It was crowded but I think not so crowded as on the other side as you can see from Angel Jem's post on the event. We caught a train to Birkenhead and viewed the event from the quayside by the ferry terminal. As you can see from the pictures there were people in front of us but we still had a fairly good view and it was all fairly good humoured despite the crowds.
The advantage of viewing from this side is that you can see all the iconic Liverpool landmarks in the background. Can you spot the cathedral and the Liver Building with the 'birds' on the top in the pictures above? Liverpool has more historic buildings than any other city in Europe according to my brother-in-law who was, like my husband, born in the city.
The Cunard company started its cruise business from here but now sail from Southampton. A pity really as it would help revive the economy if they came back up north. We might even consider a cruise holiday if they sailed from here though I still am not sure it's for me. My only experience of cruising is the overnight Brittany Ferries trip from Portsmouth to St Malo and it was something to be endured rather than enjoyed, despite the on board patisserie, restaurant, bars and entertainment.