Strike up the band for cruise ships

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Opinion -

IT would be great if there were a band to play at the Fre­man­tle Pas­sen­ger Ter­mi­nal when over­seas cruise ships left the post.

It could be brass, pipe or other band. This is not new as I can re­mem­ber in the 60s and 70s when the Fre­man­tle Ter­mi­nal was new, bands played when ships de­parted.

I have been on a cruise ship this year, down to Al­bany where a lone Piper plays when the ship ar­rives and leaves the port. It cre­ates a great wel­come at­mos­phere.

The Town of Al­bany also sup­plies a free shut­tle bus from the ship ev­ery half hour into town while the ship is in port. Al­bany sure has got its act to­gether when it comes to tourism.

Fre­man­tle and other WA ports could fol­low their good­will.

If we want tourists to visit our State, we must make them wel­come.

Frank Granger, Ap­ple­cross.

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