Merseybeats.jpgPassengers on the Black Prince’s farewell cruise from Liverpool later this year will be rocking along to the sound of sixties group The Merseybeats. Surprisingly, the group, founded in 1961, has been going longer than the Fred Olsen favourite, which first entered service in 1966.
Black Prince will be retired in October because the ship will not meet new safety regulations coming into force next year. The Liverpool cruise, sailing out of the Mersey on September 9, calls at Belfast, Scrabster in the Hebrides, Chatham, Guernsey, Falmouth and Dublin, returning on September 19. Fares for this historic cruise start from £1,045 per person, based on two sharing a twin cabin, and including all meals and entertainment on board.
No doubt the passengers – most of whom, like the Merseybeats themselves, have reached and passed retirement age – will be Wishin’ and Hopin’ for good weather as they bid farewell to the Black Prince.