The BLACK PRINCE the well known and locally well supported Fred. Olsen Lines cuise ship made her final departure from the Mersey on Saturday September 19.
Instead of heading out to sea directly from Langton Cruise Terminal on this final departure to Southampton she sailed past the Pier Head.
I have posted a large selection of photographs taken of BLACK PRINCE's final departure yesterday at:
At Southampton she will undertake two final cruises before she is transferred to new Venezualan owners.
She was withdrawn due to the expense of upgrading her to meet SOLAS 2010requirements. Her Venezuelan buyers propose to use her on local sailings to which compliance of the SOLAS 2010 reuirements are not required.
She will be replaced on Fred. Olsen's Liverpool station by BOUDICCA which will operate cruises from Liverpool Langton in spring and autumn 2010.