Could cruisers start their trip from Hull?

Published: Friday 31st October 2014 by The News Editor

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Hull wants to establish a state-of-the-art cruise terminal to send holidaymakers on their voyage in style.

It is part of new long-term plans announced for the port city to take advantage of its maritime heritage and become a world-class tourist destination.

The city council’s Stephen Brady revealed on October 31 it is forging ahead with a cruise terminal scheme and other water-based attractions.

Councillor Brady said the local authority wants to fully utilise its waterfront’s economic potential.

He said that establishing a new cruise liner terminal is now a “must” in that objective.

The council also wants to bring to Hull an acclaimed painting collection which celebrates the history of Britain’s merchant steam vessels.

The British Mercantile Marine Memorial Collection’s (BMMMC) pieces include works in watercolour, oil and other mediums.

Councillor Brady said that the plans no longer include a bid to make Hull the temporary home for HMS Illustrious, the famous aircraft carrier.

But the local politician said that the bidding process had incredible benefits for a council looking to bring similar attractions to the city.

Copyright Press Association 2014

Published: Friday 31st October 2014 by The News Editor

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