Strike up the band for cruise ships
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.