Head over the water to Liverpool during August to see some of the largest and most impressive ocean-going cruise ships that sail the seven seas against the backdrop of the city skyline.
The River Mersey will turn into a super highway of the seas as no fewer than 13 cruise ships line up to visit the city.
Thousands of passengers will be disembarking at the Liverpool cruise terminal from around the world to enjoy summer on our doorstep.
August 11 Silhouette (Celebrity)
We start August with the sleek and modern looking Silhouette.
Home to 2,886 passengers, the ship is on its second visit to Liverpool this year and has been sailing since it launched in 2011.
It's more than 1,000ft long.
August 12 Marina (Oceana Prestige)
Marina heaves into view the day after Silhouette and is a newcomer to Liverpool.
A smaller ship than many, the emphasis is on luxury, with space for 1250 guests looked after by 800 staff.
Among the things you can do on board are art lessons under several artists in residence.
August 13 Braemar (Fred Olsen)
A cruise for food fans will see the Braemar visit Liverpool this month, and on board will be Nancy birtwhistle, winner of the Great british Bake Off in 2014.
The ship will visit several ports around the UK after setting sail from Southampton.
August 14 Boudicca (Fred Olsen)
Adventure awaits the lucky cruisers who will start their journey from Liverpool on August 14.
Boudicca will head out from the River Mersey to explore the fjords of Greenland, with stops in Reykjavik and Belfast too.
The ship saisl on the same day as the Liverpool Triathlon, so expect roads around the waterfront to be busy.
Boudicca returns to Liverpool on August 29, with last
August 15 Seabourn Quest (Seabourn)
This ship is 650 feet of floating luxury for the 450 lucky guests on board.
Launched in 2011, features include an amazing observation deck with 270 degree views (on deck 10 forward, Star Trek fans), while the ship has a water sports area where the captain creates a temporary marina at the back on the ship.
August 16 Caribbean Princess (Princess)
An old friend for Liverpool cruise watchers, the Caribbean Princess is a giant of the seas with space for around 3,000 guests.
The ship will visit Liverpool on a cruise of the British Isles, and was also christened by actress Jill Whelan, who played Vicki Stubing in 1980s American TV sitcom The Love Boat, fact fans.
The ship will return to Liverpool on August 28.
August 18 Europa (Hapag Lloyd)
Cruising to and from Hamburg, the Europa will visit Liverpool as part of a trip around the British Isles and Ireland.
The trip is based around visiting golf courses around the UK, including Royal Liverpool, as well as a stop in Edinburgh for the Military Tattoo.
August 20 Aida Vita (Aida)
The German cruise ship Aida Vita has been sailing the seven seas since 2000.
Highlights on board include a Finnish sauna and a tropical themed area for teenagers to enjoy away from the family.
August 21 Seven Seas Voyager (Regent)
Another super-posh cruise ship, the Voyager has space for just 700 passengers and has 24-hour room service with dinner served course by course.
There is a large theatre on board as well as a casino and several bars. It will visit Liverpool during a 10-night cruise around the UK, with prices starting at more than £5,000 per person.
August 22 Artania (Phoenix Reisen)
One of the old ladies of the sea, Artania has been in service since 1984.
It holds the distinction of having no indoor cabins and it has also had two women captains in its history.
August 27 Marco Polo (CMV)
Once the Soviet-owner Aleksandr Pushkin, the Marco Polo now flies under the flag of the Bahamas.
First launched in 1965, the ship has been completely rebuilt since then and had the unfortunate distinction of running aground in 2014 near Norway.