southampton and other UK docks, which rely purely on private investment, are demanding Liverpool pay back all of the public funding so competition between the ports is on a “level playing field’’.

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